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


Board Meeting Dates
January 3 Full ICDA Board Meeting – Conference Call

Sounding Board Issue Submission Deadline
Issue 3 December 15
Issue 4 March 15

Event Dates
May 15 Outstanding Performers Showcase, ISU, Ames
July 27-30 41st Annual ICDA Summer Symposium

Opportunity Deadlines
April 15 Deadline for Nominations for Robert McCowen Award
May 1 Deadline for Scholarship/Research Grant Application

ICDA Summer Symposium 2015

ICDA links

ICDA Sounding Board

ICDA Events

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.

Summer Symposium

2015 Dates in Mason City July 27-30
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events!

ICDA Mentor Program

Link to Mentor Program

If you would like to be a mentor, if you are a beginning teacher and would like a formal mentor

All-State Jazz

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

Fall Symposium

Saturday, November 7, 2015
for First-Year Arts Educators.


Saturday, September 13, 2014


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.

Endowment Fund

Working to further the cause of choral music in Iowa


About ICDA

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

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