2015 date: date tba OPUS Festival and Concert, CY Stephens Auditorium
OPUS HONOR CHOIR GOALS
1. To further the development of 5th-9th Grade choral programs through the learning, auditioning and performing of quality choral literature.
2. To achieve the excellence and pride that develops from singing in an Honor Choir that would ultimately be taken back to the home choir.
3. To offer attending directors the opportunity to observe master conductors in the rehearsal process.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO SUBMIT
Any current ICDA, Inc. member who is an active, retired or life member of American Choral Directors Association may prepare and submit fifth, sixth, seventh, eighth, and ninth grade singers that are active in their public and private school choral music programs or church choirs in the state of Iowa. Singers may not be submitted by ACDA student members.
Each member director may nominate up to a total of twelve quality singers per Opus choir. Participating directors are encouraged to have their students audition on a voice part that is appropriate for their vocal range and consider vocal health as a primary concern.
In order to be eligible, all singers submitted for consideration in the Opus Honor Choirs:
-must be part of an established Choral Program.
-must be submitted by an ICDA, Inc. member who is the regular director of the student's participating ensemble.
The Opus Committee reserves the right to make final determination of singers' eligibility for acceptance in the Opus Honor Choirs.
OPUS FESTIVAL LITERATURE & PURCHASING MUSIC
Music is in stock and available for purchase and immediate delivery from J.W. PEPPER (1-800-345-6296), www.jwpepper.com. ORDERING MUSIC FROM J.W. PEPPER WILL GUARANTEE THAT EVERY STUDENT OBTAINS THE CORRECT ARRANGEMENTS. Music will be available for purchase at the ICDA Summer Symposium in Mason City.
2014 Festival Schedule
2014 Press Release
Conference Program - Choral
Fifth-Sixth Grade Select Honor Choir
guest director: Tanya Rosenkranz, Indian Creek Elementary, Linn Mar Schools
choir chair: Abby Sheppard
Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Treble Clef Honor Choir
guest director: Kandy Kunzman, Harlan High School
choir chair: Sarah Deutsch
2014 7-8 Treble Clef Audition Details
2014 Director Notes
'Celebrate Music' Voicing Details
Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Bass Clef Honor Choir
guest director: David Heupel, Greene County High School, Jefferson
choir chair: Gerard Krupke
- The History of Opus Literature, from the beginning (1986) to the present