Since 1925 CMA has presented great performances and memorable music education programs featuring national and international touring artists. Classical musicians CMA has presented include Sergei Rachmaninoff, Artur Rubenstein, Beverly Sills, Izthak Perlman, Yo-Yo Ma and the Emerson String Quartet. In 1982, CMA added jazz to its season and among the artists to perform are Wynton, Delfeayo, Ellis and Branford Marsalis, Arturo Sandoval, Chick Corea, Kurt Elling, Esperanza Spalding, and David Sanborn.
CMA Studio music education programs featuring our renowned guest artists benefit hundreds of young people in Des Moines area schools every year. The goal of these programs, which are offered at no cost, is to supplement and enhance school-based arts instruction.
WHAT YOUR GIFT WILL MAKE POSSIBLE
This year, with COVID-19 preventing in-person concerts and education programs, CMA is developing a new series of virtual concerts and a suite of online programs for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Your gift to CMA through A Community Thrives will support the development of these programs.
In addition, you will help us meet our $6,000 fundraising goal and qualify for a local operating grant from Gannett Foundation and the Des Moines Register.