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IMEA is currently seeking interested candidates for the IMEA Conference Chair.  If you are an organized person who would welcome this opportunity, please let Kris VerSteegt (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) know of your interest. 

Iowa Music Educators Association
(appointed by the Executive Board)
The Conference Chair is responsible for planning and implementing the annual IMEA Conference. Conference Chair holds responsibility for coordinating all activities related to the annual conference with the conference-related chairs: Exhibits, Equipment and 
Duties include but are not limited to:
1.  Scheduling the conference 
2.  Coordinating all communications concerning the conference including those for the fall magazine, The Iowa Music Educator.
3. Vetting and soliciting session proposals
4. Booking hotel rooms for several presenters
5. Making arrangements for ground transportation between the Ames hotels and the Des Moines airport for presenters who are traveling from out of state.
6. Attending all 3 days of the conference each year.
There is a stipend provided to the Conference Chair each year. 
Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity!

Iowa MEA

Friends of wcfsymphony is accepting applications from musicians in grades 8-12 throughout Iowa to compete in the wcfsymphony Young Artist Concerto Competition on Sunday, January 24, 2016. The competition will be held in Davis Hall at the Gallagher- Bluedorn Performing Arts Center on the campus of the University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls. Students of piano, strings, woodwinds, brass and percussion in grades eight through twelve are encouraged to participate.

Cash prizes of $400 for first place, $250 for second place, and $150 for third place will be offered. The first place winner may perform with the Symphony on April 5, 2016. Deadline for applications is December 20, 2015.

The Young Artist Concerto Competition is chaired by Friends’ members Jo R. Capoccioni. Information and application form are available online at wcfsymphony.org under EDUCATION.

More information is also available by contacting Jo R. Capoccioni at 319-215-5885 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Iowa MEA

Iowa MEA

“The President’s Own” United States Marine Band, in conjunction with the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation, is pleased to announce its annual concerto competition for high school musicians. The winner will appear as a guest soloist with the U.S. Marine Band and receive a $2,500 cash prize from the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation. The runner up will receive a $500 cash prize. Deadline for applications is Nov. 16, 2015.

The final round of the competition will take place at 2 p.m.Saturday, Feb. 13, 2016 at John Philip Sousa Band Hall at the Marine Barracks Annex in southeast Washington, D.C. The final round is presented as a recital and is open to the public. The winner will perform in concert with the Marine Band at 2 p.m.,Sunday, April 10, 2016 in the Washington, D.C. area.

Please click the link, or cut and paste into your browser, for the application:http://bit.ly/ConcertoCompetition2016

Iowa MEA

Drumming in the elementary classroom workshop will include drumming skills in tone production and proper playing techniques. You will learn to construct formats for improvisation by identifying the elements of Question / Answer and Call / Response exercises and develop improvisational skills. You will learn to analyze an ensemble to discover relationships within the musical score, and how to modify World Music Drumming Ensembles with songs, movement, and for programs in your school. This workshop also will incorporate children’s books with several ways to illustrate literature with sound and drumming ensembles called “Sound Stories”.

Course Schedule (15 Contact Hours)
Friday: 5pm – 9pm
Saturday: 8am –5pm (1 hour break)
(5pm – 8pm Group Reflection (credit only)
(We understand teachers may be late arriving to Friday start time because of contract obligations)

Click the link below to view the full brochure.

icon Drumming In Elementary School Brochure May 2015

Iowa MEA

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2015 Annual Professional Development Conference

Nov. 19-21, 2015
Scheman Building
Iowa State University, Ames, IA
Download and print the 2015 Conference Registration Form
For information about the Iowa All State Band, Choir, and Orchestra please visit the IHSMA.org website.


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