Dear colleagues in music,
We want to thank you for your commitment and dedication both IMEA and ID ACDA over the years and appreciate all your efforts toward the mission of each organization. Both IMEA and ID ACDA are dedicated to serving you as we know you in turn are dedicated to serving and educating our students.
In an effort to serve our students we wanted to clarify two items concerning the 2020 Middle School Honor Choir that will occur in Nampa, Idaho in January.
This year the 2020 Middle School Honor Choir will be a state-wide eligible event. Middle School Music Educators that hold active memberships in IMEA and/or ACDA are eligible to submit student auditions. We truly believe that offering a state-wide honor choir at the Middle School choir will provide an inclusive experience for students throughout the state regardless of district and geographic location.
Additionally, we wanted to provide some clarity regarding housing of these Middle School students. This year, it will be the responsibility of each director, school, and/or school district to make arrangements for housing and transport of students to honor choir locations. IMEA and ID ACDA will not provide housing options for this honor choir. We believe that this policy will provide flexibility for each school in regard to cost, transportation, and housing/chaperone policies.
As a reminder, the Elementary Honor Choir will remain a regional 1 day event.
We continue to support your efforts in the classroom and rehearsal room.
Kathy Stefani Max Mendez
IMEA, President ID ACDA, President