Iowa Band Conductors Forum - Register Now!

The 4th annual forum will be held at the new University of Iowa Voxman Music Building on Friday, January 20 and Saturday, January 21, 2017.

The Iowa Band Conductors Forum is a professional development workshop designed for band directors featuring Mike Golemo, Bob Meunier, Ron Johnson, and Mark Heidel, clinicians. The Forum is available to conductors and teachers at all levels including middle/junior high school, high school, and college/university.

Session topics will include rehearsal techniques, repertoire, conducting, and more.

The Forum is offered at no cost to participants, but you are strongly encouraged to register so we can plan the Friday evening meal (complimentary).

The conducting workshop will be limited to 12 conductors, so be sure to indicate your interest on the online registration form.

If you have any questions, contact Dr. Mark Heidel at
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Find more information online here.

CLINICIANS
Mike Golemo, Iowa State University
Mark Heidel, University of Iowa
Ronald Johnson, University of Northern Iowa
Robert Meunier, Drake University

REGISTRATION
This is a free professional development workshop, but please be sure to register using the online registration form.

There will also be re-licensure credit available. contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. regarding your interest in this credit opportunity.

The forum is made possible by the University of Iowa, Iowa Bandmasters Association and West Music.

Fall Meeting November 19th in Ames

I hope your fall is going well!  We have our annual Iowa Bandmasters Association fall meeting coming up in Ames on Saturday, November 19, at 3:00 p.m. in the Scheman Building, room 299. 

Russ Kramer
IBA President 

 

Deadline Coming for Conference Performance Intent

You are encouraged to consider submitting a recording to be selected as performing group at the conference. The process of making a recording for the conference can be an important teaching opportunity.

If you are interested in having your band perform, please review the Honor Band Selection Guidelines and download the application form on our website www.bandmasters.org

The Conference Performance intention deadline is December 10, 2016. The recording submission deadline is January 20, 2017.

Iowa Bandmaster named semi-finalist for Grammy award

Nate Sletten, Iowa Bandmaster from Earlham has been named a semi-finalist for the Music Educator Award™ presented by The Recording Academy®and the GRAMMY Foundation®.

A total of 25 music teachers from 25 cities across 16 states have been announced as semifinalists for the award.  Initial nominations were submitted from all 50 states. Nominations and applications for the 2018 Music Educator Award are now open via www.grammymusicteacher.com.  

The Music Educator Award was established to recognize current educators (kindergarten through college, public, and private schools) who have made a significant and lasting contribution to the field of music education and who demonstrate a commitment to the broader cause of maintaining music education in schools. A joint partnership and presentation of The Recording Academy and the GRAMMY Foundation, the recipient will be honored during GRAMMY® Week 2017.

Magazine Deadline October 7th

A reminder that the due date for the IBA magazine district news is fast approaching – Fri, Oct. 7.  This is your opportunity to share what you have recently performed with fellow directors.

Please include ALL this information:
    1.   district (NE, SC, etc.)
    2.   school name
    3.   concert date
    4.   director(s) name(s)
    5.   groups performed
    6.   titles and composers

3 ways to submit information:
    1. Online submission form  https://www.bandmasters.org/district-news-submission-form  

    2. E-mail -  either attaching your document (PDF and Word documents work best).  Copying the information directly into your e-mail also works.

    3. Mail - send your concert information to:
                      Elaine Menke
                      1130 Rolling Hills Ct
                      Norwalk, Iowa  50211

90th Annual IBA Conference

May 10 - 13, 2017

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309