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5 candidates 8 candidate ballot 11 floor plan 15 commissioned works

Eric Barnum Mary Goetze

22 conductors/accompanists 23 performing groups 26-42 schedule center music pull-out 40 child care 43 scholarship donors 44 clinicians, by division 50 exhibit hall map 51 exhibitors/sustaining members 55 exhibitors by business 57 cpe sheet 59 clinic submission form 61 suggestions

right after Convention. Stay in touch by checking the website frequently. Watch your email for TCDA’s informative electronic newsletter – Choral Notes. It is filled with carefully selected articles and stories specifically related to choral music.

Exhibits are open Monday afternoon, so you can get an early start. Please visit the Exhibits Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, and let our Exhibitors know how important they are to TCDA.

You’ve suggested that we give you a program you can write on! We’ve done just that by choice of paper, and by providing you with space for jotting down notes in the schedule each day.

Tear outs: For your convenience the Program contains a ballot (pg 8), your CPE sheet (pg 57), a Clinic Submission form (pg 59), a Suggestion and Survey form, Door Prize Coupons, and Soiree Drink Tickets (all on pg 61).

cover art Kristine Loubris

door prize coupons soiree drink tickets

Sharon Lutz, Executive Director Jeanne Kuhn, Editor/Art Director Kristine Loubris, Graphic Designer

TCDA Officers Greetings from the President

Jeff Rice president

Welcome to the 57th Annual TCDA Convention and New Music Reading Clinic! On behalf of the Board of Directors I would like to express my thanks to you for making TCDA a part of your summer plans. The TCDA Convention has a unique role in the choral music profession. In an age where much of our communication is done electronically, it is important to have a time such as this to congregate with friends and colleagues for the purpose of remaining engaged musically, intellectually, and personally. While TCDA offers inspiration through national-quality workshops, reading sessions, and performances, it is often the fellowship times at dinner or late at night that rejuvenate us most. Choral music is about connecting with people and we need this time to connect with others in our profession. The TCDA Board has worked diligently throughout the year to design a fantastic Convention for you. In addition to attending the workshops and reading sessions, I strongly encourage you to spend time in the exhibit hall. The vendors who purchase booth space in our exhibit hall are the lifeline of our Convention. Without their attendance and financial investment, our TCDA Convention would look much different. Carve out some time in your day to wander through the exhibit hall and do business with our exhibitors. Have a great time in San Antonio and a wonderful 2012-13 school year! Jeff Rice

Amy Allibon past president

Pam Elrod Huffman

Mark Rohwer

Kari Gilbertson

Phyllis King

Greg Shapley

Karen Gonzalez

college/community vp

high school vp

middle school vp

Sharon Lutz executive director

elementary vp


church vp



for the TCDA Board of Directors P R E S I D E N T

Betty Devine has had a long and joyful career making music. Her musical academic background includes a BM from Texas Tech, a MM from the University of Houston and a DMA from the University of Texas. Her teaching career began at Groves JH in Port Neches, continued at Houston’s Kinkaid School, and at Houston Community College, where she became Fine Arts Department head and developed an associates degree in vocational conducting specifically designed for church choir directors. During her teaching career, Betty received an international award for excellence in 1996, and is listed in Notable Women in Texas. Her church music career has included both Methodist and Presbyterian churches and has involved organizing and conducting numerous choral ensembles, concerts and tours. In 1985, Betty became music minister at Foundry UMC, where she was ordained in 1996, and now serves as worship pastor, conducting services for Foundry’s 5,000 member congregation. She founded and has been the conductor of the Houston Choral Society for 24 years, conducting all of the major requiems (except Berlioz), and major works, such as Carmina Burana. She has taken the Houston Choral Society on four international tours to Europe, where she has conducted in major cathedrals. Betty has served on TCDA’s Board as Church and Community VP, and on ACDA’s Southwest Division Board. She serves as a clinician and adjudicator and is listed in Who’s Who in International Music.

If elected.... Betty is on the Board of Advisors of Cy-Hope, a non-profit initiative formed to make life better for at risk children in the Cy-Fair ISD and help each school achieve exemplary status. Long an advocate and supporter of music in the schools, and of school music teachers, she is developing a music initiative partnering the Houston Choral Society, Foundry UMC, and Cy-Hope to create music initiatives in the Cy-Hope Centers and get high school students involved in the mission. She would love to encourage a relationship between schools and churches in Texas that would allow support of the incredible work that our music teachers accomplish under very difficult circumstances.


Sharon Paul is in her 31st year of teaching choral music in Texas and currently in her 15th year as head choral director at Cypress Creek HS in the Cy-Fair ISD. The choirs of Cypress Creek have earned consistent UIL sweepstakes, outstanding performance awards at contests throughout the state, and performed in Florida, California, New York, and the Vatican. Prior to Cypress Creek, she taught in the Klein ISD at Wunderlich MS. Under her direction, the Wunderlich Advanced Girls were invited to perform for the 1990 TMEA Convention. Sharon has served TCDA, TMEA and TMAA in numerous capacities at the region and state levels. She was honored to have recently served TCDA as the High School Division VP, 2009-11. She is presently Secondary Choral Facilitator for Cypress Fairbanks ISD, and the Fine Arts Department Chair at Cypress Creek. Sharon was named to Who’s Who for America’s Teachers, 2005-06, and was honored as Spotlight Teacher of the Year from Cypress-Creek HS in 2001. She has also been nominated for Texas Teacher of the Year. Sharon holds a MM from Sam Houston State University and a BME from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.

If elected.... I would truly enjoy the opportunity to serve TCDA and lead the organization that has enriched my life and given me great joy. It would be my vision to continue the strong leadership that has become the trademark of TCDA. Serving as High School VP for two years has given me insight for the job and I would gladly devote my all in serving our great organization. As we face the challenges of the economy, new legislation, and educational trends, my goal would be to look for innovative strategies to keep our choral programs vibrant and flourishing. TCDA has always been a proactive source for our programs and I look forward to finding solutions that perpetuate the continued success of choral music in our Texas schools, communities, colleges, and churches. TCDA has always meant friendships, networking, and the sharing of ideas. We have a rich heritage of service to each other, our profession, and our students. I would continue to honor our history of excellence while developing plans for the future and the posterity of TCDA. I would be deeply honored to serve TCDA. If elected, I would gladly commit my time and passion to serve you, our Texas choral directors.

Billy Talley has served as choral director at Tascosa HS for twenty-eight years. He earned a BME and a MM from West Texas State University in Canyon, where he was mentored by Dr Hugh Sanders. Before coming to Tascosa, he taught at Dickinson HS and Pampa HS. His Tascosa HS choirs performed for the TMEA Convention in 1991, 1995, and 2002. His THS Women’s Choir performed for the 2009 National ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician for UIL Contests, choral festivals, and region choirs in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, and Missouri. In 2010, Billy was selected to prepare and direct the Oklahoma All-State Women’s Choir. He has served in a number of capacities at the region and state levels. He served as High School VP on the TCDA Board from 2007-09. Three times he has been named Teacher of the Year at Tascosa HS. In 2003, a readers’ poll for the Amarillo Globe-News selected him as the city’s Outstanding Teacher. He was the founding director of the Amarillo Boychoir. He has been Music Director at St Paul UMC for the past thirteen years.

If elected.... TCDA has played a major role in my development as a choral musician over the past thirty-three years. By attending new music reading sessions, I have expanded my choral repertoire. Through the interest sessions and workshops, I have refined my concept of choral tone, rehearsal flow, and sightsinging techniques. By hearing lectures presented by top choral conductors, my vision for what is possible through choral music has broadened. When I attended my first TCDA Convention in 1979, I never dreamed that TCDA would become such an important part of my life or that I might someday have the chance to lead our organization. I am humbled by that possibility. I believe that I have much to offer if elected to serve as President-Elect. One of my greatest strengths is the ability to organize. Putting together an effective convention program requires some major organizational skills. I would welcome that challenge. I welcome the opportunity to work with current and future Board members to insure that TCDA continues to serve the needs of Texas choral directors as it has done for the past fifty-five years.



for the TCDA Board of Directors C O L L E G E / C O M M U N I T Y

Dr Vicki D Baker is Assistant Professor of Music and Coordinator of Music Education at Texas Woman’s University. She received a PhD in Music Education from Texas Tech and her MA from TWU. Prior to entering higher education, Vicki taught elementary and secondary choral music in Texas public schools for 13 years, receiving numerous teaching awards including Most Influential Educator and Teacher of the Year for her school district. During her 24 years of membership, Vicki has presented at annual TCDA Conventions, served on several committees: Hospitality, Ballot, Ways & Means, and has written articles for Texas Sings! She has also published research in the Journal of Music Teacher Education, Journal of Historical Research in Music Education, ChorTeach, Texas Music Education Research, and Southwestern Musician. Vicki serves as a choral clinician and adjudicator and conducts choral workshops throughout Texas. She has published choral works, and composes music for the Texas UIL Choral Sight Reading Contest.

If elected.... As our state legislature continues to sound forth the battle cry of budget cuts, music educators in elementary and secondary schools, as well as higher education, feel an impending sense of doom. Programs are being cut, assistantships are being eliminated, and the climate for students desiring to major in music education becomes exceedingly dismal as multiple experienced teachers are vying for available positions. In order to preserve the fine choral tradition in our state, we must face this crisis proactively and with a determination that “we shall overcome.” What can ignite a flame of hope in the midst of darkness and despair? The fact that we believe what we do is so critically important to students that we are willing to make whatever sacrifices are necessary to keep our choral programs afloat. If elected, I will lead the crusade for the continuation of choral excellence in Texas. Our primary charge is to keep our passion and love for music and teaching burning so brightly within our souls that it cannot be quenched by the state legislature, school boards, or administrators. We need to encourage and help our colleagues, reaching across barriers of grade levels or school affiliations. If our choral community is united in advocating for programs and positions, then we stand a chance to survive the economic onslaught.


Richard Bjella became full professor and Director of Choral Studies at Texas Tech in 2009. The highly acclaimed University Choir made its Carnegie performance debut on May 2, 2010, to rave reviews and were proud to sing at the 2012 TMEA Convention. Previous to 2009, Richard was the Director of Choral Studies at Lawrence University. The Concert Choir most recently performed for the 2009 National ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City. Richard has conducted outside the US in Europe and Asia and has guest conducted over 350 festivals and workshops in 28 states. Last year he was honored to conduct the Arizona All-State, the All Northwest State MENC All-State (Seattle), and the Collegiate All-State Choir in Wisconsin. Richard has served as President of the Wisconsin CDA, has been a part of the CMP leadership team for Wisconsin MEA, and various state and regional leadership positions with ACDA and WMEA as well. In 2007, he was awarded the Lawrence Excellence in Teaching Award. This season Richard is conducting the National OAKE HS Choir in Arizona, and presenting workshops and guest conducting in Ohio, Tennessee, Florida, Washington, Texas, Colorado, and Connecticut.

If elected.... As a new member of the Texas community, but a veteran educator (old Norwegian), I am continually inspired, renewed, and challenged by the excellence of the teaching at all levels in the choral area. I have been enriched by the experiences of working with over 40 choirs from throughout Texas in the last few years. It is indeed an honor to be asked to run for the College/Community VP. Having served in similar capacities of leadership while at Lawrence University in Wisconsin as College and Community R&S Chair as well as NC ACDA chair for Community Choirs, I am well aware of both the challenges and opportunities for musical and organizational growth. If elected, I hope to try and bring about the best in communication and openness to ideas that may further our collective wisdom and musical integrity. As we explore the aspects of communicating via long-distance rehearsal sharing and bringing new repertoire to life, I am also interested in the process of teaching more holistically, growing through the shared experiences we all feel so deeply.


Dr Randall Hooper is the Director of Vocal Activities at Texas A&M University-Commerce. He conducts the University Chorale, Men’s Choir, University Singers and Chamber Singers while overseeing the master’s program in choral conducting and teaching undergraduate courses in conducting and music education. Randall earned a BME from Texas State University, a MM from Baylor University where he studied with Donald Bailey, and a DMA from LSU where he studied with Kenneth Fulton. Prior to his current position, he held similar positions at Tennessee Tech, Georgia State and, for eleven years, taught at East Central HS in San Antonio, LBJ HS in Austin, and Garland HS. Choirs under his leadership have performed by invitation for SWACDA, Tennessee MEA, Georgia MEA and for the International Anthony Burgess Foundation Symposium in Liverpool along with touring Germany, Austria, England and France. His paper “The Choral Music of Anthony Burgess” was delivered in Manchester and published in Anthony Burgess and Modernity. Randall has served as the director of music for churches in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee and Georgia. He is currently the Director of Music of Kavanaugh UMC in Greenville and conducts the Northeast Texas Girl’s Chorus, a community choir for girls in the 7th through 12th grades.

If elected.... I would be honored to carry on the great work already firmly established within this Division. We have consistently done a great job of inviting quality ensembles to perform at our Convention, provide interest sessions for the newest members of our profession, provide inspiration through prominent guest speakers and offer our undergraduates the opportunity to conduct in a Master Class setting and in select Reading Sessions. I would like to . . . • Organize round table discussions at our Convention on topics pertinent to college and community choir conductors led by colleagues from around the state. • Begin a composition contest open to TCDA members and work with a music publisher to publish the winning composition. • Coordinate with the ACDA Board to develop a network of communication between our Texas student ACDA chapters along with finding more ways for involvement with the Convention. I am honored to accept the nomination for the College/Community Division VP and would be honored to serve in this capacity.


for the TCDA Board of Directors C H U R C H

Stephen T Carrell is Associate Pastor of Worship and Music at Park Cities Baptist Church of Dallas. He is committed to the unification and edification of the church through a shared language of multi-generational worship. Stephen is a graduate of Baylor University where he earned BM and MM degrees. He has appeared as tenor soloist with the San Antonio Symphony, and the Austin Symphony. Stephen has appeared in “Three Tenors” concerts with Boca Symphonic Pops in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He is also the former Minister of Music with the Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, where he was a featured conductor for the Florida Philharmonic and New World Symphonies. In July 2007, his youth choir, The Chapel Singers, performed for the “Alleluia” Conference hosted by the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University, and they appeared for TCDA in 2009. In addition, the Chapel Singers tour nationally every summer. His adult choir, The Sanctuary Choir, and auditioned ensemble Chamber Singers have appeared in recent performances for TCDA. The Sanctuary Choir was also featured at the 2009 National Assembly for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in Houston, and has featured at Baylor University for the “Alleluia” Conference.

