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Mass Email System
I would like to send a mass email out to the membership, either to all members or a specific set of members. Who should I contact?
All of the current board members have access to the mass email system. Please contact a current board member or [email protected], and, if your request is deemed appropriate under the policy we have adopted for mass emailing, your email will be sent.
Please take a look at the Opus page for important information regarding the 2020 Opus Honor Choir Festival.
Please take a look at the COVID teaching assistance page including ICDA's COVID response.
Don't forget to join us for Monday evening sessions: Beyond Grab and Go: Teaching Choral Music in a Difficult Time
A webinar series created by ICDA members for ICDA members
Please checkout the new page on the website that offers assistance for teaching during COVID-19.
Congratulations to Jennifer McClenahan and Anthony Cravero for an outstanding virtual symposium!! We now have a separate page for this event on our website.
The ICDA board voted today to suspend pre-All-State rehearsals for this year due to COVID-19 concerns. The board also voted to produce online issues only of the Sounding Board for the coming year as a cost-saving measure.
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:
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!
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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.
2021 Dates in Pella July 26-29
Learning opportunities -- networking -- fantastic presenters -- social events!
Due to the uncertainty surrounded school events and COVID-19, ICDA will not be holding pre-All-State rehearsals this year.
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.
A note regarding membership--
If you are joining ICDA for the first time, or renewing after your membership has lapsed, please keep in mind there will be a delay between your joining/renewal date and your access to the ICDA website. Membership information is transmitted from the national office on a weekly basis. If you require more immediate access, please email your contact information, including both home and work addresses and phone numbers, and a copy of the receipt you received from the national office to [email protected] so that you are listed in the member directory and receive all of the benefits of membership, including access to the private areas of this website. Thank you!
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.