Jazz Band Festival Postponements/Cancellations: Fort Dodge – postponed due to weather until Monday, February 1, 2021 Union, La Porte City – postponed – plans TBD
The results of the 2020 All-State Music Festival Auditions have been posted. Those results can be accessed here: http://www.ihsma2.org/Phase3/as_accepted_report.aspx Note: There is a dropdown in the top center of the screen for navigating between the band, chorus, and orchestra results.
All-State Piano Audition cuts (excerpts)
The All-State Chorus Audition Cuts have now been released and can be found here: https://ihsma.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/09/ASChorusAuditionCuts2020.pdf
PRESS RELEASE RE: IHSMA State Marching Band Festival The Executive Committee of the Iowa High School Music Association (IHSMA) has been concerned for student health and safety as it relates to the musical activities it oversees since the Covid-19 pandemic began this past spring. IHSMA has been in constant contact with other state organizations as … Continue reading IHSMA State Marching Band Festival
All-State Audition “cuts” All-State Audition “cuts” for Woodwind, Brass, String, Percussion, and Vocal students will be posted here at 5:00 AM, Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Google Folder Links: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion cuts String cuts Vocal cuts Alternate Links: Woodwind, Brass, Percussion cuts String cuts Vocal cuts
Dear Director, Below is an important message from the All-State Chorus Conductor, Dr. Aimee Beckmann-Collier and ICDA, Vice-President, Jill Wilson. Iowa High School Choral Teachers, As the Iowa High School Music Association announced in February, students selected for the 2019 All-State Chorus will learn the previously unknown piece at the Festival via hand-sign solfege, rather than … Continue reading All-State Chorus Accepted Students: Hand-sign Solfege Guidance for Teachers
Corrections/clarifications for the 2019 All-State String Audition excerpts can be found here. Corrections/clarifications for the 2019 All-State Vocal audition materials can be found here.
All-State Chorus Auditions – each auditioning group has the option of using a pitch-giver provided by the host site. This is an example video of how those pitches will be given – https://ihsma.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/PitchGiverSample.avi Alternately the video can be viewed on YouTube at: https://youtu.be/dMMLQrljI3A