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The Zenith Chamber Music Festival (ZCMF) is a free annual summer concert series that brings together professional musicians from around the world, as well as local artists, to perform in diverse and unique venues in Des Moines, Iowa. The festival aims to enhance the arts in the community through innovative and diverse programming, interactive community outreach, and creative partnerships with local and regional organizations. Thanks to the support of Drake University and wonderful donors from the community, ZCMF is dedicated to making high-quality chamber music more accessible to the community and emerging student musicians.


The mission of the Zenith Chamber Music Festival (ZCMF) is to break down barriers and bridge gaps in the classical music world by providing engaging and diverse music programming and performances to the Des Moines community through our accessible free concert series. We aim to increase accessibility to world-class local and international artists by showcasing them in unique venues throughout the area.



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