Linda Johnson

Welcome Northwest Iowa Choral Directors!

I’m Linda Johnson and I am beginning my 4th and final year as your district representative of ICDA.  I want to thank everyone for your support over the past three years and hope to see all of you at this year’s events!  If you are not currently a member of ICDA, I highly encourage you to join and get involved.  The support you will receive from other choral professionals in this organization is so amazing! Please check this webpage often throughout the school year for updates on our many events and please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns or if you want to VOLUNTEER!   

Linda Johnson
Northwest District Chair


Counties: Buena Vista, Carroll, Cherokee, Clay, Crawford, Dickinson, Ida, Lyon, Monona,
O’Brien, Osceola, Plymouth, Sac, Sioux, Woodbury

Northwest District Events 2014-2015


Pre-All-State Rehearsal
Due to many scheduling conflicts (other school events) and low participation rates, NW district will not be holding a pre All-State event this year.  Many NW schools are finding that this day is not providing what their students need in preparing the All-State music. We encourage you to use this day for your own block of rehearsal time or contact directors in your immediate area to have an exchange type of rehearsal.  If you have serious concerns about this event for future years, please feel free to email me your suggestions!


September 26

Deadline for OPUS Honor Audition Recordings
Submissions are due midnight September 26


November 8

Iowa Central Community College, Fort Dodge


November 4

7-8 Honor Choir Choral Festival
LeMars (due to construction at Storm Lake site)
Host:  Nancy Ewing
Clinician: Brandon Fraseur
ICDA form Registration
ICDA form Student List for Registration
ICDA form Schedule and Information
ICDA form Music List
ICDA form Program Information Form to come



November 20

November 21-22

Opus Festival and Concert
CY Stephens Auditorium, Ames

IHSMA All-State Music Festival


January 19, 2015

9–12 High School Honor Choir
Dordt College, Sioux Center
Host:  Abby Sheppard
Clinician:  Tim Watson
Guest Choir:  Morningside
Guest HS Choir:  Westwood, Tom Gerking
ICDA Form Message About Registration to come
ICDA Form Information Letter for Directors to come
ICDA Form Registration Form
ICDA Form Student Selection Form to come
ICDA Form Schedule
ICDA Form Program Submission Info
ICDA Form Music List


February 11

Middle School Choral Clinic
Westwood Schools, Sloan
Host: Tom Gerking
ICDA form Registration


March 3

Middle School Choral Clinic
West Sioux High School, Hawarden
Host:  Jim Gullikson
icda form Registration


April 21


5th-6th and 7th Grade Honor Choir Festival
Hosts: LeMars Music Staff
Clinicians:  Michelle Swanson & Jennifer Wagner
icda form Registration 5-6
icda form Registration 7
icda form Schedules
icda form Letter to Directors to come
icda form 5th-6th Director's Notes to come

Recording of the Pronunciation m4a file to come
icda form 7th Director's Notes to come
icda form Music List 5-6
icda form Music List 7
icda form T-Shirt Information
T-Shirt Order Form tba T-Shirt Order Form
icda form T-Shirt Art
icda form Teacher List to come


May 15

Outstanding Performers Showcase
Iowa Sate University, Ames


July 27-30

39th Annual ICDA Summer Symposium
NIACC, Mason City