• IBA Conference performance

    Iowa Bandmasters Conference

    Our annual conference provides an outstanding professional learning opportunity... A great time to connect and network with colleagues and hear some wonderful music!

  • Mentoring

    We participate in the IAAE Arts Mentor Program serving over 50 first and second year band directors each year.

  • IBARD

    IBARD

    Our retired directors are active participants in our organization... Providing mentoring and leadership.

  • IBA magazine

    Iowa Bandmaster Magazine

    Published quarterly

2018 Young Artist Concerto Competition

The wcfsymphony is accepting applications from musicians in grades eight through twelve throughout Iowa to compete in the wcfsymphony Young Artist Concerto Competition on Sunday, February 4, 2018.  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, Iowa. 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 wcfsymphony on March 29, 2018. Deadline for applications must be postmarked no later than January 4, 2018.

The Young Artist Concerto Competition is chaired by Jo R. H. Capoccioni. Information and application forms 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.

91st Annual IBA Conference

May 9 - 12, 2018

Des Moines Marriott Downtown

700 Grand Avenue

Des Moines, Iowa  50309