9-8-2014 Scholarship Opportunity: ACDA National Convention Scholarship for College Students due October 15

9-18-2014 ICDA has added a new R&S Chair -- welcome Connor Koppin as our chair for Self Published Works

9-3-2014 Find out how to register for both the Nov 8 Fall Symposium and the October 18 Children's and Youth Choir Elementary One-Day workshop.

8-27-2014 Watch as district chairs and R&S chairs continue to update their pages for you

8-24-2014 On July 21st, Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier was presented with the Robert McCowen Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations, Aimee! See the September Sounding Board for her bio, photo, and speeches from the presentation.

7-20-2014 ICDA MEMBERS HAD A GREAT TIME AT THE 2014 SUMMER SYMPOSIUM -- find more info on the Symposium page


Board Meeting Dates
September 6 Full ICDA Board Meeting – Newton
November 22 Full ICDA Board Meeting – Scheman Building, ISU Ames

Sounding Board Issue Submission Deadline
2 September 15

Event Dates
September 13 Pre-All State Rehearsals
November 8 Fall Symposium (Collaboration with Mentoring, IAAE, IBA, IMEA & ISTA)
November 20 OPUS 2014 Festival and Concert, CY Stephens Auditorium

Opportunity Deadlines
September 26 Deadline OPUS Honor Choir Audition Recordings On-line Submission 11:59 PM
November 1 Deadline ICDA/ICF Application – Choral Commissioning Competition

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 8, 2014
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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