Opus2014


OPUS ADJUDCATOR INTEREST SURVEY -- CLICK HERE
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 NOT A NEW SURVEY. If you have already submitted your information to the Opus Chair, your information is already in the database. If you have any corrections or no longer wish to be included on the Opus Adjudicator's list, please email "correction" or "request to remove" messages to opus@iowachoral.org
* Filling out this survey only shows that you have an interest, it does NOT guarantee an adjudicating position.

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.
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.


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.

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

AUDITION/FESTIVAL INFORMATION

ICDA form 2014 Festival Schedule to come
ICDA form 2014 Press Release to come
ICDA form 2014 IMEA convention information to come
ICDA form Ticket information to come

Fifth-Sixth Grade Select Honor Choir
guest director: Tanya Rosenkranz, Indian Creek Elementary, Linn Mar Schools
choir chair: Abby Sheppard

ICDA form 2014 5-6 Audition Details
ICDA form 2014 Pronunciation Guide
ICDA form 2014 Director Notes (to be released after September 26)

Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Treble Clef Honor Choir
guest director: Kandy Kunzman, Harlan High School
choir chair: Sarah Deutsch
ICDA form 2014 7-8 Treble Clef Audition Details
ICDA form 2014 Pronunciation Guide
ICDA form 2014 Director Notes (to be released after September 26)

Seventh-Eighth Grade Select Bass Clef Honor Choir
guest director: David Heupel, Greene County High School, Jefferson
choir chair: Gerard Krupke

ICDA form 2014 7-8 Bass Clef Audition Details
ICDA form 2014 Pronunciation Guide
ICDA form 2014 Director Notes (to be released after September 26)

Ninth Grade Select Mixed Honor Choir
guest director: Ryan Person, Iowa City West High School
choir chair: Noah Cornelius
ICDA form 2014 9th Grade Audition Details
ICDA form 2014 Pronunciation Guide
ICDA form 2014 Director Notes (to be released after September 26)

OPUS HISTORY