I am pleased to serve you this year as your ICDA Central District chair. In the performance field we are in there is an obvious focus on the end product. Please remember to also enjoy the learning process that takes place to create products. There is a solid list of ICDA Central District activities to encourage you and your students in both the process and the product. I hope you will join us this year!

It seems common for music educators to sit in professional development and occasionally feel the struggle of incorporating generic PD in the music classroom. ICDA is designed to support you through professional development and your students through musical opportunities. As your district representative on the ICDA board, please always feel free to contact me with thoughts, ideas, concerns, or questions about ways ICDA can best serve you.

Lisa Ott
Central District Chair

Central District Events 2014-15
Sat Sept 13

Pre-All State Clinic
8:00-12:00  Fort Dodge
Host, Matt Drees (mdrees@fort-dodge.k12.ia.us)
Guest Clinician, Dr. John Wiles UNI
Registration Form

  Sept 26

OPUS Deadline for Honor Audition Recordingsmidnight September 26
Opus Festival will be held on Thursday, November 15
Iowa State University, Ames
Contact Opus Chair, Nancy Ewing 712-541-8192 / 712-548-4508
or email to opus@iowachoral.org

Sat Oct 18 Children's & Youth Elementary Workshop
Novak Elementary, Marion, Tanya Rosenkranz trosenkranz@linnmar.k12.ia.us
Sat Oct 25 All-State Auditions
Sat Nov 8

Fall Symposium   Free 1ST YEAR ARTS EDUCATORS!!
Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge
Contact Jason Rausch


Nov 20

OPUS Honor Choir Festival
@ ISU Ames

  Nov 21-22

Iowa Music Educators Association Conference & All-State Music Festival
Iowa State Center, Ames

Sat Feb 14, 2014

MS/JR High Solo/Ensemble Contest
Ogden; David Larsen, host (david.larsen@ogden.k12.ia.us)

  Feb 25-28

ACDA National Conference
Salt Lake City, UT www.acda.org


March 27

Elementary/MS Honor Choir Grades 5/6 and 7/8
Webster City HS; Andrew Wotherspoon, host (a.wotherspoon2@gmail.com)
Adobe PDF File Registration
Adobe PDF File Music Selections and Director's Notes

Sat May 1 Deadline for ICDA Scholarship/Research Grant Applications
Wed May 13 ICDA Outstanding Performers Showcase
Iowa State University, Ames
NIACC, Mason City