From performing on-stage to teaching lessons and serving as our Director of Operations, Aaron Williams plays a big role at the Symphony & Academy. Learn more in our Q&A.
Des Moines Symphony Academy student Dorothy Junginger was invited to be a member of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America for the 2020 season.
During Donor Appreciation Week (February 3-9, 2020) we recognize our community of supporters who make it possible to offer more Central Iowans extraordinary, live musical experiences and outstanding educational opportunities.
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.
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!