3-21-2015 Next summer at the 2015 ICDA Symposium, a Gala Event celebrating the Endowment Fund will be held. This will be the culminating event of a year-long focus on building our Endowment. The goal is to DOUBLE the Endowment providing long-time financial security for ICDA and allowing us to support special projects like our scholarship students and guest artists. We need your help building the energy for this campaign throughout this year. Please carefully consider your own pledge or donation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

2-6-2015 Please consider taking the following survey to help us understand how our profession is changing. Results will be available through IMEA at the 2015 Conference: The State of Music Education in Iowa Public Schools...How have our jobs changed in the last 25 years? Music teachers in K-12 public schools are eligible to participate in this study. CLICK HERE to access the survey.

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.


Board Meeting Dates
April TBA Executive Board Budget Meeting
April 25 Full ICDA Board Meeting -- Final Reports Due at this Meeting

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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