2015 date: Nov. 19 OPUS Festival and Concert,
CY Stephens Auditorium

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.


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 2014 Festival Schedule
ICDA form 2014 Press Release
ICDA form Ticket information
Art for 2015 Shirt:
Opus 2015 Shirt

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

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 Director Notes
ICDA form Pronunciation for the Pokare

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 Director Notes
ICDA form '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

ICDA form 2014 7-8 Bass Clef Audition Details
ICDA form 2014 Pronunciation Guide
ICDA form 2014 Director Notes

MP3 FILE - Die Minnesanger Pronunciation

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 Director Notes