James Rodde, the Louise Moen-Hamilton Professor and Director of Choral Activities at Iowa State University, Ames, conducts the Iowa State Singers, the 150-voice Iowa Statesmen, teaches choral conducting and literature, and oversees a program of roughly 400 undergraduate choristers. His choirs have toured internationally and have been honored with performances at six ACDA and two NCCO national conferences. An active clinician, he has led numerous festival ensembles, including two regional ACDA honor choirs and a number of All-State choirs, most recently in Texas, Kentucky, and Mississippi. As a conducting mentor, one of his students won the ACDA national undergraduate conducting competition. Beyond his university duties, Dr. Rodde is the Artistic Director of the Des Moines Choral Society. For more than a decade he served ACDA as the North Central R&S Chair for Men’s Choirs, and he continues to edit and arrange choral music, with a number of published works.