If elected.... I am honored to submit my name for the position of Church Division VP. If elected, I will seek to create renewed energy toward the convocation of church music leaders where dialogue and personal experiences can be used to inform and script what needs to be on the agenda for the next decade in choral music and music education within the church. I will seek to interface the church division with both educational and community divisions, as these relationships are paramount to success. I will place great emphasis upon children’s and youth choirs within the church, and seek to introduce successful programs. I will continue the great tradition of my predecessors in creating a profound and memorable worship experience at the Convention, and endeavor to enlarge the scope of this service.


Chris Crook serves as Minister of Music and Worship at the 6000-member St Andrew UMC of Plano. When he arrived in 1998, just after graduating from Baylor University, the church had 2800 members and about 150 people involved in its music ministry. Today, over 400 singers and instrumentalists rehearse and lead worship weekly. Nearly 100 students study piano, violin, guitar, voice, organ, flute, and viola in the St Andrew Academy of Music. Chris earned an undergraduate degree in church music from Mississippi College in Clinton. At Baylor, he studied with Donald Bailey and obtained a MM. While on a four-month sabbatical leave in 2009, Chris studied with Donald Neuen and Ronald Staheli, and remains involved in ongoing study with both of these professors. He has studied private voice with Madeline Sanders of Dallas for nearly 10 years, and maintains a small voice studio of his own. He is a current and founding advisory board member of the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor. The St Andrew youth choir has 75 members and tours annually across the country. The 100-member Chancel Choir has received recognition in North Texas and abroad. Members of the choir are currently preparing for a 2012 trip to Italy. They’ve sung in cathedrals across Europe, Carnegie Hall, Meyerson Symphony Center and at the “Alleluia” Conference at Baylor in 2009. Each year, the choir enjoys the experience of working with outstanding choral clinicians, and this year’s clinician is Ronald Staheli of Brigham Young University.

If elected.... It is an honor to be nominated for Church Music Division VP. If elected, my goal will be to find unique ways to equip and inspire church musicians across Texas just as TCDA has inspired and equipped me through the years. It would be a privilege to be a representative voice for the very ones who’ve helped guide me in my own journey. Churches across our state are blessed with some of the finest musicians in the country. Just like their academic counterparts, these are musicians who will not settle for mediocrity. They realize their calling, and they strive for excellence. Continuing education opportunities, creative worship planning ideas, exposure to quality repertoire and networking are essential to our success and ministry.

Dr Gary Mabry has been serving as a worship leader and church choir director for 40 years. He is now in his 21st year on the music faculty of the University of Texas at San Antonio, where he teaches voice, conducting, and directs both the UTSA Women’s Choir and the UTSA Men’s Chorus. He has served TCDA as Women’s Choir Repertoire and Standards Chair and was a conducting mentor for the first edition of this student event at the TCDA Convention. He currently serves as Music Director at Travis Park UMC of San Antonio, serving as a site coordinator for the 2010 Convention worship service that featured the music of John Rutter. For two years he conducted the River City Ringers handbell ensemble. Gary served as Artistic Director and Conductor of the San Antonio Choral Society (1993-2006) that performed at the 2004 TCDA Convention. For several years he served as Chorus Master for the San Antonio Opera. He enjoys frequent engagements as a guest conductor and clinician for area middle school, high school and church choirs and conducted the Region XI SSA choir in November, 2011. A graduate of Abilene Christian University, Gary continues his involvement there as Conductor of ACU Alumni Chorus. He earned his MM from Hardin-Simmons University and received a DMA in 1987 from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

If elected.... I am honored to have the opportunity to serve TCDA in an area related to worship. I would like to be an advocate of the best in sacred music—artistic blend of text and music, hopeful and inclusive language and theology and music that stirs the spiritual imagination. I would like to assist as a mentor to young church directors who need help working with the vocal technique of volunteer ensembles. I would like to serve as a resource for church programs building their offerings for children, youth, handbells and senior adults and to develop strategies for involving more church members of all ages in music ministry, according to their gifts. I am also excited about having a role in helping plan the worship event for the TCDA Convention.



for the TCDA Board of Directors E L E M E N T A R Y


James Green


attended South Garland HS where he studied under the direction of Carroll Barnes until he graduated in 1982. From there, he attended Richland College and studied with Jim Henderson. Then on to Southwest Texas State, and finally East Texas State University where he studied with William Gorham. James has 25 years of teaching experience in elementary music having taught pre-kindergarten to 6th Grades. He currently teaches music and directs the Sewell Singing SeaHawks at Sewell El in Sachse. He has been named Teacher of the Month three times and was nominated for Teacher of the Year by the Sachse Chamber of Commerce. James has focused on ways to make teaching music more efficient through the use of technology. He has used computer programs to encourage reading skills through music to improve reading fluency, resulting in marked improvement in the musical skills of his students. He is currently the Webmaster for Sewell and provides technological assistance to the music teachers of Garland ISD. He has presented technology workshops at the district level, at TMEA, TCDA, and TAHPERD Summer Conference. James holds a BME from East Texas State University, a MA in Educational Administration from Texas A&M-Commerce, and a DME from the College of St Mary’s. He holds both Kodaly and Orff Certifications. He is also a member of TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, TAHPERD, & ASCD.


Betty Devine Sharon Paul Billy Talley

C O L L E G E / C O M M U N I T Y


Vicki Baker Richard Bjella Randy Hooper



Stephen Carrell Chris Crook Gary Mabry E L E M E N TA R Y


James Green

If elected....

Laura Rachita

This is your ballot, please vote for the candidate of your choice. TEAR OFF BALLOT HERE

Please be sure your ballot has been placed in the box in the registration area before 2:00 pm on Wednesday, July 25th.



It is an absolute honor to be nominated for Elementary VP. If elected, I would strive to continue the high standards of leadership that have been set by those who have served and continue to serve this great organization. The challenges elementary music teachers face are ever changing. As such, I would like to see the elementary division membership grow by continuing to provide not only quality choral music reading sessions, but also workshops that would enhance our knowledge and refine our teaching skills. I would actively seek input from colleagues about the needs of teachers, and I would plan workshops that benefit the general music teacher as well as directors of children’s choirs.

Laura Rachita holds a BME from Baldwin-Wallace College and Conservatory outside of Cleveland, Ohio, and a MA in Counseling from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. Throughout the past 19 years, she has been a classroom music teacher and choir director in grades PK-8, a private lesson instructor for flute and piccolo, as well as a counselor at the intermediate level. She has taught 8 years in Pasadena ISD and 7 years in Friendswood ISD, where she is currently the music teacher at Westwood El (grades K-3). During her tenure at Westwood, Laura has received the Teacher of the Year Award and the FISD Making a Difference Award. She also has served as mentor to 5 student teachers. Laura was privileged to present “Turn Your Recorder Woes into Recorder Whoas!” at the 2008 TMEA convention. Laura has been an active part of the music ministry at Friendswood UMC since 1995, as a Youth Choir director, Children’s Choir director and accompanist, member of the Festival Orchestra, and singer with the Contemporary Praise Band. In 2009, Laura was part of a team from FISD to present at the 16th Annual National Forum on Character Education in Washington, DC. Providing leadership opportunities for all students (yes, even K) is a priority in the planning of her lessons. She enjoys looking at her curriculum as a 4-year program with an ultimate goal of “What do I want them to know by the time they leave 3rd grade?”

If elected.... Laura plans to work closely with colleagues to secure the very best presenters in a range of areas for the elementary classroom. Laura will encourage Elementary Music Specialists to attend the summer TCDA Convention. She knows the job of an Elementary Specialist can be isolating, especially in a small district. Laura would like to increase the collaboration between teachers to help support one another. Laura believes we all make an impact on a child’s life each and every day. Music is active and interactive. Strive to make each and every interaction a positive one. The goal is for each child to be an active participant in class!

past presidents of TCDA

Earl Tom Keel

Bev Henson

Jack Glover

James Ramsey



Carroll Barnes





Cloys Webb

Karl Hickfang



Rosemary Heffley



Ken Fulton

Jim Shephard

Melva Sebesta

Nick Boltz

Loyd Hawthorne

Glenda Casey

Bobbie Douglass

Debbie Helm-Daniel

Randy Talley

Marsha Carlisle

John Hemmenway

Donald Bailey

Michael O’Hern

Danny Detrick





Mike Johnstone










Jim Casey


Jan Juneau



Bob Horton


Convention Center Floor Plan Third Floor Second Floor

To Ballroom C



You and the Exhibits For your benefit, the TCDA Board has made a special effort to schedule times in our Convention when you may visit the exhibits with no conflicting TCDA sessions. It is our hope you will use this special time to meet and greet all of our exhibiting companies’ personnel. The exhibit area is one of the highlights of any TCDA convention. It is here that you as a director will find endless sources to help in your daily tasks. Since the exhibits complement the reading sessions, members should budget their time so they may attend reading sessions and workshops and still have ample time for the exhibits. To ensure maximum benefit from the exhibits, try the following guidelines: 1. Study the convention program and note the time available for visiting exhibits.

5. Whenever possible, register for the mailing lists of the exhibiting companies.

2. Locate exhibits which appeal most to your area of emphasis. However, don’t avoid others. They will afford you many new, fresh ideas.

6. When time and opportunity permit, get to know the sales people associated with each of the exhibiting companies. A personal contact between you and a company can be very valuable.

3. An abundance of free material will be offered to you. Most exhibitors will be glad to send you literature or samples of their products; some even on approval, at no expense to you.

7. Finally, please express you appreciation to our Exhibitors for their product and for their support of TCDA.

4. Before removing anything from a booth, be sure it is a sample, free for the taking. The exhibit attendant will be glad to advise you.


2012 TCDA commissioned work C O L L E G E / C O M M U N I T Y


love is the answer by Beverly Schlegel Eric Barnum, a young talented choral director and composer, is one of this year’s featured composers. Barnum’s voice and vision are gaining popularity with choir performances nationally and internationally. He composes for all levels of ensembles, from professional to youth choirs, and is the recipient of numerous awards and prestigious grants. Most notably, Barnum was selected as Composer-in-Residence for Seattle’s Choral Arts, and this recording project will include his recent compositions.

Eric William Barnum Birthplace: Northern Minnesota Career: Lecturer in Choral Music, University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh Education: Currently completing DMA Program at the University of Washington; Advanced degree in Choral Conducting, Minnesota State University; BA degrees in Composition and Vocal Performance, Bemnidji State University Awards: Bush Foundation Artist Fellowship; McKnight Foundation Grant; Residencies at Rose Garden Ensemble, Minneapolis/St. Paul area, and Kantorei in Denver; and selected as Composer-in-Residence for Seattle’s Choral Arts 2012-13 Season Favorite Composers: Sergei Rachmaninoff; Gerald Finzi; Thomas Newman

Tell us about yourself. Where were you born? Were your parents musical? I was born in northern Minnesota in the Red River Valley in a place called Crookston. It’s a small farming community of about 10,000. My parents were not musical although they advocated music to me and my two brothers. We all took piano, and in a variety of degrees we all hated it - I hated it the least. When did your interest in music begin? At what point did you want to become a composer? I started piano in third grade, and enjoyed music classes in junior high and high school. I started playing the oboe in fifth grade to be different. In high school I expanded from the piano and started to do musicals. You can’t march with an oboe, so I started to play in a percussion section – drums, marimba, I tried everything. It never crossed my mind to write music, even through 16 years of piano. I went to college to study graphic design, and it was in my freshman year that I joined the choir, mainly as a way to stay connected. From there it didn’t take long to know that’s where I should be, in music. Still, though, I didn’t think about being a composer. I first realized this at 21, and then I wrote a note. For me, some things happened at that time that awakened this possibility, and then pretty quickly I developed my voice and my direction.

