Opus 2015

Auditions will be open on the 2015 OPUS Event website on September 4th and they will close at midnight on September 25th.
OPUS concert will be on November 19th.

CLICK HERE to view the video about how to use the OPUS website - opusevent.com


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



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.

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.
Failure to adhere to all rules by any submitting director may result in the disqualification of any or all of the director's students submitted for consideration.

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.

5-6 Select
7-8 Grade Bass Clef
7-8 Grade Treble Clef
9th Grade Mixed


ICDA form 2015 Festival Schedule to come
ICDA form 2015 Press Release to come
ICDA form Ticket information to come
Art for 2015 Shirt:
Opus 2015 Shirt

ICDA form Registration to come
ICDA form Conference Program - Choral to come
ICDA form Conference Information to come

Fifth-Sixth Grade Select Honor Choir
Director: Ernie Reineke Mason City Community Schools
Chair: Meredith Blankenheim

ICDA form 2015 5-6 Audition Details
ICDA form 2015 Director Notes to come
ICDA form Pronunciation to come

Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Treble Clef Honor Choir
Director: Hannah Ryan Johnston Community Schools
Chair: Sarah Deutsch
ICDA form 2015 7-8 Treble Clef Audition Details
ICDA form 2015 Director Notes to come
ICDA form 'Yo Le Canto Todo el dia' Pronunciation

Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Bass Clef Honor Choir
Director: Doug Poppen North Fayette Valley Community Schools
Chair: Tim VanVoorst

ICDA form 2015 7-8 Bass Clef Audition Details
ICDA form 2015 Pronunciation Guide to come
ICDA form 2015 Director Notes to come
ICDA form Exsultate Justi Literature
ICDA form Exsultate Justi Pronunciation

Ninth Grade Select Mixed Honor Choir
Director: Julie Schnieders Indianola Community Schools
Chair: Noah Cornelius
ICDA form 2015 9th Grade Audition Details
ICDA form 2015 Director Notes to come
ICDA form 'Ubi Caritas' Pronunciation