Des Moines Symphony recording selected for CarpeDM music mix
The Des Moines Symphony has been selected for inclusion in CarpeDM Music Mix Volume III, released March 10, 2016. The selected piece, “Post-Balzac,” is from Symphony In Sculpture, a groundbreaking work commissioned by the Des Moines Symphony which was composed by Steve Heitzeg and conducted by Joseph Giunta.
The selection process for the Mix began when 44 Central Iowa musicians submitted a song to a local jury. The jury scored the tracks on three criteria: 1) songwriting – the quality of original musical and lyrical compositions, 2) musicianship – execution appropriate to the material, and 3) appropriateness for compilation – lyric content, production quality and artist activity with the community.
The top 15 songs were selected to appear on the Mix. 2016 marks the third year for the Music Mix, each Mix offers a variety of tracks and artists. This is the first year in which the Des Moines Symphony has submitted and been chosen for the Mix.
CarpeDM’s yearly music mix is used to promote Des Moines at SXSW, career fairs and out-of-state recruitment events. The Des Moines Symphony is thrilled to be a part of representing Central Iowa’s music scene to new audiences.