ICDA News

6-16-2015 WATCH FOR CHANGES ON THIS WEBSITE TO COME -- We are currently in the process of updating our website. Some day you will visit and it will look entirely different. It will be important to make sure you have your membership updated as we are making the change to ICDA member-only pages where you will log in to see your district information, database info, etc.

6-16-2015 ICDA Professional Development Credit Opportunity for 2015  ~ One credit – License Renewal or Graduate -- based on pre-requisite attendance at this summer's ICDA Symposium. Participants must be members of ICDA, membership can be paid with symposium registration. See details at SYMPOSIUM 

6-16-2015 Haven't registered for the Summer Symposium? Time to get it done! REGISTRATION FORM

6-16-2015 Current first-year teachers who attend the Summer 2015 ICDA conference, and who did not apply for a scholarship last summer, will be eligible for the $250 scholarship (made possible through the IAAE grant) this summer. Contact Jill Wilson, Mentor Chair, with any questions.

5-20-2015 Looking for a job -- check HERE

5-18-2015 OPUS ADJUDICATOR INTEREST SURVEY If you are an active ICDA member, have taught at least 5 years, and are interested in adjudicating one of the Opus Honor Choirs, please fill out this survey and submit. All information is sent to the ICDA Inc. Opus Honor Choir Chair, and is compiled for future use. NOTE: * This is a NEW survey. If you have already submitted your information to the Opus Chair in the past, you will need to submit it again. Filling out this survey only shows that you have an interest, it does NOT guarantee an adjudicating position. Click on this LINK TO REGISTER

4-1-2015 Opus Auditionsfor 2015 will be open on September 4th and they will close at midnight on September 25th. OPUS concert will be on November 19th.

3-21-2015 This summer at the 2015 ICDA Symposium, a Gala Event celebrating the Endowment Fund will be held. This will be the culminating event of a year-long focus on building our Endowment. The goal is to DOUBLE the Endowment providing long-time financial security for ICDA and allowing us to support special projects like our scholarship students and guest artists. We need your help building the energy for this campaign throughout this year. Please carefully consider your own pledge or donation. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

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UPCOMING ICDA DATES(COMPLETE LIST)
Board Meeting Dates
July 27 Full ICDA Board Meeting - NIACC - Mason City 10 AM - 12:45PM
September 12 Full ICDA Board Meeting – Place TBA
November 21 Full ICDA Board Meeting – Scheman Building, ISU Ames

'Sounding Board' Deadline
July 1

Event Dates
July 27 - 30 - 41st Annual ICDA Summer Symposium
September 19 Pre-All State Rehearsals
November 7 Fall Symposium for First Year Arts Educators

ICDA Summer Symposium 2015

ICDA links

ICDA Endowment Fund

ICDA Sounding Board

 

ICDA Events

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.

Summer Symposium

2015 Dates in Mason City July 27-30
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events!

ICDA Mentor Program

Link to Mentor Program

If you would like to be a mentor, if you are a beginning teacher and would like a formal mentor

All-State Jazz

ICDA is pleased again to sponsor the  18th Annual Iowa All-State Jazz Choir. Concert given in conjunction with the 2015 ICDA Summer Convention at Mason City’s NIACC Campus. Date tba

Fall Symposium

Saturday, November 7, 2015
for First-Year Arts Educators.

Pre-All-State

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Children's/Elementary
Workshop

link to information October 18, 2014 at Novak Elementary in Marion Iowa. Registration deadline Oct 11.

 

Opus

ICDA will sponsor the 30th annual Opus Honor Choir on Thursday, November 19th, 2015 at Iowa State University in Ames.

Endowment Fund

Working to further the cause of choral music in Iowa

 

About ICDA

Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. exists to serve choral musicians in the state of Iowa. ICDA's 900+ members are choral conductors at every level of learning from pre-school to. ICDA is an affiliate of the American Choral Directors Association. Click here for more information.

The 'Sounding Board' is ICDA's quarterly publication -- see the most recent issue

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