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All-State Chorus Audition Cuts Announced

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

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IHSMA State Marching Band Festival

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

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) & IHSMA,IHSSA, IGHSAU, IHSAA Spring ACTIVITIES

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2019 All-State Audition Materials – cuts

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

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All-State Chorus Accepted Students: Hand-sign Solfege Guidance for Teachers

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

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2019 All-State String and Vocal excerpt clarifications/corrections

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.

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Designated Pitch Giver – Sample Video

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

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NFHS Courses for Music Educators

NFHS Online Courses for Music Educators, Administrators, Parents, and Students are available.  More information can be found at: https://ihsma.org/nfhs-online-courses/

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