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Congratulations to the following choirs selected to perform on the inaugural Iowa Choral Showcase at Central College in Pella on April 26:
Prairie Point Middle School Eighth Grade Treble Choir (Cedar Rapids)
Roland-Story High School Mixed Chorus (2A classification)
Cedar Rapids Xavier High School Chorale (3A classification)
Urbandale High School Singers (4A classification)
Drake University Chamber Singers
Northern Lights (adult community women’s chorus, Decorah)
Attention collegiate members--Via an email on January 27, all Iowa universities and colleges received a recommendation letter and form for submitting collegiate juniors and seniors for consideration for scholarships to attend the 2017 ICDA Summer Symposium. Please click here for further information.
It with great sadness that I share with you that our dear colleague Weston Noble died yesterday afternoon at the age of 94. Mr. Noble was the famed conductor of the Luther College Nordic Choir for 57 years, retiring in 2005. He was a charter member of ACDA, and an unwavering supporter of ICDA and all that it represented. There was no one else like him. We rejoice and are grateful for the incredible impact he made on choral music in Iowa, the United States, and beyond.
It is comforting to see the numerous tributes on social media from choral directors, singers, and others who were touched by the infectious spirit of this man. He affected lives beyond Luther College and the Midwest, and beyond those who were musicians. We will never truly know the impact of this legend.
Here is a short video that captures what made Weston Noble so special to all of us.
The official announcement from Luther College.
Vocal Music Teacher, Decorah High School
President, Iowa Choral Directors Association
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.
2017 Dates in Pella July 24-27
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events! Click here to access the pre-registration form.
Reminder: Pre-registration postmark deadline is July 1. Get you registration in now!!
ICDA Mentor Program
Link to Mentor Program
If you would like to be a mentor, OR if you are a beginning teacher and would like a formal mentor.
Click here for more information about All-State Jazz Choir auditions.
ICDA will sponsor the thirty-second annual Opus Honor Choir on Thursday, November 16, 2017 at Iowa State University in Ames.
Working to further the cause of choral music in Iowa.
ICDA members are choral directors at every level of learning
Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc., ICDA, serves choral musicians in the state of Iowa by providing leadership, guidance and support, continuing education opportunities, promoting excellence in the choral art through high quality offerings and events, supporting growth beyond college graduation, and enriching and renewing the musical souls of its membership.
ICDA’s 900+ members are choral conductors at every level of learning from pre-school to adult and they make music with a wide variety of choruses. ICDA is an affiliate of the American Choral Directors Association.