Growing up, did you have favorite composers? I liked movie music, and I definitely had favorite composers but none I looked to for inspiration. In the early days of composing, I developed some favorites pretty quickly. One was Gerald Finzi, a British composer and song-writer. I still think he is one of the best at setting text and poetry, and he is probably one composer that will always inspire me. Also Thomas Newman, an American composer. Newman developed music for famous movies like The Shawshank Redemption and American Beauty. I love the sounds he creates and the way he uses space and creates pictures with music. He is someone who inspires me. I think some of the best composers are movie music composers; they are geniuses, and they can control us with their music. Can you tell us about some of your upcoming projects? I have completed five this year. Frequently I work with high schools when they contact me and want me to work on a piece. The one I’d like to highlight is the Composer-inResidence for Choral Arts in Seattle next year; what a fantastic group they are. I am good friends with Robert Bode, the writer of the text for the TCDA Commissioned Work. His school, the University of Missouri at Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance, helped underwrite the commissioned piece. I am working with him and his ensemble on a couple of


2012 TCDA commissioned work (continued) C O L L E G E / C O M M U N I T Y projects, including a Festival of High Schools, and they will be performing quite a few of my pieces. I’d like to ask about the relationship that exists between a composer and the audience. It seems that today’s composers are writing music that communicates directly with the audience, making it integral to the creation or piece. Do you agree? I think those of us in the music world would agree that music is a bit of a pendulum, and that some composers that preceded us may have alienated their audiences. And today, some might be engaging more with the masses and not always working hard at it; they want instant gratification and the audience doesn’t have to “sit with it” or cringe in certain places. Their thought is, giving the audience what they want is not a bad thing. But there is a down side, and that is writing music that doesn’t stretch the audience or challenge them. I’m not saying the composer owes something to the audience but if they expect people to love their work, that’s going about it the wrong way. Composers need to find a balance between caring for the audience and challenging the audience. When you are writing, do you think of an individual listening to your piece, or do you think of a room full of people? Or is the process strictly internal? As a choral composer, I think less about the listener and more about the performer. This approach makes me a better composer because I’m not worried about how it’s going to be received; the performer will sell it. If the performer is finding it enjoyable to perform, I promise the audience will find it enjoyable to hear. It is freeing, by the way, if you do that. How do you come up with ideas? What inspires you? When people come to me, they already have a situation and then I come up with the idea that fits the situation, or I am given a word like Love, then I create a text that is unique. For ideas, nature is a good place to go for me. I spend a lot of time there, outside the city, in the woods. Inspiration comes from poetry that inspires me. Situational or experiential, philosophical, whatever inspires me to find the right text; then the piece almost writes itself. The text has to be more important than my music, so I scour text and then be peaceful and quiet and sit with it and it sorts itself out and comes forth. Some composers are technicians. I am not a great technician or someone who can write a symphony. I chronicle stories, tell stories with music, this is what I am good at. What is your philosophy about the importance of music to young people? Music has come to my aid so many times throughout the years. Kids should be given that opportunity. And I’m not talking about listening to the radio, but actually playing music. My third, fourth, and fifth grade music teachers are why I am here today, and I do not agree that in today’s education a student must choose one activity over another. I always had



time for both sports and music. Getting rid of music is the worst thing we can do, the dumbest thing. And if we continue the way we are in America, it may be a slow burning sort of tragedy. And we are going to be less intelligent because of it. Being a composer cannot be an easy career choice. If a student comes to you and expresses a desire to become a composer, what advice do you give? I actually think becoming a composer is one of the easiest choices to make. If you have that desire, you will compose. But that’s when it becomes hard. The truth is we live in America, not 16th c. Italy when composers were treated to court life. We don’t live in a society where patronage is something to consider. If you choose to become a composer, the hardest thing to learn is that you are most likely not going to have a successful and lucrative career unless you are at the top of the top. It is rare to only compose and you have to be okay with that. I have chosen a peculiar life, and it will never be about the money. Anyone with a career in composition is going to probably teach along with it, or be creative in other ways. My advice is to fall in love with the music and that will fulfill you. You have had much success yet you have a long career ahead of you. What are your goals? I have only been composing for a decade and never full-time, and I hit a crossroads a few years ago. Is it better to compose for a lot of genres, or just one? Just choral music forever, or do I start writing other things like a symphony? When you do that, you take time away from another genre. I’m debating both and don’t know the answer. But my love of choral music is quite strong, so I will say in ten years I will still be writing choral music but I’ll be better than I am right now. You’ve told us a little bit about the commissioned piece. Where did your idea come from? I had a conversation with Robert Bode. We were musing… I told him I wanted to write a piece about a forest fire. Then this commission opportunity came up. He thought this would be a good idea, first talking about a forest fire and then after the fire, when the ground becomes scorched and black, and it is beautiful to see new growth. The piece is called Conflagration. The choir will hopefully share this with the audience, and I hope that I have given John enough to work with. The text will be whispered, chanted, screamed, about war and violence, and end with a tumultuous moment, and then the ash that remains will bring forth something new, something green. It should bring Hope, and the final word of the piece is Love. The end is about the aftermath, the development of community and love and joy through experience and forgiveness. It is very traumatic, dramatic, and allegorical for things going on right now in our world. The truth of the matter is that there is a fire going on in the hearts of men. In this work, we are trying to say there is nothing strong enough to stop it except Love. Love is the answer. It is a good message of hope.

2012 TCDA commissioned work E L E M E N T A R Y


music joins cultures around the globe by Beverly Schlegel More than a teacher and mentor, Mary Goetze is an author, commissioned composer, clinician, conductor, guest speaker, runs her own choral series, and is an active advocate for many educational issues affecting children. Goetze is founder of the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble (IVE) and the Indiana University Children’s Choir in the School of Music Pre-College Music.

Mary Goetze Birthplace: Missouri Career: Retired Professor of Music at Indiana University Education: Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Indiana University and University of Colorado Author: Share the Music and Spotlight on Music Co-Author: Educating Young Singers: A Choral Resource for Teacher-Conductors; Global Voices (ongoing DVD series) Awards: Distinguished Alumnus, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, and the University of Colorado College of Music; Outstanding Hoosier Musician by the Indiana Music Educators Association and Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Organization of American Kodaly Educators; Distinguished Teaching Award from Indiana University. Favorite Composers: Benjamin Britten; Zoltan Kodaly, and Bela Bartok

Tell us a little bit about yourself, and your interest in music growing up. I grew up in Missouri at a time when music was everywhere. My mother was musical but not a musician, and I am the only professional musician in the family. We had music at church, at school, 4-H, everywhere, and I attended a laboratory school where I practiced instrumental as well as vocal. From grades fifth and up, I was in band, orchestra, choirs, and small ensembles.

What was it that led you to start composing your own works for children’s choirs? I started arranging and later composing because there was no local music store that carried music that suited my needs, neither for choir or my elementary classroom. A lot of my early pieces were arrangements, because I was exploring how kids learn to sing in parts and what helps them succeed. I had done both Orff and Kodaly training and was integrating ideas into little arrangements for fourth and fifth graders.

You’ve devoted a significant part of your career to giving quality musical experiences to children in the materials you’ve written and composed. Where did this desire originate? In my public school teaching, singing was at the core of my general music classes. But it was in the school choir that I saw an opportunity to develop children’s artistry and nurture their love of music. This led me to found the Indiana University Children’s Choir to provide Bloomington children an opportunity to perform in major works that were being done by the School of Music.

What is the number one challenge you see with regard to teaching children music? To really TEACH music, teachers need time with the kids, and most often, there is too little time for music in schools today. To really develop students’ musical ability and a love of music, teachers need to enable students to develop skills so they can make music in a manner that is satisfying and serves as a vehicle for expressing their feelings. Not everyone is going to become a solo singer, but nearly all children can be taught to use their voice expressively and tunefully if they are given fundamentals, encouragement and time to develop.


2012 TCDA commissioned work (continued) E L E M E N T A R Y What factors led you to create the Indiana University International Vocal Ensemble? One factor arose from traveling and seeing what colonization had done in countries like Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. I witnessed how the native cultures had been nearly trampled out by the Europeans who settled those countries. Then I realized that my own country had the same sad history. The Global Voices DVDs clearly reflect your philosophy and the approach you took in IVE. How did that series evolve? It was coincidental that at the same time I was starting IVE, I met Jay Fern who was in music technology at IUPUI (Indiana University Purdue University at Indianapolis). We talked about what to do when I couldn’t get an informant for IVE rehearsals and, at that time, it was video. I had been invited to teach in Australia at a conference, and there was a South African choir. I recorded their performances and gathered as much information about their music as I could. I taught from these video recordings in my first year with IVE. Then we developed CDROMs and we created the Global Voices DVDs. What are the lessons today’s teachers can carry with them from those experiences into their subsequent teaching within the educational style that is utilized here in the United States? In teaching diverse styles of music, I hope they look to technology to bring music to life in a more vibrant way rather than having students read out of a book. I hope they explore their own communities to find people around them, such as parents and grandparents, who can serve as informants. I hope teachers also might use YouTube or video recordings (or our DVDs) to heighten the experience their students have with music from unfamiliar cultures.


I couldn’t watch the news and I was in despair about racial strife in our country and the world. I couldn’t go on being a part of a culture that was promoting only western art music. That’s when I started IVE to start training teachers to work with diverse populations. Now in retirement, will you continue your work? I continue with professional activities – serving as guest conductor, speaker and clinician upon invitation, and taking commissions for various groups. I also continue to work on DVD projects for the Global Voices series. I’m currently working on a Turkish DVD that is funded by a center on the IU campus. What can you tell us about your commissioned piece for our convention? What inspired the theme? Phyllis King requested that I arrange a folk song, like “Old Joe Clark” or “Ca’ the Yowes.” I hadn’t arranged songs for a long time, but I came upon some Newfoundland folksongs that I liked. When I checked, I realized that attaining permission would be complicated, so I used one of those folksongs as a model, and set about composing “Wink to the Baby”. I had fun writing similar nonsense lyrics, adding little musical jokes in the accompaniment for the teachers and a special chorus of pitched animal sounds for the kids. I’m so pleased that I’ll be able to hear it performed for the first time! Excerpts from this interview were taken from an article published in WomenArts Quarterly Journal, with the permission of Thomas Erdmann.

What have your experiences taught you about children around the world? Is there a sense in the end that even though they speak different languages, and there are different socioeconomic issues, children are all the same? This is not limited to children. There are more similarities in humans across cultures than there are differences. But in those differences that exist, we need to learn to respect one another. Western culture and colonization have overpowered and outshone a lot of the music and I am very committed to the maintenance of traditional music outside the Western arts. Music is a very powerful way to bring people together. Looking back, can you highlight one or two of your experiences that have been most meaningful to you? There are two points: the emergence of children’s choirs within the country was a very exciting time, and then to join forces with leaders who shared the interest in perpetuating the children’s choir movement. Setting up models for choirs, and now seeing the plethora of choirs everywhere is just amazing; and second, the point where I felt I couldn’t go on perpetuating only Western art music because the country was becoming so diverse. There was that moment in time when



Packet Distribution On behalf of everyone at Pepper of Dallas/Fort Worth, we are honored to coordinate and distribute the Reading Session and Workshop Packets for the TCDA Convention. We would like to thank the TCDA Board for the many long hours they spent reviewing and selecting the music. Out of respect to the music publishers who have generously provided complimentary reading copies, only attending, active participants will receive one free packet per session. Pepper employees will be distributing packets at the entrance to all sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Please stop by our booths and say hello. We always look forward to seeing our TCDA family and friends. Enjoy the Convention! Warmest Personal Regards, Luana Marler





Kim Ahrens Robinson MS Plano

Cara Naizer Cooper HS Abilene

Marcus Bradford Randall HS Canyon

Christie Brown Johnson HS San Antonio

Janwin OverstreetGoode Friendswood HS Friendswood

Robert Brewer Vocal Coach/Pianist San Antonio

Tom Dooling First Presbyterian Church San Antonio

Jerry Perales Amarillo Youth Choirs Amarillo

Katy Boltz Flowers South Bosque El Waco

Kasey Pope Klein Collins HS Klein

Karen KenastonFrench UT Arlington Arlington

Eric Posada Texas Tech University Lubbock

Bradley Kerley Blalack MS Carrollton

Robin BrockwayNichols Newman Smith HS Carrolton

Joshua Brown Coppell HS Coppell Michael Chandler Valley Ridge El Lewisville Sid Davis St Luke’s UMC Houston Carla Gaylor Private Teacher Richardson

Melanie Moore Contemporary Chorale Garland Lindsey Spitsberg Irons MS Lubbock Laura Taylor JJ Pearce HS Richardson Will Varner Hamilton Park El Dallas Jennifer Zaccagni UT San Antonio San Antonio

2012 Student Conductors Tyler Adcock Texas Christian University

Levi Duncan Lamar University

Amy Jenkins Texas Tech University

Jacqueline Rodriguez Southern Methodist University

Chelsea Berner Baylor University

Matthew Fabilenia University of North Texas

Adrian Kirtley UT San Antonio

Jon Starling Texas A&M Commerce

Jeremy Bowen Tarleton State University

Kevin Fisher Hardin-Simmons University

Crystal Martinez Abilene Christian University

Abigail Tusant Texas Woman’s University

Austin Dean University of Houston

Jason Gallardo Texas State University

Tiffany Mosier Wayland Baptist University

Brady Weldon SFASU

Brent Hetherington East Texas Baptist University

Valeria Grace Ontiveros UT Brownsville


performing groups Mastersingers traveled to Carnegie Hall to present the New York premiere of Robert Levin’s edition of the Mozart Requiem. This second appearance of the chorus at Carnegie Hall received the same critical acclaim as their performances throughout Texas, in Monterrey, Mexico, in New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, and in the Royal Festival Hall, London. The Mastersingers have produced two recordings in their history. In 1994, then San Antonio Mayor Nelson Wolff proclaimed the Mastersingers “one of the crown jewels within the San Antonio Arts community.”

San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers The San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers is a highly acclaimed, 120-voice chorus of volunteers from throughout the San Antonio area. Max Reiter, founding Music Director of the San Antonio Symphony, established the chorus in 1944 to support opera productions presented by the Symphony. Today’s Mastersingers are featured in every area of the Symphony’s performance schedule. The chorus also presents independent performances. In 1994, the

John Silantien has taught and conducted choirs on the secondary and collegiate levels in Texas, the Washington, D.C., area, and on the faculty of the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He presently serves as Director of Choral Activities at UT San Antonio, Director of the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers, and Director of Choral Music at University Presbyterian Church.

the musical and artistic vision of the broad spectrum of healing: healing of the mind and body, healing of the spirit, healing through laughter and sadness, and healing after death. Please join us in transcending our experience of healing through music. This dynamic concert will include works by Roger Bourland, Alberto Grau, Gustav Holst, Abbie Betinis, and Debra Scroggins.

