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NextDirection Choral Leadership Conference
July 17-20, 2019
University of Wisconsin-Parkside
ICDA is pleased to offer two $300 scholarships for HS students to attend. Please find the application attached.
In June, students from around the country will be gathered for ACDA's NextDirection Conference. This event is aimed at opening up the world of choral education. Built on a program developed and honed by the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association, we are now offering the experience to students across the country. The event starts with a collegiate symposium July 14-17, with Rhonda Fuelberth as the headline conductor. College students will explore conducting and rehearsing techniques, score study, career paths, vocal pedagogy, repertoire, choral leadership, and more.
The high school conference begins on July 17, with the master students from the collegiate symposium staying on as chaperones. Jo-Michael Scheibe is the headline conductor for this part of the conference. The high school students will explore conducting and rehearsing, leadership in the choral classroom, life as a music major, vocal health, varied genres of choral music, technology resources, how to choose the right school, and what it means to be a choral leader.
Check out this link to Iowa Public Radio currently featuring our president Jill Wilson!
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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-third annual Opus Honor Choir on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at Iowa State University in Ames.
All Iowa Show Choir 2019 Initial Information
Be a part of the All Iowa Show Choir 2019 - an All-State level group comprised of high school show choir members from across the state of Iowa! Students, Parent, ICDA Members: Learn more about AISC '19 by logging into your ICDA account and going to the All Iowa Show Choir page.
High School Students must be recommended by his/her director, who must be a member in good standing of ICDA, and the school principal.
Vocal audition materials available online beginning January 1, 2019.
Choreography audition materials available online beginning February 1, 2019.
ALL audition components will take place online. Audition will include:
Sing 2 major scales, a cappella on solfege - keys specified per intended voice part; sing vocal exercises to illustrate range, tone, intonation - as specified by audition materials; sing a selected solo per intended voice part; perform a choreographed segment. Auditions evaluated by a panel of music educators.
Questions Contact Dr. Sarah Van Waardhuizen, firstname.lastname@example.org
Iowa Choral Showcase
Submit your choir for this showcase to be held May 1, 2019, at Northwestern College in Orange City.
2019 Dates in Pella July 22-25
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events!
Click here for more information about All-State Jazz Choir auditions.
Click here for more information about pre-All-State rehearsals.
Working to further the cause of choral music in Iowa.
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.
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 900+ 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.