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50th Annual Summer Symposium 2024

July 22-25, 2024
Central College, Pella, IA
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We are excited to celebrate ICDA's 50th Summer Symposium, "HOMECOMING!"

 

Just like a college or high school homecoming, where you might travel to go home to a similar location, excited to be together again, to catch up with friends and family, to celebrate with dear mentors and beloved teachers, to sing again with alumni from your music years, to learn new ideas to bring to your own music home, our Homecoming invites us all to live in that same spirit and celebration! 

 

We all need a homecoming. This Homecoming is to celebrate the wonderful humans that attend this event but it’s also to reach out to those that need that Homecoming, maybe you know someone who needs that refueling and “reigniting” as we are doing this week. A place to catch up, be together, and sing. We ALL need a Homecoming.

 

It’s about being together to reminiscence and create memories and to reconnect and revitalize with the music community of Iowa and beyond. 

We all need a Homecoming. A place to be.

 

Above the many exciting components, we are excited to share the 2024 Legacy Chorus! In 2019, Tyler and I were fortunate enough to attend the ACDA National Convention in Kansas City. As part of that convention, we both sang in the Legacy Chorus, which was conducted by several distinguished choral conductors from around the country—including Ann Howard Jones, Don Neuen, Jerry McCoy, Bill Hatcher, Dale Warland, Sigrid Johnson, and several others. Each conductor conducted one piece with the group, culminating in a final performance.

 

We plan for this chorus to combine the mission and personnel of both the traditional Directors Chorus and Retired Directors Chorus into one group that would rehearse throughout the week with the final performance on Wednesday evening before the headliner concert. What a wonderful celebration it will be of 50 years of Summer Symposia to see our scholarship students, active directors, and retired directors sharing the stage for this special performance.

 

Perhaps you’ll get a chance to work with your beloved high school director again. Or maybe you want a peek into how these directors made their magic happen. No matter your reason, we hope that you’ll join the Legacy Chorus next year for this once in a lifetime opportunity!

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Symposium Sponsors

Headliner
Choirs

Participatory Choirs and Events

  • Legacy Chorus with Conductors:

    • Greg Grove

    • Doug Poppen

    • Bob Anderson

    • Allen Chapman

    • Roger Henderson

    • Norm Grimm

    • Julie Schnieders

    • Duane Philgreen

    • Ann Howard Jones

  • Worship Choir with Tim Brown

  • Conducting Masterclass with Ann Howard Jones

Madison Choral Project

Madison Choral Project

Erik Taylor

Erik Taylor

Sam Mulligan

Sam Mulligan

James Thompson

James Thompson

Tonina Saputo

Tonina Saputo

Tonality

Tonality

Jim Berry

Jim Berry

Robyn Hilger

Robyn Hilger

Fred Kiser

Fred Kiser

Maria Ellis

Maria Ellis

Sarah Fairfield

Sarah Fairfield

Adriana Tam

Adriana Tam

Karen Brunssen

Karen Brunssen

Mari Esabel Valverde

Mari Esabel Valverde

Marques L.A. Garrett

Marques L.A. Garrett

Alexander Lloyd Blake

Alexander Lloyd Blake

Ann Howard Jones

Ann Howard Jones

Timothy Brown

Timothy Brown

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Luigi Enriquez

2024 Symposium Co-Chair

Luigi Enriquez is an active performer, conductor, and educator, based in Iowa City, Iowa. He currently serves as a Choir Director at Iowa City West High School and Coordinator of Music Ministry at St. Thomas More Church in Coralville, IA. Mr. Enriquez has appeared on choral rosters for The Chamber Singers of Iowa City, CORO Vocal Artists, Vocal Artists of Iowa, Stacey V. Gibbs and Just Music. Most recently, Mr. Enriquez was included in the roster for The American Spiritual Ensemble, led by acclaimed concductor Everett McCorvey, the ASE is a worldwide performing group which commits to aiding in the preservation of American negro spirituals, as well as African American history through Jazz and Broadway.

 

Mr. Enriquez graduated from Luther College in Decorah, IA, where he studied viola and voice, was heavily involved with orchestra, opera, vocal jazz, and sang in multiple choirs including the Luther College Nordic Choir. Outside of music, he loves reading cookbooks for enjoyment and is always up for a pickup basketball game.

Tyler Hagy

2024 Symposium Co-Chair

Tyler Hagy is an active performer, conductor, and educator, based in Iowa City, Iowa. He currently serves as the Director of Choral Activities at City High School in Iowa City, Iowa. Choirs under his direction have been selected for many featured performances, including at the Luther College Dorian Choral Invitational, the Iowa Choral Showcase, and the Iowa Association of School Boards’ 78th Annual Convention.

 

He holds a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music; a Master of Music degree in Choral Studies from the University of Cambridge, UK; and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music and Theatre/Dance Performance from Luther College. He has studied conducting with Dr. Allen Hightower, Dr. Andrew Last, Stephen Layton, Stephen Cleobury, Timothy Brown, Earl Rivers, and Weston Noble, among many others. He has conducted concerts and festivals in the United States of America, England, Wales, the United Arab Emirates, and Oman.

 

Hagy has also been seen on stage in many productions. Recent roles include Jamie Wellerstein in The Last Five Years, Benjamin Coffin III in Rent, Ezra Chater in Arcadia, Don Pedro in Much Ado About Nothing, Truffaldino in The Servant of Two Masters, and Moritz Stiefel in Spring Awakening.

 

At City High, he conducts the select mixed SATB Concert Choir and the 9-12 Treble Choir, the varsity show choir 4th Ave. Jazz Company, and the extra-curricular Select Treble Ensemble.

 

In addition to his work at City High, he also serves as the Director of Senior and Youth Choirs at Zion Lutheran Church in Iowa City, IA.

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