Project Eve Project Eve is a group of strong, talented, and professional female singers who sing beautiful and difficult choral repertoire. Our concerts are a multi-sensory experience where we highlight visual art displayed by local artists, artistic placement and movement of the singers, chant, instrumental interludes, and poetry - all to enhance the exquisite choral singing. Each experience embodies all of the arts with one central theme. A portion of the proceeds from our ticket sales go to charities that support causes for women in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. The concept for our TCDA program is to highlight

Caitlin Wells is the Founder and Artistic Director for Project Eve.Before beginning her master studies at UNT, she taught secondary choral music for two years at Coppell HS. Caitlin began teaching private piano lessons at 15, and later added voice lessons to her studio. She has been a soprano soloist and choral singer in the Dallas area for over ten years. She currently sings with the professional choir, Orpheus Chamber Singers. She works at Highland Park UMC as Associate Director of Music & Arts.


performing groups (continued)

Chamber Singers Chamber Singers is an auditioned vocal ensemble from the UBC Sanctuary Choir. The group performs a concert every fall and spring. In 2004 the Chamber Singers performed a sacred concert for the TCDA church music division at FBC San Antonio.

Conducted by Matt Marsh



2012 TCDA Headliner MONDAY

Craig Hella Johnson is the founding Artistic Director and Conductor of the Austin-based, internationally renowned, Grammy nominated choir Conspirare, and the Artistic Director of the Victoria Bach Festival. In 1998, Craig was Artistic Director of San Francisco based Chanticleer, and from 2000-2005, the Music Director of Houston Masterworks Chorus. He is known for crafting thought-provoking musical journeys that create deep connections between performers and listeners. Craig Hella Johnson has over ten years of university teaching experience, and has served as guest conductor with various groups, including the Austin Symphony, San Antonio Symphony, and Santa Fe Symphony. He received the Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal from Chorus America in 2009, and was inducted into the Austin Arts Hall of Fame in 2008.

Monday’s Notes

Join us this evening at 6:30 for the TCDA Soiree.

Get reacquainted with old friends and colleagues, and meet new ones.

from the membership director...

Welcome! It’s finally Convention time, and we’re so glad you’re here. I look forward to meeting you in the next few days. Our work at TCDA is gratifying, because we are helping to improve and advance choral programs in Texas. Our Convention is a fantastic way to gain new ideas, network with colleagues, and get re-energized. Our business is about people, and we exist because of our members. You are quite literally the lifeblood of the organization. We are working hard to improve our services to members, and we welcome your feedback. To be a great Association for you, we need your support and involvement. Please let your colleagues know about this Convention and what you gain from it – pass the word along! You are our best ambassadors, and you can help us increase our membership. I am pleased to be with TCDA, and excited to be here in San Antonio. Thank you for supporting your Association and the choral arts. Beverly Schlegel | Director, Member Services |



Texas Choral Directors Association

57th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic • July 23 - 26, 2012 — San Antonio


All sessions and workshops are held in the San Antonio Convention Center unless otherwise stated. KEY TO WORKSHOPS: A = All, E = Elementary, M = Middle School/Junior High,

H = High School, U = College/Community, S = Student, C = Church


Monday, July 23



Golf Tournament

The Quarry

Barry Talley, organizer 10:30am-12:30pm

TMAA Executive Committee

Room 206


UIL Music Advisory Committee

Room 212


TMEA Elem Region Chair Luncheon/Officer Training

Marriott Riverwalk

Michele Hobizal, presider

Bowie Room

TMAA Committee on Standards of Adjudication

Room 210A


and Performance Practices 1:30pm-6:30pm

TMEA/UIL Choral Sight Reading Committee

Room 206A

Alicia Owens, chair 1:30pm-5:30pm

Conductor/Accompanist Room

Room 205


Texas Private Schools Music Educators Association

Room 208

Executive Committee 2:00pm-8:00pm

Child Care Available (No meals provided)

Rooms 209, 211


Elementary Honor Choir Registration

Room 214


Registration/Hospitality Open

Exhibit Hall C


Exhibits Open

Exhibit Hall C


TCDA Ways and Means Committee

Room 210A

Kathy Hackett, chair 3:30pm-6:00pm

Elementary Honor Choir Sectionals

Rooms 214, 217

Section Leaders: Deborah Barrick, Claire Copeland, Will Varner 4:00pm-5:00pm

TCDA Nominating Committee

Room 210B

Connie Horton, chair 4:15pm–6:15pm

TMAA Vocal Workshop

Room 213A

Kathy Hackett 5:00pm-6:30pm


College Student Welcome Meeting, First Year Bootcamp Florence Scattergood, clinician

Room 207B

This hour long crash course is designed to prepare participants for a fruitful first year. Take-away items will include tried and proven practical ideas for a new teaching situation, realistic attainable goals and shortcuts for reaching them, rubrics for judging a successful first year, and suggestions for reaping the benefits in year two. Although the session will be presented during the College Student Reception, it is open to all TCDA members – so if you’re a veteran teacher who is moving to a new position, plan to stop by! 6:30pm-8:30pm

TCDA Soiree

Sponsored by Alfred Music Hospitality Committee, TJ Huffman, Toni Ugolini, co-chairs

Marriott Riverwalk Alamo Ballroom

Please make time to Visit the Exhibits each day.


2012 TCDA Church Division Guest Artist Ken Medema studied music therapy at Michigan State University in Lansing, where he concentrated heavily on performance skills in piano and voice. He worked as a music therapist in Fort Wayne, Indiana, returned to Michigan State for a MM (1969), then worked for four years as a music therapist at Essex County Hospital in New Jersey. It was while employed there that he began writing and performing his own songs. Ken left his work as a therapist and began a career as a performing and recording artist. He recorded albums for Word and Shawnee Press, then in 1985 founded Brier Patch Music. Brier Patch is an independent recording, publishing, and performancebooking company with headquarters in Grandville, Michigan. Named after Brer Rabbit’s home in the legendary Uncle Remus stories. Brer Rabbit lived in a place not comfortable for anyone else. Brier Patch creates musical expressions that celebrate all aspects of the human experience, with an emphasis on spirituality and such universal concerns as peace, justice, and the environment.


Tuesday’s Notes

We invite you to come to First Baptist Church, San Antonio this evening for the Celebration of Worship & Music at 7:00pm, featuring the Festive Chorus and guest, Ken Medema. The Worship Serivce will be preceeded by 6:00pm performance of the Chamber Singers of Universtiy Baptist Church, Houston.

Directions to First Baptist Church for the Tuesday, July 24, 2012 performances: First Baptist Church | 515 McCullough Ave | San Antonio, TX

From the Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center - Total .75 miles 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.


Go west on Market St .07 mi Turn Right onto S Losoya St .3 mi Losoya St becomes Broadway .3 mi Turn Left onto 4th St .04 mi Turn Right onto Ave B .04 mi Turn Left onto McCullough Ave 190 ft 515 McCullough Ave is on the left


Tuesday, July 24



Registration/Hospitality Open

Exhibit Hall C


Child Care Available (No meals provided)

Rooms 209, 211


Workshop 1: Col/Cm - Conducting Masterclass

Room 206


Betsy Cook Weber, clinician Carla Gaylor, Sid Davis, accompanists Dr Weber will work with three choral conductors who have been selected from nearly two dozen applicants. The repertoire which will serve as the basis of the masterclass is Claude Debussy’s Trois Chansons.



Reading Session 1: Pop/Jazz

Ballroom C

Christie Brown, conductor Jennifer Zaccagni, accompanist



Shaw Gilpin Rutherford Brymer Gilpin Althouse Huff Lojeski Snyder Shaw Langford Gabbitas Zegree Page Huff Shaw Gilpin Emerson


Hal Leonard Corporation Alfred Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press Alfred Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation

Reading Session 2: Sacred U/2-Pt

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Let the River Run Anyway Just the Way You Are I Look to You Loves Me Like a Rock Cole Porter Jazz Trio Always Look on the Bright Side of Life Lucky For Good Walk Like a Man I’ve Got the World on a String Tears in Heaven Rainy Days and Mondays Get Happy/Accentuate the Positive Taylor, the Latte Boy Man in the Mirror Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home? Hawaii Five-O

Room 217

Jerry Perales, conductor Joshua Brown, accompanist Get on Board, Little Children Shout With Joy! Mary, Mary Sing to the Lord Lord of the Stars Come, Jesus, Prince of Peace Keep a Joyful Song Ringing in Your Heart Come to Us Glory to God Sanctus and Benedictus Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? Alleluia! Sing! Rejoice! Hush! Somebody’s Calling My Name Infant Holy Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning Yesu Kwetu Ni Rafiki Every Step of the Way God Bless the Animals


Gilpin Patterson Burkhardt Raabe Schram Nix Hopson Page Pote Pote Gilpin Liebergen Dilworth Schram Franklin Burrows Gifford Shore

Two-Part Unison Two-Part Unison Unison Unison Unison Unison Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Unison Unison

Choristers Guild Choristers Guild Choristers Guild Choristers Guild Shawnee Press Shawnee Press Choristers Guild Shawnee Press Choristers Guild Choristers Guild Shawnee Press Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Heritage Music Press BriLee Music Publisher Choristers Guild Choristers Guild E.C. Schirmer Music Co

Elementary Honor Choir Rehearsal/Techniques

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Cynthia Nott, conductor Teachers may observe open rehearsal. 9:00am-6:00pm

Exhibits Open

Exhibit Hall C


Workshop 2: HS – Being a 3A Director in a 5A World

Room 207


Strategies for Success at a Small School Bethany Green, Michael Matlock, Jason Sneed, clinicians The panel will share ideas and success strategies from the perspective of a 3A high school. This is a wonderful opportunity for “large school” directors too, as we all work to understand how different each person’s school day might look.

Please make time to Visit the Exhibits each day.



Tuesday, July 24



Workshop 3: Ch - Music for Worship Beyond the Traditional

Room 217


Dr Randall Bradley, clinician Music for church is no longer limited to the hymnal or the latest praise choruses. Many styles and traditions of music fit within the realm of Christian worship.


Exhibitor Showcase: Crank Up Your Classroom with Quaver

Room 006

Amanda Thompson, clinician Amanda Su, presider Ignite your students’ imagination with a high-energy mix of creativity and 21st-century technology. 9:15am–10:15am


Workshop 4: El - The Right Start: Tips & Tricks for the Beginning Choir

Room 206

Heather Klossner, clinician A room full of first-year choir members can be a challenge for any director. From singing with good tone, standing with good posture, to learning to follow a score, choir rehearsal can be an overwhelming experience for a beginner. Klossner will offer tips, tricks and techniques that will get your youngest singers off to a great start. Additionally, session participants will receive a list of suggested repertoire appropriate for the elementary choir ranging from classic gems to new finds that you and your choirs will love singing.




Reading Session 3: MS/JH Boys

Brad Kerley, conductor Laura Taylor, accompanist Are You With Me, Men? In Praise of Music Star of the County Down Three Latin Songs Hurling Down the Pine Something About the Ocean Dry Bones Early One Morning Danza, Danza, Fanciulla Gentile Salaam Aleikum Maid of Llanwellyn Hine Ma Tov Be Glad This Festive Day Seafarer’s Life Sing, Now, Ye Sons of Art Spirit of an Eagle Hallelujah For the Day Good Night, Ladies!

10:00am-4:00pm 10:30am-11:30am

Courtney Farnell Perry Farnell Winebrenner Courtney Miller Franklin Spevacek Farnell Gray Beery Davison Parks Johnson Snyder Ramsey Mayo

Ballroom C


BriLee Music Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press BriLee Music Publisher Carl Fischer LLC Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation BriLee Music Publisher Heritage Music Press Carl Fischer LLC Alfred Music Publishing Shawnee Press Walton Music BriLee Music Publisher Heritage Music Press Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press

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Ken Medema, conductor

First Baptist Church Sanctuary

College Student Conductor Rehearsals

Room 205

Festival Chorus Rehearsal

Betsy Cook Weber, coach and Carla Gaylor, accompanist 10:30am-11:30am

Room 208

College Student Conductor Rehearsals

Alan Raines, coach and Sid Davis, accompanist 10:30am-11:30am



Reading Session 4: HS SATB

Robin Brockway-Nichols, conductor Melanie Moore, accompanist Festival Jubilate Giardinier Tu Pauperum refugium Ware Hard Trials Johnson Alleluia Deshler Dawn Johnson Give Me Your Stars To Hold Waters Gloria Liebergen Glorificamus Te! Kallman I Will Keep Still Trotta Through All Things Paulus Polly Wolly Doodle Leavitt Ride On, King Jesus! Gibbs Ubi Caritas Raminsh Tiger Bernofsky All That They Had They Gave Ramsey Sing, All Wilcken Music of Living Forrest Cindy Eddleman

Ballroom C


Heritage Music Press Carl Fischer LLC G. Schirmer, Inc. Colla Voce G. Schirmer, Inc. Hinshaw Music, Inc. Alfred Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Alliance Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation Colla Voce Boosey & Hawkes Boosey & Hawkes Alliance Music Publishing Alliance Music Publishing Hinshaw Music, Inc. Carl Fischer LLC

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Tuesday, July 24



Reading Session 5: Unison/SA

Room 217

Katy Boltz Flowers, conductor Jennifer Zaccagni, accompanist Cantate Domino, Sing a New Song Robinson Shake the Papaya Down Gilpin Land of the Free Courtney Starry Night of Winter Farnell Rise, Rise Thou Merry Lark Schram Crocodile Gray Goin’ To Bandy Rowe Roth Green Eggs and Ham Beck Boat Beneath a Sunny Sky Jensen Two German Carols Winebrenner Bird’s Courting Song Miller Dawn Brumfield Korobushka Crocker Can You Keep a Secret? Crescenz Will You Teach Me? Raddin Funiculi, Funicula! Perry Ballad of Casey Jones Gallina May Our Music Never Die Farnell



Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Unison Two-Part Two-Part SA Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part Two-Part

Hal Leonard Corporation Alfred Music Publishing Carl Fischer LLC Hal Leonard Corporation Carl Fischer LLC Alfred Music Publishing Alliance Music Publishing Alfred Music Publishing Boosey & Hawkes BriLee Music Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation Colla Voce Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press BriLee Music Publisher Shawnee Press Shawnee Press BriLee Music Publisher

Workshop 5: Col/Cm – What Do You Think You’re Doing?

