R&S YOUTH AND STUDENT ACTIVITIES
Welcome to the ICDA Youth and Student Activities page. This site is dedicated to reaching out to young choral musicians and future educators across the state. Information regarding events and resources will be presented here and available for all interested parties. Please contact me with any comments or questions.
Youth & Student Activities R&S Chair
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Tim Watson is the Director of Choral Activities at Morningside College where he conducts The Morningside College Choir, Eclectix Jazz Choir, co-directs the Siouxland Master Chorale and teaches secondary choral methods and conducting. Choirs under Mr. Watson's direction have toured throughout the United States and Europe including a tour of Hungary, Austria and the Czech Republic in 2005, China in 2008, and Italy in 2012. On May 21, 2011, Mr. Watson conducted the Morningside College Choir in their debut performance at Carnegie Hall in New York City and in May of 2014, the College Choir, under his direction, will tour throughout Northern Spain. Mr. Watson has conducted numerous choral festivals throughout the region, including the Iowa Choral Directors Association's Men's Opus Honor Choir. Mr. Watson has been active in the American Choral Directors Association, inc. and the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. In 2003 he was elected president of the Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc. and completed a six-year term on the executive board as vice president, president-elect, and president. In 1994 Mr. Watson was the chairperson for the 20th Anniversary of the ICDA Summer Convention and Symposium held in Mason City, Iowa. He completed the Bachelor of Arts degree in music education at Luther College, Decorah, Iowa, and the Master of Music degree at the University of South Dakota in 2000.
|Youth & Student Activites Events 2014-2015|
Scholarship Opportunity - ACDA National Convention Scholarship for College Students
ICDA is participating in a scholarship program that provides five scholarships for Iowa college students to pay for registration fees for this year's ACDA national convention.Information about eligibility and how to apply are located here:
A couple of items to note. Students will not be reimbursed if they register for the convention early and are subsequently selected for a scholarship. The scholarship will go to the next person on the list. The applications are to be sent to me by October 15, 2014. If you have any questions, contact me at your convenience.
- Bradford, Scott. "Singing the Praises of Technology." Choral Director: The Choral Director's Management Magazine. Spring 2004: 14–29.
- MENC Resource Shop Publication #1675: "Bridging the Gap: Popular Music and Music Education." Ed. by Carlos Xavier Rodriguez. 2004.
- MENC Resource Shop Publication #1679: "Teacher to Teacher: Music Educator's Survival Guide. A best practices reference for problems that occur in everyday classroom." 2004.