12-8-2014 ICDA Elections will be Jan. 6-20. We have president-elect and three district chair positions on the election ballot. To be on the electronic ballot: President-elect: Julie Schnieders, Jill Wilson; East Central District Chair: David Haas, Lois Martin; Northwest District Chair: Brandon Fraseur, Abby Sheppard; South Central District Chair: Melody Easter-Clutter, Will Edgar; Southeast District Chair: Collette McClellen, Jason Woodley. Watch for voting info to come.
12-1-2014 Deadline for ICDA-ICF Commission Composition Competition is January 2nd: This year's composition competition has been revamped to include all Iowa composers. Existing compositions with voicing chosen by the composer are being submitted and will be considered for one of two $600 prizes. The composition(s) will be debuted during the 2015 Summer Symposium. Compositions are to be submitted electronically, with January 2, 2015 as the last date of submission.
11-27-2014 The director of the 2015 All-State Jazz Choir director is Jeremy Fox, former faculty member at SWICC. Audition materials will be sent to the membership and posted on this web site in early December. Auditions will be held April 7 at Morningside College in conjunction with the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships.
11-27-2014 The year's Opus festival was once again a successful event. Increased audition numbers this year suggest that the new audition procedure was well received by most members. 396 ICDA members submitted 3557 auditions this year. The concert was sold out, as were almost all of the T-shirts.
9-18-2014 ICDA has added a new R&S Chair -- welcome Connor Koppin as our chair for Self Published Works
UPCOMING ICDA DATES(COMPLETE LIST)
Sounding Board Issue Submission Deadline
We host one annual Symposium,both state and district choral events, and provide many services for ICDA members, including our Mentor program for new educators.
2015 Dates in Mason City July 27-30
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events!
ICDA Mentor Program
If you would like to be a mentor, if you are a beginning teacher and would like a formal mentor
ICDA is pleased again to sponsor the 18th Annual Iowa All-State Jazz Choir. Concert given in conjunction with the 2015 ICDA Summer Convention at Mason City’s NIACC Campus. Date tba
Saturday, November 7, 2015
for First-Year Arts Educators.
link to information October 18, 2014 at Novak Elementary in Marion Iowa. Registration deadline Oct 11.
ICDA will sponsor the twenty-eighth annual Opus Honor Choir on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at Iowa State University in Ames.
Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. exists to serve choral musicians in the state of Iowa. ICDA's 1000+ members are choral conductors at every level of learning from pre-school to. ICDA is an affiliate of the American Choral Directors Association. Click here for more information.
The 'Sounding Board' is ICDA's quarterly publication -- see the most recent issue