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Room 206

Sarah Allen, clinician This session features the use of SCRIBE, a new video software technology that allows you to record and objectively measure the efficiency, efficacy, and progress of your own teaching. A great idea for veterans as well as future conductors.


TMEA Vocal Region Area Chair Luncheon/Training

Janwin Overstreet-Goode, presider

Marriott Riverwalk Salon A


Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C


Workshop 6: MS/JH — Tried and Proven

Room 217


Bo Shirah, Debra Moses, Deborah Barrick, clinicians Melanie Moore, accompanist A session of music that works! Are your “tried and true’s” becoming “tired and used?” If so, come to this session of MS/JH gems.

John Silantien

You are invited to the premier of the TCDA commissioned work


by Eric Barnum.

performed by the San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers John Silantien, conductor Today at 4:15pm



Workshop 7: Ch – A Child Shall Lead: Energetic Ideas for Children’s Ministry

Room 207

Terrie Preskitt-Brown, Nona Schwab, clinicians Children can lead us to a more authentic expression of faith. Explore the kaleidoscope of ideas for children’s music ministry from differing viewpoints.

Please make time to Visit the Exhibits each day.



Tuesday, July 24


Reading Session 6: Advanced HS/Col



Karen Kenaston-French, conductor Bob Brewer, accompanist I Got a Key Jenson Amanecer Grases There Will Come Soft Rains Antongnini Dolcemente Dormiva and In Dolci Lacci ed. Howard Girl I Left Behind Me Forrest Prayer of Saint Patrick Gjeilo Lightener of the Stars Saunders Ave Maris Stella Quintana we are Johnson Da Pacem Domine Busto Entreat me not to leave you Forrest Been in de Storm/Wayfaring Stranger Johnson In the Night We Shall Go In Raminsh I Can Feel the Spirit Ames


Walton Music Boosey & Hawkes Alliance Music Publishing Alliance Music Publishing Hinshaw Music, Inc. Walton Music Colla Voce Alliance Music Publishing G. Schirmer, Inc. Carus Verlag Hinshaw Music, Inc. G. Schirmer, Inc. Alliance Music Publishing Colla Voce

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El: Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C


Elementary Honor Choir Rehearsal/Techniques

Room 214


Cynthia Nott, conductor Teachers may observe open rehearsal. 1:45pm-2:45pm


Reading Session 7: Advanced JH/HS Training

Ballroom C

Kasey Pope, conductor Laura Taylor, accompanist Let Voice and Instrument Joyfully Sound Non Nobis, Domine Appalachian Dances Two Brazilian Folk Songs Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel? Benedicamus It’s All I Have to Bring Angels in the Bleak Midwinter Rockwood River To Those Who Serve Noel Madrigal Cantate Domino Battle of Jericho Lonely Sea Red River Memories All on a Cold Winter’s Night Gloria Festival Sanctus



Liebergen Johnson Miller Dekaney Gilpin Miller Fogarty Moses Schram Gallina Moore Drennan Emerson Courtney Crocker Wagner Robinson Crocker

Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed SAB SATB Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed SATB Three-Part Mixed Three-Part Mixed SATB SATB SAB SATB

Hal Leonard Corporation Heritage Music Press Hal Leonard Corporation Carl Fischer LLC Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Colla Voce Carl Fischer LLC BriLee Music Publisher Shawnee Press Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Hal Leonard Corporation BriLee Music Publisher Hal Leonard Corporation Heritage Music Press Walton Music Hal Leonard Corporation

Workshop 8: El — Classroom Collections

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Room 206

Patty Moreno, Lisa Roebuck, clinicians In this session you will be introduced to “hidden gems” that build vocal and reading skills through folk song arrangements. A variety of resources for unison, two and three treble will be explored.



Workshop 9: Col/Cm — Hearing the Call to Be Artist/Teacher Part 1 Remembering Who You Are

Craig Hella Johnson, clinician First of a three-part series. In this introductory session we will invite participants to find their way back to their initial inspiration and calling to choral music/teaching and create a context for each to consider the question, “What does it mean to be an inspirational, authentic artist/teacher?” When did you first hear this vocational calling? In what ways in your work are you fulfilling this calling? Where have you fallen away from it? We will explore challenges common to all of us and consider ways in which each of us can return to remembering our vocational purpose and begin to consider ways this can be applied and realized in practical ways in our musical, leadership and teaching roles.

Please make time to Visit the Exhibits each day.


Room 217

For your convenience this is a Pull Out Section

A TCDA Tradition... Each year at the General Business Meeting, we sing together as a group, Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow, and The Lord Bless You and Keep You. The music is included here. Permission to reprint The Lord bless You and Keep You has been gracioulsy given by Boston Music Company, Boston Massachusetts.


Tuesday, July 24



Workshop 10: Ch – Empower the Youth

Room 207


The Youth Choir Ministry in Today’s Church Sid Davis, clinician Youth choirs are a vital part of the music ministry at St Luke’s United Methodist Church. Learn how these teenagers commit to leading worship and offering their best to God each Sunday morning.


MS/JH: Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C


Workshop 11: MS/JH – Girls! Can’t Teach With Them;

Room 217


Can’t Teach Without Them! Joel Price, Terrance Jennings, clinicians Master teachers Joel Price and Terrance Jennings will lead a session just for the male directors about teaching the female voice. There are specific challenges to being a male teacher of female students such as singing registers, resonance, motivation, moods, etc.


San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers Closed Rehearsal

Ballroom C


El, Ch, Col/Cm: Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C


Performance: San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers

Ballroom C

5:00pm-6:30pm 5:30pm-7:00pm

John Gillian, presider

Marriott Riverwalk Salon A

College Student Conductor Rehearsals

Room 214

TMEA State Board Training

Betsy Cook Weber, coach and Carla Gaylor, accompanist 5:30pm-7:00pm

Room 217

College Student Conductor Rehearsals

Alan Raines, coach and Sid Davis, accompanist 6:00pm 7:00pm

Performance: University Baptist Church Chamber Singers

First Baptist Church Union Hall

Celebration of Worship and Music

First Baptist Church Sanctuary

Featuring the TCDA Church Festival Chorus Ken Medema, guest artist and conductor

are you having fun yet . . . ?

We certainly hope so, because we’ve been hard at work all year to make sure you do! Your Board of Directors has tried to provide you enjoyable and educational reading sessions and workshops. The TCDA staff has been adding new features to make it easier for you to pre-register, and help facilitate your registration on site. The TCDA backpacks were chosen with you in mind... just to make your trek through the Convention Center a little easier. Our editor has given the Program a new look, and we hope you like it. You can let us know or comment on anything you would like by filling out the suggestion form at the back of the program. And be sure to tear out the ballot in the Candidate section (pg 8), and vote before 2:00pm on Wednesday. When you visit the exhibits, which we hope you’ll do as often as you can, you’ll find several brand new Exhibitors. Please let them know how much they are appreciated. We could not have this fabulous Convention every year without them. We know you’re finding new music, learning new teaching techniques, getting reacquainted with colleagues and friends, and we truly hope you’re having some fun! Let us hear from you... . Sharon Lutz | Executive Director |



John Silantien, conductor Premier of TCDA Commissioned Work: Conflagration, by Eric Barnum

2012 TCDA Honor Choir Cynthia Nott has been artistic director of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas since 1997. Under her leadership, the Chorus has grown dramatically, earned the respect of the Dallas area music community, and impressed audiences by its artistic excellence. In addition to its own concert schedule, Ms Nott has prepared the Chorus to perform with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, Dallas Opera, Mesquite Civic Chorus, Orpheus Chamber Singers, and Voices of Change. Prior to becoming full-time artistic director of the CCGD, Ms Nott taught public middle school choral music for 23 years.

Wednesday’s Notes

We’re having a BBQ at 7:00 pm this evening.


Hope you’ll be there to enjoy an evening of great food, outstanding entertainment, and dancing! Brave Combo has collected a dizzying array of descriptive musical pegs, boldly going where few bands have gone before, and even fewer could (or would) dare to venture. Succeeding in its first mission, Brave Combo is America’s premier contemporary polka band, and a Grammy winning one at that. In the same breath, to name some but hardly all of the colors found on Brave Combo’s musical palette, one can describe them as a groundbreaking world music act, a hot jazz quintet, a rollicking rock’n’roll bar band, a Tex-Mex conjunto, a sizzling blues band, a saucy cocktail combo, a deadly serious novelty act, a Latin orchestra, and one of America’s dance bands par excellence.



Wednesday, July 25



Registration/Hospitality Open

Exhibit Hall C


Child Care Available (No meals provided)

Rooms 209, 211

Reading Session 8: TMEA All-State Music

Ballroom C


Janwin Overstreet-Goode, conductor Bob Brewer, accompanist Misericordias Domini* Ich aber bin elend You Are the Music Jede Sedlak Venite Exultemus Domino New Moon Noel Himne Jesu Dulcis Memoria Gaudete Lauda Jerusalem You Are the Music

Mozart Brahms Forrest Krcek Sweelinck Childs Holmes Temmingh de Victoria Engelhardt Porpora Szymko


Novello G. Schirmer, Inc Hinshaw Music, Inc Alliance Publications, Inc GIA Publications Santa Barbara Music Publishing First Step Records Choir Sire Music E.C. Schirmer Music Co. Walton Music Alliance Music Publishing Santa Barbara Music Publishing

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*not included in packet, but available for purchase from Pepper booth.



Reading Session 9: MS/JH Treble

Room 217

Exsultate Dobru Noc Hush, Little Baby Laudamus Te Songs of a Summer Afternoon Ubi Caritas I Sing O Lux Beatissima Let All the World in Every Corner Sing Sansa Kroma Home to the Ash Grove Song of the Birds I’m Gonna Sing When the Spirit Says ‘Sing’ Farewell My Love Black is the Color of My True Love’s Hair One Mile My True Love Has My Heart Jubilate Deo 8:00am-9:00am


Courtney Johnson Miller Farnell Crocker Lightfoot Goetze Patterson


BriLee Music Publisher Heritage Music Press Hal Leonard Corporation Alfred Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Heritage Music Press Boosey & Hawkes Heritage Music Press

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Ramsey Miller Rentz Ellis

SSA Three-Part Treble SSA Three-Part Treble

Alliance Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation

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Hagler Rentz


Colla Voce Heritage Music Press

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Moran Dilworth Farnell Lightfoot


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Workshop 12: El — Structure of Singing Schools in Hungary


Kim Ahrens, conductor Lindsey Spitsberg, accompanist

Room 206

László Durányik, clinician A faculty member at the Kodály school in Kecskemet, Hungary, and invited master teacher for several training programs here in Texas, Laszlo will be discussing the current design of singing schools in Hungary.


Elementary Honor Choir Rehearsal/Techniques

Room 214

Cynthia Nott, conductor Teachers may observe open rehearsal. 9:00am-4:00pm

Exhibits Open (Last Chance, Not Open on Thursday)

Exhibit Hall C


Workshop 13: Col/Cm — Choirs are from Mars; Orchestras are from Venus

Room 205


Mark Bartley, clinician In some ways, choirs and orchestras are natural collaborators - but we can sometimes have trouble speaking each others’ language. This clinic offers suggestions for choir directors dealing with issues such as contracting, part ordering and preparation, rehearsal planning, ensemble seating, and the conducting gestures and directives most useful for both ensembles.

Please make time to Visit the Exhibits each day.



Wednesday, July 25



Workshop 14: MS/JH — A Place in the Choir

Room 217


Connie Horton, clinician Need ideas about making your choir room the place to be at your school? Connie will share her insights about recruiting and building student relationships essential to any successful MS/JH choir program, along with tips about how to retain students from the elementary level all the way through their high school years.



Workshop 15: HS — iWhat? Smartphone Technology for the Choir Director

Room 207

Jason Dove, clinician Covering the uses of smartphone and tablet technology in the choral classroom. Jason is a passionate believer in wise uses of technology, and there are many things your current phone or tablet can do to make instruction easier or more nuanced, at a fraction of the cost of some more expensive technologies.



Workshop 16: Ch – From Memory to Imagination The Church’s Music in Transition

Ballroom C

Ken Medema, Randall Bradley, clinicians The church’s music is always in transition and the pace of change increases. This session will explore the interplay between memory and imagination and the dance of imagination to which God summons all Christians. 9:15am-10:15am 9:30am-3:15pm

El: Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C

High School Student Day

Ballroom C3

Featuring Z Randall Stroope, Connie Sanchez and Jeremy Spicer 10:15am-11:15am

Ch: Visit the Exhibits


TMEA Region Meetings:

Exhibit Hall C

1-5.................... Room 217A-C 6-10................. Room 214A-C 11, 13...................Room 214D 12, 16................... Room 206A


14......................... Room 207A 15......................... Room 207B

17.............................Room 208 18......................... Room 210A 19......................... Room 212A 20......................... Room 212B 21, 22................. Room 213A 23......................... Room 216A

24......................... Room 216B 25.............................Room 218 26......................... Room 210B 27......................... Room 213B 28......................... Room 206B


College Student Conductor Rehearsals Betsy Cook Weber, Alan Raines, Carla Gaylor, Sid Davis, coaches

Room 205


Elementary Honor Choir Closed Rehearsal

Ballroom C


College Student Conductor Rehearsals Betsy Cook Weber, Alan Raines, coaches and Carla Gaylor, Sid Davis, accompanists

Ballroom C

11:45am-12:45 pm

Workshop 17: Ch – From Classroom to Choir Loft Finding Fulfillment and Artistic Success in Church Music Ministry

Room 205


Nick Boltz, Randy Jordan, clinicians Retirement from high school teaching is not the end of a career in choral music. These successful music educators and choral veterans offer their passion for choral music in the church, making a difference in the lives of people who sing in their choirs. 11:45am–12:45pm


Workshop 18: El – Rote Learning + Note Reading = Part Singing

Room 207

Michael Chandler, clinician In an Orff Schulwerk classroom, students and teachers learn music skills and concepts while they SING, SAY, DANCE, and PLAY in an active, creative and collaborative environment. Participants in this session will experience simple, effective techniques for including part singing for beginners in the upper elementary music classroom or beginning school choir that start with rote learning and lead to singing from notation. Extensions to movement and instrument playing will enhance the musical experience leading to many performance possibilities.

procedure for selecting music The TCDA Board of Directors serves as Selection Committee for the music read at the Annual Convention. Each year at its Spring meeting, the Board chooses music from selections mailed to each Board member by the various participating publishing companies. As specified in the constitution, music chosen should be new music; the selection committee, therefore,


restricts its choices to music published during the prior year. Exceptions include special categories determined by the Board, and the All-State Choir repertoire. TCDA’s stated purpose since its inception has been to organize and operate a new music reading clinic each summer. With the assistance and cooperation of various Texas music retail companies and

contributing music publishers, the TCDA Convention offers its membership a privileged screening of new choral octavos. Realizing that not every chosen selection will be appropriate for every TCDA member, the committee respectfully appreciates your understanding of the process. Suggestions for selections fitting the new music requirement are welcomed.


