2-6-2015 Please consider taking the following survey to help us understand how our profession is changing. Results will be available through IMEA at the 2015 Conference: The State of Music Education in Iowa Public Schools...How have our jobs changed in the last 25 years? Music teachers in K-12 public schools are eligible to participate in this study. CLICK HERE to access the survey.

1-22-2015 We are pleased to introduce our recent election winners:
President-Elect, Jill Wilson
East Central District Representative, Lois Martin
Northwest District Representative, Abby Sheppard
South Central District Representative, Melody Easter-Clutter
Southeast District Representative, Jason Woodley

1-22-2015 "The Division Editors for ACDA have made their decision: Iowa has won the Best State ACDA Website (with a professional designer) in a close contest! I congratulate you all. Please pass my congratulations along to the Iowa ACDA Board on this recognition of terrific work! I'll be making a public presentation of this award (with a plaque) in Salt Lake City. I'm hoping you (and your webmaster) be there to accept it." Terry J. Barham, Ph.D., National Coordinator, State and Division ACDA Newsletters

11-27-2014 The director of the 2015 All-State Jazz Choir director is Jeremy Fox, former faculty member at SWICC. Audition materials will be sent to the membership and posted on this web site in early December. Auditions will be held April 7 at Morningside College in conjunction with the Iowa Vocal Jazz Championships.


Board Meeting Dates
January 3 Full ICDA Board Meeting – Conference Call

Sounding Board Issue Submission Deadline
Issue 4 March 15

Event Dates
May 15 Outstanding Performers Showcase, ISU, Ames
July 27-30 41st Annual ICDA Summer Symposium

Opportunity Deadlines
April 15 Deadline for Nominations for Robert McCowen Award
May 1 Deadline for Scholarship/Research Grant Application

ICDA Summer Symposium 2015

ICDA links

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.


Saturday, September 13, 2014


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


ICDA will sponsor the twenty-eighth annual Opus Honor Choir on Thursday, November 20th, 2014 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 1000+ 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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