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Please join us for the free virtual symsposium on July 21-22. Click here for details
The May 2020 issue of the Sounding Board has been published online and is available here.
A link to the recorded Zoom meeting on advocating for music programs in the fall is located on the Advocacy page.
As a result of today's Zoom meeting on advocating for music programs in the fall, please see these documents for you perusal regarding teaching the arts during COVID-19:
Join Mark Babcock and ICDA leaders on a Zoom meeting to discuss advocacy for your choral program this fall on Thursday, June 11 at 2:30 p.m. Click here for more information and to join the meeting.
Take a look at these links to some documents prepared by arts educators in Connecticut regarding teaching during COVID-19:
ICDA joins with others around the nation and world in mourning the murder of George Floyd and recognizing the impact of racism. Please see this statement from ACDA reagarding this situation.
Future Symposium Chairs
Due to the cancellation of the 2020 Summer Symposium, Lisa Ott will chair the 2021 symposium and Meg Byrne the 2022 symposium. A big thank you to these ladies for altering their plans for the benefit or our organization!
Summer Symposium Announcement
It is with enormous regret that due to concerns regarding COVID-19 the 2020 Summer Symposium has been canceled. Anyone who has submitted payment will receive either a refund or the check returned. No credit card payments have been charged. The Iowa All-State Jazz and All-Iowa Show Choir entrants will also be refunded. An alternative plan for something this summer online for ICDA members is currently being formulated. The May issue of the Sounding Board will be published online via the website when ready.
In order to provide easier accessibility to the May Sounding Board
, this issue will be published in a digital format only and will be shared via this website at that time.
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We host one annual symposium, both state and district choral events, and provide many services for ICDA members, including our Mentor program for new educators.
ICDA will sponsor the thirty-fifth annual Opus Honor Choir on Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Iowa State University in Ames.
2020 Dates in Pella July 27-30
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events!
Click here for more information about pre-All-State rehearsals.
CALLING ALL NEW TEACHERS AND RETIRED TEACHERS
ICDA Mentor Program
Link to Mentor Program
If you would like to be a mentor, OR if you are a beginning teacher and would like a formal mentor.
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ICDA members are choral directors at every level of learning
Iowa Choral Directors Association, Inc., ICDA, serves choral musicians in the state of Iowa by providing leadership, guidance and support, continuing education opportunities, promoting excellence in the choral art through high quality offerings and events, supporting growth beyond college graduation, and enriching and renewing the musical souls of its membership.
ICDA’s 800+ members are choral conductors at every level of learning from pre-school to adult and they make music with a wide variety of choruses. ICDA is an affiliate of the American Choral Directors Association.