Wednesday, July 25



Workshop 19: Col/Cm – Hearing the Call to Be Artist/Teacher Part 2 Leading and Listening

Room 217


Craig Hella Johnson, clinician Picking up where Part I left off, we will explore practical strategies that support the artist/teacher in realizing his/her fullest potential as a musician and as a leader. The session will focus on basic building blocks for choral music-making at all levels. We will also consider fundamental issues of listening and we will discuss skills and tools to support the artist-teacher’s deepest listening. We will ask of ourselves – “What is it to really hear?” 11:45am-12:45pm

HS/MS/JH: Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C


Workshop 20: MS/JH – Smartboard Technology

Room 217


Donna Blythe-McGinnis, Laura Weidel, clinicians Many school districts across the state are pushing for using technology to enhance student project-based learning. How can you make that work for you in your choir room? Donna will share ways that we have found to use Smartboard technology in the choir rehearsal and give practical and creative ideas to engage students in being musicians. Reading Session 10: HS – HS Treble/Men

College Student Conductors Carla Gaylor, Sid Davis, accompanists Dream Singing Bell Cantate Domino Schumacker Ave Maria Robinson Veni, Sancte Spiritus Ramsey Ad Amore Kesselman Bonny Wood Green Hatfield Ave Maris Stella Antognini Saints Bound For Heaven Shaw And Miriam Sang Highben Somagwaza Biddlecombe Lobster Quadrille Brechmacher O Magnum Mysterium Schmidt Two Gazed Into a Pool Council Brennan on the Moor Trinkley O Jesulein Zart Shelton Abide With Me Hogan Et Resurrexit Banner Alegira Burrows

Ballroom C


Alliance Music Publishing Alliance Music Publishing Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Boosey & Hawkes Alliance Music Publishing Alliance Music Publishing Alfred Music Publishing Boosey & Hawkes Hinshaw Music, Inc. Alfred Music Publishing Colla Voce Colla Voce Alfred Music Publishing Colla Voce Hal Leonard Corporation Hinshaw Music, Inc. Carl Fischer LLC

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El, Ch, Col/Cm: Visit the Exhibits

Exhibit Hall C


Past Presidents’ Luncheon

Marriott Riverwalk, Valero Room




You’ll want to be at the TCDA Business Meeting this afternoon at 4:00pm to hear the Elementary Honor Choir and the premier of another TCDA Commissioned Work!



Wednesday, July 25


Elementary Honor Choir Assembly

Location Room 214


TMEA MS/JH Coordinators Meeting

Room 205

Janwin Overstreet-Goode, presider 2:15pm-3:15 pm


Workshop 21: El – Composing for the Choir

Room 207

Mary Goetze, clinician Inspiration and instruction from master teacher, composer, conductor, clinician, author and global musician Dr Mary Goetze.



Workshop 22: HS – Follow the Leaders: Allowing Leadership to Develop Amongst Your Singers

Room 217

Dorothy Wilson, clinician Learn how to develop leadership and ownership with your high school students. Between empowering your students to be more in charge of class to starting a TFME Chapter, Dorothy will have lots of ideas. 2:15pm-3:15pm


Reading Session 11: Ch - Sacred General


Eric Posada, conductor Marcus Bradford, accompanist Festive Hosanna Johnson You Are Mine Hayes Steal Away Rentz Come,Ye Thankful People, Come McCoy Love Came There Wright King of Love My Shepherd Is Purifoy Joy to the World! Raney Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree Wagner Hosanna to the King of Kings! Larson It Is Well with My Soul Berry O Master, Let Me Walk with Thee Hopson Beautiful in His Time Forrest He Is Risen! Wilberg From Generation to Generation Parks Come, Thou Long Expected Jesus Miller I Will Praise You Berry Consecrated Nichols This is My Fathers World Nichols


Ballroom C

Choristers Guild Hope Publishing Company Choristers Guild Choristers Guild Colla Voce Hal Leonard Corporation Hope Publishing Company Shawnee Press Beckenhorst Press Hope Publishing Company Morningstar Music Publishers Beckenhorst Press Oxford University Press Shawnee Press Choristers Guild Lorenz Corporation Soundforth Music Soundforth Music

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Exhibits Close

Exhibit Hall C


TCDA Business Meeting

Ballroom C

Performance: Elementary Honor Choir Cynthia Nott, conductor Michael Chandler, accompanist Premier of TCDA Commissioned Work: Wink to the Little Baby, by Mary Goetze 7:00pm

La Villita Assembly Hall


Entertainment: Brave Combo Wear your dancin’ shoes! Sponsored by JW Pepper of DFW, Encore Performance Tours, Carl Fischer, Romeo Music, PepWear, and Encore Enterprises

2012 TCDA Music Publishers Alfred Music Publishing Alliance Music Publishing Alliance Publications Inc. Augsburg Publishing Co Beatin’ Path Publications, LLC Beckenhorst Press Boosey & Hawkes BriLee Music Publisher Carl Fischer LLC Carus Verlag


Choir Sire Music Choristers Guild Colla Voce E.C. Schirmer Music Co First Step Records G. Schirmer, Inc. GIA Publications Hal Leonard Corporation Heritage Music Press Hinshaw Music, Inc.

Hope Publishing Company Lorenz Corporation Morningstar Music Publishers Morton Music Oxford University Press Santa Barbara Music Publishing Shawnee Press Soundforth Music Walton Music

Don’t miss the Project Eve Concert this morning at 10:30!

Thursday’s Notes

TCDA Child Care Information and Guidelines Child care is offered during the convention for children 10 years of age and younger. This convenient, on-site service is located in the Convention Center in rooms 209 and 211, close to the reading session and workshop rooms.


TCDA members may purchase child care tickets in the registration area at a cost of $25 per day per child. Please review the suggestions below and come prepared so the child care operation can run smoothly. Thank you for your cooperation in this matter! • Plan to take strollers with you. There is very little extra space in the child care rooms. • No meals will be provided or served in the center. Snacks of raisins, Cheerios, cookies, and punch are served mid-morning and midafternoon. If you do not wish your child to have these, you must include this in your written instructions. Infants/toddlers will be fed labeled/prepared bottles of milk or juice. Parents must pick up children for each meal and no other food will be allowed in the child care room. • Please take children to the restroom prior to bringing them to child care. Bring extra, labeled clothes for young children. Toilet accidents happen. • Allow sufficient time for child care registration and instructions. Have all instructions for caregivers in writing. We need to know about feeding, infant sleep habits, bathroom training, etc. Have child’s name on everything – diaper bag, wipes, bottles, pacifiers, etc. Bring an adequate supply of disposable diapers and wipes. No cloth diapers please. We ask that only one parent come in the room with children. Older children and friends will be asked to wait outside.

• Please list the sessions you will attend with room numbers. Convention Center will not be adequate – it’s a big place! We must be able to reach you quickly in the event of an emergency. • We supply age-appropriate toys, games, videos, and books, so we request that you not bring personal toys. • For the benefit of the entire group, children who are ill will not be admitted. Also, parents will be called to pick up children who repeatedly hit, bite, or are inconsolable for long periods. • Quiet times are from 1:15 to 3:30 p.m. and from 8:30 p.m. until closing. No children will be admitted during these times, and all who are inside will rest quietly. No exceptions! Children may be picked up at any time. • Parents who do not pick up children by posted closing times will be charged $10 per each minute late, per child. We want you to feel comfortable leaving your children in our care. We feel abiding by these guidelines will make for a safe and happy experience. Thank you for your assistance!

Child care is provided by Fit For a King. Their staff have over twenty years of experience and are bonded for your protection. They are trained in CPR and first aid.



Thursday, July 26



Child Care Available

Rooms 209, 211


Hospitality Open

Exhibit Hall C


Workshop 23: El – Conductor’s Corner

Room 205


Cynthia Nott, clinician Michael Chandler, accompanist Spend some quality time with this year’s Honor Choir conductor as she shares secrets of choral success.

8:00am– 9:00am


Workshop 24: Ch – Building A Contemporary Service from the Ground Up

Room 207

David Angerman, clinician As choral musicians, few feel comfortable in the praise and worship realm. Find important tips in where to begin, how to build and find success in starting a contemporary worship service.



Reading Session: 12 – Holiday Seasonal

Cara Naizer, conductor Josh Brown, accompanist Here We Come A Wassailing O’Connell Snow Carol Juneau Many Joys of Christmas Lojeski Jingle Bells (Sort Of) Davison Mele Kalikimaka Althouse Christmas Song Snyder In Dulci Jubilo Culloton Make We Merry Gilbertson Dai Diddle Dai Eddleman Coventry Carol Rouse Lullay My Liking Chatman Somerset Wassail Houkom El Desembre Congelat Charter Candy Cane Lane Huff Swinging Christmas Althouse Love Came Down at Christmas Grundahl In the Bleak Midwinter Wilberg Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Reindeer Langford

Room 214


Shawnee Press Carl Fischer LLC Hal Leonard Corporation Walton Music Alfred Music Publishing Hal Leonard Corporation Morningstar Music Publishers Hal Leonard Corporation Carl Fischer LLC Shawnee Press E.C. Schirmer Music Co Colla Voce Shawnee Press Hal Leonard Corporation Alfred Music Publishing Morningstar Music Publishers Oxford University Press Shawnee Press

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Project Eve Closed Rehearsal

Room 217


Workshop 25: El – Choral Octavos for Elementary Singers

Room 205


Susan Malone, clinician Find new and interesting materials for PTA and program use from pieces published in 2010 to 2012. Susan will give teaching tips and suggestions for each octavo included in the reading packet.



Workshop 26: MS/JH – A Teaching Master Class

Room 206

Linda Ice, clinician Linda brings the perspective of a lifelong teacher who is a mentor to countless successful teachers. TCDA has named Linda one of our finest with our Choral Excellence award, and she is going to share many of her tips and tricks developed over her wonderful career. From handouts to repertoire to UIL and sightreading…this is a not to be missed session! Workshop 27: HS – Tried and Proven

Room 207

Jannifer Rice, Dorothy Wilson, Robin Dent, clinicians Lindsey Spitsberg, accompanist This session will provide a variety of strong literature that has stood the test of time. Of course, there will be lots of new music, too. A strong cast of conductors and accompanists will help you choose the best of the best.






Thursday, July 26



Reading Session 13: Ch – Sacred Advanced

Room 214


Tom Dooling, conductor Marcus Bradford, accompanist Exclamation of Praise Precious Lord, Take My Hand Sky Song With a Mighty Wind and Tongues of Fire Abide with Me Most Glorious Lord of Life God is Our Strength O Gracious Light I Sing the Mighty Power of God Festival Introit for Easter Day Sweet Hour of Prayer Risen Today! Song of Peace God Be in My Head As the Dark Awaits the Dawn When Morning Gilds the Skies All My Trials This is the Day



Martin Hayes Schulz-Widmar


Shawnee Press Lorenz Corporation Augsburg Publishing Co

35027879 10/4203L 9.78145E+12

Hopson Rasbach Chilcott Farnell Helvey Pinkston Barr Graham Forrest Neuen Waters Aspaas Nickel Gibbs Rutter


Augsburg Publishing Co Beckenhorst Press Oxford University Press Hal Leonard Corporation Oxford University Press Beckenhorst Press Beatin’ Path Publications, LLC Shawnee Press Beckenhorst Press Choristers Guild Colla Voce Augsburg Publishing Co Morton Music Colla Voce Hinshaw Music, Inc.

9.78145E+12 BP1954 9.78019E+12 8752476

Workshop 28: Col/Cm – Hearing the Call to Be Artist/Teacher Part 3

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Craig Hella Johnson, clinician Continuing our focus on the vocational calling of the artist/teacher and its practical implications, this session will bring focus to aspects of creative programming. What are the goals of a performance and how do we bring our best musical gifts and sensibilities to the process of creating a program? The session will include ideas for warm-ups and ensemble building and will close with some thoughts on how the artist-teacher takes care of him/herself in the midst of a busy life.


