Join us next year as we examine the best from our state's choral heritage to ideas for promoting future growth and depth in our choral communities.
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1. Showcase Iowa. You will hear from expert clinicians, workshop leaders, and performers from our own state...College faculty...Successful Iowa high school, middle school, and elementary programs...Excellent Iowa choirs... will inspire us with challenging repertoire and musical artistry by these outstanding Iowa singers of all ages.
2. Workshop Variety – depth for every area of our membership.
3. Build Community. We learn best together. We forge the best future for the choral art in our state when we meet face-to-face to challenge, inspire, listen, and plan.
4. Excellence. The Singers – The Minnesota Choral Artists and the Howell's Scholars, Jonathan Reed will be our keynote speaker and will lead a director's chorus.
Performances by: Chorale Midwest , Des Moines Vocal Arts, Heartland Youth Chorus, Howell's Scholars, Iowa All-State Jazz Choir, The River City Chorus, The Singers – The Minnesota Choral Artists, and more.
Clinicians: Mark Babcock, Central College; Aimee Beckman Collier, Drake University; Sean Burton, Briar Cliff University; Therees Hibbard, University of Nebraska in Lincoln; Lee Nelson, Wartburg College; Jonathan Reed, Michigan State University; and Timothy Takach, Minneapolis composer. In addition, all of the performance conductors will offer workshops and proven Iowa elementary, middle school, high school, and church leaders will offer their expertise.
Gala Reception: As if all of this is not enough to excite you, there will be a gala reception as part the ICDA summer reunion week celebrating our endowment and honoring our choral heritage.
It will be a great choral party!