Hello Central District Colleagues!

It is my privilege to serve as your representative for the Iowa Choral Directors Association. Let me emphasize the word "serve." Please know that I am absolutely interested in helping you achieve excellence with your singers and choirs and, if I may speak for your other colleagues, so are they. One of the most enduring things about ICDA is the dedication its members have to each other and to our shared craft. Do not hesitate to let me know how we can make your music-making even more rewarding.

The dates for our district's events are listed below. As details become available, they will be posted on the site. Take advantage of these opportunities, and let's work together to make the central district stronger than it has ever been!

Have a fantastic year, and never settle for mediocrity.

Chris Johnson
Central District Chair

Central District Events 2013-14
Sat Sept 7

Pre-All State Workshop

  Sept 6-25

OPUS Deadline for Honor Audition Recordings NEW PROCESS! Submissions between September 6 thru midnight September 25
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 Nov 2

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


Nov 21

OPUS Honor Choir Festival
@ ISU Ames

  Nov 21-23

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

Sat Feb 15, 2014

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

Fri March 28

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 7-8

  March 19-20 ACDA Division Conference
Des Moines
Sat May 1 Deadline for ICDA Scholarship/Research Grant Applications
Sat May 15 ICDA Outstanding Performers Showcase
Iowa State University, Ames
NIACC, Mason City