Lois Martin

My name is Lois Martin and I am your new East Central ICDA representative. A long-time member of this organization I am pleased to have the opportunity to serve you as I complete the term for Brandon Fraseur who is adding his expertise and passion for music in a new district across the state this year.

My day job is at the Vinton-Shellsburg Community Schools working with the middle school general music students and choirs as well as students grades 2 – 4 at Tilford Elementary. Many evenings are filled with piano and voice students and weekends with church choirs where I also serve as the organist.

Lois Martin
East Central District Chair

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East Central District Events 2014-15


September 13

Pre-All State Workshop
Linn-Mar High School, Marion
Hosts:  June Schmidt and Bob Anderson
Clinician:  Dr. Gerald Kreitzer, Mount Mercy College

  • No Advance registration needed.  Registration is at the door.

Registration fees:  $25 per school for ICDA members
                                 $35 per school for non-ICDA members
                                 Payable at the door.  Make checks payable to ICDA, Inc.  NO PO’s.

Schedule:  8:00 am Registration
                  8:30 am Warm-ups and mass choir rehearsal
                 10:00 am Sectional rehearsals
                10:45 am Sample recall auditions
                  11:00 am Final mass rehearsal and director’s meeting
                  12:00pm Dismissal


September 26

OPUS Deadline for Honor Audition Recordings Submissions – midnight 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

Technology Troubleshooter is Nick Oswald noswald.cr.k12.ia.us


October 18

Elementary Choral Workshop
Novak Elementary, Marion, Iowa
Host Tanya Rosenkranz trosenkranz@linnmar.k12.ia.us


October 30

East Central District Youth Choir Clinic
All Day Event
Prairie High School, Cedar Rapids
Host:  Kelly Truax, ktruax@prairiepride.org
Clinician: Barbara Sletto, Heartland Youth Choirs

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Saturday November 8

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


November 20

CY Stephens Auditorium, Iowa State University, Ames
Iowa State University, Ames

Thursday November 20-22

Thursday November 18-20 All-State Music Festival and IMEA Convention
All State Music Festival and IMEA Convention 


Feb 23


5th and 6th Grade Honor Choir and 7th and 8th Grade Honor Choir
Monticello Community Schools
Host: Donna Wall
Director 5-6: Linda Martin, Luther College
Director 7-8: Jill Wilson, Luther College

Adobe PDF File Registration Notes
Adobe PDF File Music Selections
Adobe PDF File 5-6 Director Notes
Adobe PDF File 7-8 Director Notes


Feb 25-28

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

July 21-25

Annual ICDA Summer Symposium
NIACC Campus, Mason City, IA
Watch your 'Sounding Board' for information about next summer's Symposium