The Des Moines Symphony Academy aims to provide the very best music education experiences for musicians of all ages. Since its founding in 2003, the Des Moines Symphony Academy has become a musical community of excellence where talented and motivated instrumental students of all ages can learn from renowned professional musicians and educators. 

Nearly 400 students are hosted each week at the Temple for Performing Arts downtown, where the Symphony Academy supports six youth ensembles (Preludio Strings, Youth Sinfonia, Youth Philharmonic, Youth Symphony, Youth Wind Ensemble, and Youth Jazz Orchestra) in addition to a Beginning Strings Program, Honors Ensembles, Zauberflöte, and private lessons.

Symphony Academy locations:
The Temple for Performing Arts

Joshua Barlage, Managing Director

Des Moines Symphony Academy
The Temple for Performing Arts
1011 Locust Street, Suite 400
Des Moines, IA 50309
Phone: 515.280.3332

The Des Moines Symphony Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship awards and other school-administered programs.