Performance: Project Eve

Room 217

Caitlin Wells, conductor




TCDA Board Meeting

Marriott Riverwalk Bowie Room

Many thanks to our

Scholarship Donors Amy Allibon Kathryn Amshoff Travis Angel Pat Austin Carroll Barnes Teresa Berrier Karen Blackstone Patricia Bonner Joel Bourdier Michael Bryson Mica Bull Melissa Bunzendahl Roni Carrasco Nora Cason Betsy Clark Mary Cowart Nathan Dame Betty Devine Paula Edwards Pamela Elrod Marc Erck Christopher Fiorini Dean Fishburn Deborah Fuller Kari Gilbertson Richard Goodspeed Peggy Graff Julia Hall Carolyn Hefner Wanetta Hill Michele Hobizal Gene Holkup Robyn Hollimon

Teresa Hughes Myron Ice Judith James Katherine Johns Christine Johnson Katherine Johnson Lynn Jordan Kathryn Kendall Phyllis King Cheryl Knighton Jan Knutson Grace Littlefield Martha Low Sharon Lutz Gary Mabry Candy McComb Marguerite McCormick Caia McCullar Dinah Menger Rae Moses Samantha Nalundasan John Nance Patricia Neighbors Sheri Neill Steven Nelms Carisa Niemeyer Rebecca O’Donovan Michael O’Hern Casey Okabayashi Molly Owen Kay Owens Katherine Payton Mary Jane Phillips

Pamella Pitman David Polley Joel M Price Gregory Pysh Mark Rohwer Adam Samuels Sally Schott Valerie Sellers Kendall Seuser Larry Sherwood Amy Solberg Marsha Spinner Ralph Stannard Gloria Stephens Catherine Stevenson Billy Talley Lonnie Tanner Irma Taute Ann Treleven David Vemable Mike Ware Joe Weir Theresa Whatley Lisa Wheeler Donna White Dorothy Wilson Abbott ipcoo Alfred Music Publishing First Presby, Houston Gandy Ink Shelba Gorham-Bell



for the College/Community Division

Sarah Allen Assistant Professor of Music Education at SMU, Dallas. PhD in Music & Human Learning from UT, Austin. Research focuses on motor skill development and memory consolidation in musicians. Former public school teacher, active clinician in the DFW area. At SMU, teaches undergraduate courses in instrumental music education methods, as well as graduate courses in music pedagogy and research.

Activities and Associate Professor of Music at Stetson University. MM and DMA in Choral Conducting from UCLA, and served as Assistant Conductor of the Angeles Chorale while a student of Donald Neuen. His choirs have performed throughout the US and Europe. Under his direction, The University Singers of Georgia State University quickly emerged as one of the “finest choral ensembles in the southeast.” Raines is a member of the conducting faculty of La Musica Lirica in Urbania, Italy and is the Artistic Director of the Elysium Chamber Orchestra and Chorus in Atlanta, Georgia

Florence Scattergood

Mark Bartley DMA from Boston University. BM and MM from UT. Has conducted professional orchestras around the world, as well as choral and instrumental ensembles from the Northeast, including Cornell, Yale, and Boston University. Associate Conductor of the Amarillo Symphony. On faculty at West TAMU since 2006, where he directs the Symphony, teaches conducting and supervises student teachers. From 2001-2006, served on the faculty of Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, MA. Director of Orchestra and Chorale, and taught conducting courses. Before that, directed various academic, religious, and community musical organizations in Texas.

Craig Hella Johnson

– See page 26.

Alan Raines Director of Choral Activities at Baylor University. Previously, the Director of Choral


Thirty-five years in choral music education. First recipient of the Baylor University Music Education Distinguished Alumni Award. Recent years have been spent in secondary schools, but has taught grades 1 through 12. Currently teaching at Reicher Catholic High School in Waco.

Robin Dent In her 5th year as choral director at Lubbock HS. Her choirs have consistently earned superior ratings at UIL Concert & Sightreading Contest and have received invitations to sing in Washington DC at the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts under the direction of Dr Z Randall Stroope, Boston University (the only invited choir) under the direction of Dr Ann Howard Jones, and this spring, they will perform two a cappella concerts at St Paul’s Cathedral and Canterbury Cathedral in England. In addition to overseeing the five choirs at LHS, also teaches AP Music Theory and IB Music. In 2011, four of her students earned the distinction as “Outstanding Soloist” in the Texas State UIL Solo & Ensemble. BME from Centenary College of Louisiana, the MM from University of North Texas, and an additional MM from Lubbock Christian University. UIL adjudicator, guest conductor and clinician, and mentor to over 32 student teachers, most of whom are still active in the profession.

Jason Dove Betsy Cook Weber Professor of Music and Director of Choral Studies at the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music. Served seven years as Assistant and later, Associate Director of the Houston Symphony Chorus. Before coming to U of H, was a successful music teacher in the public schools at all levels. Holds degrees from the University of North Texas, Westminster Choir College, Princeton, NJ, and the University of Houston. Choirs under her direction have performed at ACDA, TMEA, and competed and won prizes in prestigious international competitions.

Currently in his 6th year as head choir director at Marcus HS, Flower Mound. His Varsity Mixed Choir named a National Winner in the Choral Honors Project, 2008. In addition, the Marcus Varsity Treble choir performed at the 2011 TMEA convention. His students have been consistently selected to Texas All-Region Choirs and have received superior and exemplary ratings at solo and ensemble contests. In the past five years, 18 Marcus students have been selected to All-State Choirs and 4 students have graduated from the Dallas Opera Scholars Program. Has served as rehearsal assistant to Nora Henson with the Youth Chorus of Greater Dallas since 2004. Guest clinician/adjudicator for various choral directors and school districts in Texas, Indiana and Kentucky. Graduated with honors from the University of Louisville with a BME.


for the High School Division

Bethany Green

Jannifer Rice

Dorothy Wilson

Began the choral program at Lovejoy HS in 2006. Her choirs have received exclusively Sweepstakes Trophies at UIL Concert and Sightreading Competition and been named Outstanding High School Choir at the Lonestar Music Festival in 2008, the Space City Music Festival in 2010, and Red River Sing-Off in 2010. The choir department has grown over 1000% since its inception. MM in Choral Conducting, University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign, where she conducted the Illini Women’s Chorus and studied with Dr Chester Alwes and Dr Fred Stolzfus. BME, BM in Vocal Performance, Suma Cum Laude in Honors studies, Texas Tech. Active as a choral and vocal judge and clinician. In her fifth season performing in the Orpheus Chamber Singers, the premiere chamber choir of the Dallas area.

In her twelfth year as the associate choral director at Midway HS; directs the Concert Women, Select Women’s and Meistersinger Women’s Choirs. Her choirs consistently receive sweepstakes and first division ratings at UIL concert and sightreading contests and Best of Class at various festivals each spring. Previously taught at Labay JH, where her choirs received sweepstakes awards. BME from Baylor University, where she was a member of the A Cappella choir under the direction of Dr Hugh Sanders. Graduate work at Baylor University with Dr Sanders and received the Who’s Who Among Colleges and Universities Award. Has been named a Distinguished Educator by the top 10% of the seniors at Midway HS for the past several years.

BM in Vocal Performance, and MM from Sam Houston State University. Involved in music education pre-K through high school for 24 years. Has taught choral music in Katy ISD for 18 years, and is in her tenth year as Director of Choirs at Cinco Ranch HS. Performed at the TMEA convention in 2008. Her choirs earn Sweepstakes at UIL competitions and have been selected Best in Class or Most Outstanding at festival competitions throughout the Southwest. In 2010 was selected Cinco Ranch HS Teacher of the Year. Has served as Director of Children’s and Youth Choirs in Tyler and Katy. Performance background includes opera, oratorio, and musical theater.

High School Student Day


begins at 9:30am on Wednesday

Michael Matlock In his ninth year as Choral Director at Andrews HS and his 18th year of teaching choral music. BME from Southern Nazarene University in Bethany, OK. His choirs consistently earn Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sight-Reading Contests. He directs the A Cappella Mixed Choir, A Cappella Men, A Cappella Women, BlackGold show choir and assists with Chorale (the non-varsity mixed choir). The A Cappella Women’s Choir performed at the 2012 TMEA Convention. Adjudicator and clinician throughout the state. An active member of TMEA, he currently serves as the Area B Vocal Chairman.

Jason Sneed In his 17th year of education. BM, Tarleton State University. MA, Texas Woman’s University. Taught 13 years at Decatur HS, and before that at Poteet HS in Mesquite. His was selected the prelude choir for the North Texas Children’s Choir performance at the Myerson in Dallas. His choirs have received many Sweepstakes Awards at UIL, as well as Best in Class awards around the US. An active judge and clinician around the state. Recently completed administrative certification and is currently serving as Assistant Principal at Krum MS.

Z Randall Stroope

Connie Sanchez

Jeremy Spicer



for the Middle School Division

Deborah Barrick

Linda Ice

Donna McGinnis

Head Choral Director at Union Grove MS. Her choirs have consistently earned UIL Sweepstakes ratings. On staff with the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor Conservatory of Music for five years, serving as the Choral Director of the Concert Boys Choir. BME from the University of North Dakota, Grand Forks in 1992, and Kodaly certification in 2002. Currently serves on her school’s SBDM committee and is a facilitator for New Teacher Induction in Killeen ISD. Active clinician in curriculum and often serves as an adjudicator.

Although she is retired from the “classroom” after 30 successful years in the MS choir room, she has now completed her third year as the private voice instuctor at Young JH and enjoys teaching 30 eager junior high students! Graduate of West Texas State University under the direction of Dr Hugh Sanders. Also completed graduate course work at UT Arlington, North Texas State University and Connecticut State University. Her choirs have consistently earned superior ratings and sweepstakes awards at UIL contests. Her O’Banion MS A Cappella Choir (Garland) performed at SWACDA in 1992. Received TCDA’s “Director of Choral Excellence” in 2010. Active as both a clinician and adjudicator throughout the state.

BME with dual emphasis in vocal performance and choral music from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. Has spent 18 years directing choirs of all ages. Just completed her fifth year at Briarhill MS, Lewisville ISD, where the Choir Department has grown from 35 students to over 210. Last February, the Briarhill Varsity Treble Choir performed at the 2012 Cambiata Institute/ACDA conference held in Dallas, Texas. Active as a vocal coach and choral clinician.

Debra Beam Moses Connie Horton BME from Sam Houston State University. In her 14th year of teaching General Music and Choir in Conroe ISD, currently teaches 5th and 6th grade music at Mitchell Int in The Woodlands. Also leads the choir program, consisting of four choirs with approximately 200 members, and holds an annual choir camp. In 2005 the Mitchell Honor Choir was invited to perform at the TMEA Convention. Serves on the vocal TQM and curriculum writing team for CISD, has served six years as the CISD Int Choir Organizer, and was the invited clinician for the CISD Fourth Grade Honor Choir in 2001 and 2006. Artistic director of The Woodlands Academy of Fine Arts Children’s Chorus that consists of two choirs, Preparatory and Concert. She is a member of the Chancel Choir and the Acappella Choir at The Woodlands UMC.


Terrence Jennings BME Hardin-Simmons University, Abilene. Under the direction of Dr Lloyd Hawthorne, he performed in the Concert Choir. Also served as the student accompanist for Simmons Classic. MM (Ed Administration), Lamar University. Became the head director at Schrade MS, Rowlett, in 2005. Continues as director of the 330 member choral department. Choirs under his direction have consistently earned “Sweepstakes” ratings at UIL competition and “Best In Class Honors” at various music festivals. Serves as clinician and adjudicator. Also Minister of Music at Christian Chapel Temple of Faith in Dallas. His choirs have performed concerts with various local and national gospel artists and have been featured in the Gospel Jubilee television production in Dallas-Ft Worth.

Music educator for 22 years, 18 of which have been at the MS/JH level. She has degrees in Vocal and Instrumental Music Education from LSU, and the University of North Texas, as well as certification in German and Computer Literacy. Recipient of the Dean’s Roundtable Outstanding Teacher Award from the College of Education at Texas A&M University. Her mixed choir performed at the TMEA Convention in 1995, and at the ACDA Convention in Dallas in 1996. Lectured and served as a clinician at various regional and national conferences on behalf of Warner Brothers Music. Currently involved in Kindermusik, private voice instruction and music ministry at Grace Presbyterian in The Woodlands.


for the Middle School Division

Joel Price In his 17th year of teaching, serving for the last 12 years as the choral director at Westwood JH, Richardson ISD. Directs five choirs and serves as the head of the music department. His choirs consistently have earned Sweepstakes at UIL Concert and Sightreading contest. Choirs under his direction also have received the distinction of being named Grand Champion and Best in Class at the annual Hurricane Harbor Choral Festival. The Westwood Chorale Girls performed in concert for TMEA in February 2007. BM in music education, and vocal performance, Southern Methodist University in Dallas. Serves as a clinician and adjudicator.

Bo Shirah Currently in his third year as Assistant Choir Director at Fossum MS, McAllen ISD. Children’s Choir Director at First UMC in McAllen. Previously Head Choir Director at Marcus HS in Lewisville ISD, Richardson JH, Music Director at Valley View Christian Church, Carrollton. His choir programs have at least doubled in size, his choirs have consistently received Sweepstakes awards at UIL Contest. After studying choral conducting with the late Bill Gorham at Texas A&M UniversityCommerce and Dr Jerry McCoy at the University of North Texas, he helped found Texas Choral Artists, a professional chamber choir in DFW. Enjoys using technology to rid himself of unnecessary stacks of paper, and to execute a more efficient and productive professional and personal life.

Laura Weidel From Hudson Valley region of New York. BM and MM from Crane School of Music, SUNY Potsdam. Has completed work for her PhD (ABD) in Music Education, University of Oklahoma. Currently Choir Director at Huffines MS, Lewisville, where she has a program of almost 260 students.



for the Elementary Division Mary Goetze –

See page 17.

Lisa Roebuck

Michael Chandler K-5 music specialist at Valley Ridge El, Lewisville, where he also directs the Valley Ridge Singers and the 5th Grade ensemble, JAGSPIEL. Has taught in AOSA-approved Orff Schulwerk certification courses in three states. In 2005 and 2007, his students performed as featured elementary ensembles at TMEA. Presents workshops and sessions at the local, state, and national level including sessions at AOSA and TMEA. He is an accompanist for the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas, the pianist at Round Grove United Church (UCC), Lewisville, and is an active accompanist for solo/ ensemble contests and choral festivals.

