2023 Summer Choral Academy: All-State Choir Camp

Wednesday, August 2, 2023 - 8:30am to Thursday, August 3, 2023 - 6:00pm

Summer Choral Academy 

All-State Choir Camp 

August 2-3, 2023 

2023 Schedule of Events


The 20th annual All-State Choir Camp will be held on the Iowa State University campus, Simon Estes Music Hall, Wednesday and Thursday, August 2-3.  The purpose of the camp is to help high school singers prepare for their All-State auditions in a choral setting.  A team of qualified clinicians, led by Dr. James Rodde, will guide the participants in learning pitch, rhythm, and text in each piece, will give guidance for expressive interpretations, and will offer tools for improving intonation.  A healthful approach to singing will be a primary consideration.  It would be advantageous for schools to send balanced quartets, but all interested singers will be accepted. 

At the conclusion of the two days, the participants will record each piece.  The recording will be made available to each student and director along with midi tracks that highlight each voice part.  

Singers are to obtain the All-State music packets on their own, available beginning July 25 through West Music Store, Coralville.  (Here is last year’s contact information: <westmusic.com/allstate> 800-397-9378.)  Meals and lodging will be the responsibility of each individual.   Numerous motels are available in the Ames area and ample eating establishments are within easy walking distance of the ISU Music Hall. 

Twenty-minute voice lessons will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space will be limited. 

Registration Fee $70.00

Includes all sessions, continental breakfast on August 3, a recording of the All-State pieces, and midi tracks that highlight each voice part 

Voice Lesson (20 minutes) $25.00 

Optional twenty-minute voice lessons will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.  Space will be limited. 

Registration Forms (Priority Deadline: June 15, 2023) 

Applications will still be accepted after the priority deadline. Please send registration forms and fees at your earliest convenience.

For schools/singers registering individually: 

Individual Registration Form

For schools registering and paying for multiple singers: 

School Registration for Multiple Singers Form

Student Participation Agreement (must be completed by each singer/guardian)