Music is a lifeline — a heartbeat of a community — and it can change the world. Through a variety of concerts and programs, the Des Moines Symphony and Academy is invested in providing inclusive environments and access to music and music education for children throughout Greater Des Moines.
Throughout the holiday season, our supporters reflected on the music they loved most and shared it with us. Read more about their most cherished and favorite melodies and stories!
This holiday season, give the gift of music! Give a four-concert Flex Pack at a discount, or create a gift certificate in any amount to share with your music-loving friends and family.
With a special holiday gift, you can partner with the Des Moines Symphony & Academy to bring the music you know and love to even more Central Iowans this season and next.
From researching and finding music to correcting bowings and notation - preparing for a concert often begins up to a year in advance for our music librarian, Rachel Lowry. Learn more about her important role at the Symphony!
Congratulations to more than 25 Academy students accepted to the Iowa All-State Music Festival Orchestra and Band!
Former Des Moines Symphony Academy Youth Orchestra member, Jacob Nissly recently won the position of Principal Percussionist with the San Francisco Symphony.
The Des Moines Symphony Academy is excited to announce that we will be presenting a series of small group Alexander Technique classes this school year.
Our 2018-19 Season was one of special significance due to the generosity of nearly 800 individuals, corporations and foundations in our community.
As the Des Moines Symphony Academy Beginning Strings Program continues to grow, we find ourselves needing more classrooms! At the beginning of our Fall 2019 semester, we opened our newest satellite location at Franklin Junior High.
Get to know Joseph Giunta, one of America’s most distinguished, versatile and dynamic conductors.
Partner with us to continue to bring the best music to Des Moines!