Heather Klossner Over 25 years as a music educator. An associate director for the Children’s Chorus of San Antonio’s Prelude Choir, and literacy instructor for two of CCSA’s other training choirs. Teaches music at Woodridge El, Alamo Heights ISD, where she directs the Woodridge Singers and “Cantantes con Ritmo”, an Orff Ensemble that recently performed at TMEA. BME from Texas Lutheran University, and a MM from Texas State University. Has completed Level I toward Kodály Certification at TSU. Earned all three levels of Orff Certification at SMU and has completed masterclasses with Steven Calantropio, Reinhold Wirsching and Werner Beidinger.

László Durányik Born in Budapest,1968. He graduated from the Teacher’s Training College in Nyíregyháza as a mathematics-music teacher. He received his other degrees at the Ferenc Liszt Academy of Music in Budapest as a music-manager and musicologist. He studied conducting from Prof. István Párkai, Péter Erdei, and Gábor Hollerung. Between 1991 and 1994 he conducted the CANTEMUS Boys’ Choir in Nyíregyháza. He is the founder of the MIRACULUM Children’s Choir (in 1996), the AURIN Girls’ Choir (in 1998) and the AURIN Female Choir (in 2006) and has been conducting them since he started teaching at the Kodály School in Kecskemét. Since 1997 they have collected twenty-nine first prizes on several - mostly European competitions. Lectures at international Kodály seminars. Worked as a guest conductor in Australia in 2001, in South-Korea in 2004, in Scotland in 2006, in the USA in 2009, 2011 and in Estonia in 2010. His work was rewarded with a Kodály prize in 2005 and a Csokonai prize in 2007.


Currently serves Round Rock ISD as a Lead Curriculum Specialist for Fine Arts. BME, from UT Austin and a Kodály Music Certification from Texas State University. Has taught general music at the elementary level and choral music at the secondary level. She taught in both public and private schools for 21 years before entering the world of fine arts administration in 2006. Presents for other school districts and educational service centers in the areas of choir, elementary music, fine arts curriculum and program development. Served on “The Vision Committee for Curriculum and Assessments in the Arts.” Has been selected by the State Board of Education as a member of TEKS (state standards) revision process for the state of Texas.

Patricia Moreno

Susan Malone BME from TCU. MM with emphasis in Kodaly Pedagogy from SHSU, and certification in Orff Schulwerk from SMU. 27 years at Corey El. Directs an after-school choir, serves as Lead Teacher for the Fine Arts Team, and co-directs the Arlington ISD’s 5th and 6th grade honor choir, The Arlington Boys and Girls Choir. Elected Corey’s 2009-2010 Teacher-of-theYear and also received the Bayard H Friedman Score A Goal in the Classroom Award for Outstanding Elementary Music Teacher. Has written and received several grants for the Boys & Girls Choir from the Arlington Education Foundation. Her Arlington B&G Choir performed at he 2008 TMEA Convention

Cynthia Nott –

See page 34.

Currently Instructional Coordinator of Fine Arts for Austin ISD. Works with elementary music specialists and secondary choral directors. BM, MM, and Kodàly certificate from Texas State University. As lead music teacher, has taught general music for PK – 5th grades and sixth grade choral music for 17 years in the Hays CISD. Co-founder of the Hays CISD Children’s Honor Choir. Director of the Kodàly Certification Program at Texas State University since 1993. As a workshop presenter, her sessions deal with movement, musical games, folk songs, and technology including how to use a smart board and airliner in the music room. As a grant writer, she has received grants at the district and national level including two grants from the US Dept of Education in Kodály instructional strategies for Houston ISD. Serves on a statewide assessment committee for the Texas Music Administrators’ Conference (TMAC) and TEKS revision committee for the State Board of Education.


for the Church Division His choirs have performed twice at TMEA, at the ACDA convention in San Diego and Los Angeles, and have sung at Bass Hall, Meyerson Symphony Hall, Disney Symphony Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall, and the International Fringe Festival in England and Scotland. BME, Texas Tech University; MM, University of North Texas. Degree in Music Supervision from UT Arlington.

David Angerman

Randall Bradley

Director of Choral Arts at Regents School of Austin. Director of Music, and organist at Bethany Lutheran Church, Austin, since 1980. BME, MM (Church Music) from Baylor University. MM (Organ Performance) from UT Austin. As a composer, his published works include choral and handbell music as well as organ and piano solos. Has written the music for several youth and children’s musicals, and co-authored, along with Joseph Martin and Mark Hayes, KEYS FOR THE KINGDOM, a piano method for Christian students, published by Shawnee Press.

Having served as a minister of music since 1978 and teacher of church musicians since 1989, he is deeply committed to music ministry. He is the Ben H Williams Professor of Church Music and Director of the Church Music Program and the Center for Christian Music Studies at Baylor University where he is a member of the undergraduate and graduate faculties and directs the Baylor University Men’s Choir. His books Christian Worship: Its Theology and Practice (co-authored with Franklin Segler) and From Postlude to Prelude: Music Ministry’s Other Six Days are widely used as texts in classes in colleges and seminaries.

Nick Boltz

Sid Davis

Has taught choral music and served as fine arts administrator for 32 years. BME and MM, University of North Texas and began his teaching career as a junior high school choral director in Richardson. Taught at Killeen HS for 20 years, and in 1986 became the first Fine Arts Coordinator for Killeen ISD. Served as Director of Fine Arts in Round Rock ISD for seven years before retiring from the public schools in 1999. Has served as a church musician in seven churches in the Dallas and Central Texas areas. Since 2000, has directed the Music Ministry of Hope Presbyterian Church in Austin, with some 200 participants of all ages in 12 musical organizations.

Director of Music and Fine Arts at St Luke’s UMC, Houston. Graduated from Centenary College of Louisiana and did graduate work at the University of North Texas. He is a published composer/arranger. Has toured with Fred Waring’s Pennsylvanians as a soloist and instrumentalist. Enjoys traveling as a clinician for choral workshops around the country.

Ken Medema

– See page 28.

Terrie Preskitt-Brown Associate Director of Music and Arts at Highland Park UMC, Dallas. Teaches voice students at Garland HS. Assistant Conductor of the Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas conducting often at the Meyerson Symphony Center. Magna cum laude graduate of TCU with degrees in Music Education and Voice Performance. Nordan Fine Arts Scholar for five years. Has served as adjunct faculty for the Perkins School of Theology, teaching “Ministry to Children through Music”. Served for seven years as the Music Specialist at Hillside Academy for Excellence, a magnet school, Garland ISD, where she was a trainer for other teachers in Gifted Education techniques. Earned Orff - Schulwerk Levels I – III at SMU, and uses the “Orffian” philosophies in all of her teaching.

Nona Schwab Randy Jordan In his 2nd year as Choirmaster at University Christian Church, Ft Worth and his 8th year as Director of the Arlington Master Chorale. Before that, Choral Director in the public schools in Texas for 30 years.

Associate Director of Music at Alamo Heights UMC, San Antonio. Prior to joining the staff at AHUMC Nona was the choir director at Bradley MS, North East ISD for 8 years. BME from Stephen F Austin State University and MM in Choral Conducting from UT, San Antonio.





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Exhibit Hours:

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Y o u A r e H e re

exhibitors/sustaining members Abbott-Ipco/The Poinsettia People — 863

Artistically Yours — 601

PO Box 551329, Dallas, TX 75355-1329 | 214-341-1585

13580 Landover Dr, Denham Springs, LA 70726 | 225-665-4840

Academic Travel Services — 837

Baubles, Bangles & Beads — 669, 768

PO Box 547, Hendersonville, NC 28793 | 800-523-4293

8402 Heraldry, San Antonio, TX 78254 | 210-680-7649

Adrenaline Fundraising — 652

Blue Moose Tees — 468, 470, 472

10300 Morado Cove, #105, Austin, TX 78759 | 262-412-5250

912 113th St, Arlington, TX 76011 | 877-566-6673

Al’s Formal Wear — 723

Branson On Stage Live — 773

7807 Main, Houston, TX 77030 | 713-796-7222

PO Box 6609, Branson, MO 65615 | 417-334-5599

Alamo Music Center — 834, 836

Brightspark Travel — 455

425 N Main Ave, San Antonio, TX 78205-1415 | 210-224-1010

111 S Pfingsten Rd, Ste 100, Deerfield, IL 60015 | 847-509-0088

Alfred Music Publishing — 533, 535, 537

BriLee Music — 441, 443

16320 Roscoe Blvd, Ste 100, Van Nuys, CA 91406 | 818-895-5327

65 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 | 212-777-0900

All World Travel & Tours — 673

Brook Mays / H&H Music Company — 424, 426

PO Box 1606, Allen, TX 75013 | 214-509-9078

8605 John Carpenter Frwy, Dallas, TX 75247 | 214-905-9167

Allen Organs — 748

C&R Development — 642

PO Box 295127, Lewisville, TX 75029 | 214-675-7986

2018 Shadow Bend Dr, Houston, TX 77043 | 713-464-4943

Alliance Music Publications, Inc. — 541, 640

Cameo Blessings — 812

PO Box 131977, Houston, TX 77219-1977 | 713-868-9980

7460 Kitty Hawk #188, Converse, TX 78109 | 210-590-0099

AMC Music — 633, 635, 637, 732, 734, 736

Candles & Moore Manufacturing Inc. — 551

4819 Feagan St, Houston, TX 77007 | 713-802-2900

PO Box 205, Montgomery, TX 77356 | 936-582-6222

American Choral Directors Association — 643

Carl Fischer Music — 441, 443

545 Couch Dr, Oklahoma City, OK 73102 | 405-232-8161

65 Bleecker St, New York, NY 10012 | 212-777-0900

American Classic Tours & Music Festivals — 519, 521, 523, 618, 620, 622

Celebrate Something Special — 422

4243 E Piedras Dr, Ste 155, San Antonio, TX 78228 | 210-733-8167

Antonio Strad Violin — 701, 800 10288 San Pedro, San Antonio, TX 78216 | 210-349-9788

AppleABC Teachers Gifts — 813 2526 Timber Ridge Dr, Garland, TX 75044 | 972-496-0234

3 Inwood Way, San Antonio, TX 78248 | 210-493-7222

Charms Office Assistant — 550 3001 Century Dr, Rowlett, TX 75088 | 214-556-1912

Cherrydale Farms — 752 4101 W Green Oaks, #305-131, Arlington, TX 76016 | 817-233-4149


exhibitors/sustaining members Choice Music Events — 817, 819, 821, 823, 825

Encore Enterprises — 478, 480

10701 Upland Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424 | 877-328-2583

8804 Royalwood Dr, Austin, TX 78750 | 512-331-0366

Claire Lynn — 552, 554

Encore Performance Tours — 700

222 Henderson St, Midlothian, TX 76065 | 972-723-2251

343 Congress St, Ste 3100, Boston, MA 02210 | 617-236-2051

Colla Voce Music, Inc. — 515, 612

Fishburn Violin Shop — 634, 636

4600 Sunset Ave, #83, Indianapolis, IN 46208 | 317-466-0624

11435 Spring Cypress Rd, Tomball, TX 77377 | 281-290-4580

D’Addario — 831

Foundation for Music Education, The — 817, 819, 821, 823, 825

PO Box 290, Farmingdale, NY 11735 | 631-439-3209

Dance Sophisticates — 572, 473 1605 Prospect, Indianapolis, IN 46203 | 317-634-7728

Deanan Gourmet Popcorn — 712 601 Toepperwein Rd, Converse, TX 78109 | 210-658-8146

Director’s Choice Tour & Travel — 817, 819, 821, 823, 825 10701 Upland Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424 | 806-762-6342

Discus Music Education Company – 450, 452 2720 W Winnemac, Chicago, IL 60625 | 773-561-2796

Donna Pepper Jewlery — 562 141 Meredith Dr, San Antonio, TX 78228 | 210-490-7749

Dynamic Designs — 709, 711, 713 717 Jewell Dr, Waco, TX 76657 | 254-776-4600

Earlene Rentz Online Publications — 548 35 Buck Trail Dr, Lancaster, KY 40444 | 859-548-2093

Eastman Strings, Inc. — 418, 420 2158 Pomona Blvd, Pomona, CA 91768 | 800-789-2216

Educational Enterprises Recording Company — 432 PO Box 4053, Pasadena, TX 77502 | 713-475-8555

Educational Performance Tours — 754 199 3rd St, Staten Island, NY 10306 | 800-972-5813

Educational Travel Adventures — 527 4400 Route 9 South, Ste 1000, Freehold NJ 07728 | 732-410-5669

Embassy Suites DFW Airport South — 686

10701 Upland Ave, Lubbock, TX 79424 | 806-687-0861

Fredericksburg Farms, Inc. — 577, 676 PO Box 1157, Fredericksburg, TX 78624 | 830-997-0960

Fudgie Wudgie Fudge Co. — 801 - same as TBA 3510 Smallman St, Pittsburgh, PA 15701 | 412-628-7270

Gandy Ink — 576, 578, 580, 582 2027 Industrial, San Angelo, TX 76904 | 800-999-8137

Gift Solution, The — 461, 463 2901 Capital of Texas Hwy, Austin, TX 78746 | 512-656-4436

GL Custom Batons — 830 79063 Dune Lake St North, Bermuda Dunes, CA 92203 | 760-391-3484

Green Light Group Tours / Capitol Music Fest — 487, 586 5 Clark St, St. Augustine, FL 32084 | 904-819-1820

Hal Leonard Corporation — 415, 513, 514 7777 West Bluemound Rd, Milwaukee, WI 53212 | 414-774-3630

Heritage Music Press — 729, 731 PO Box 802, Dayton, OH 45401 | 937-228-6118

Hill Country Rocks — 737 701 Chicago St, San Marcos, TX 78666 | 512-618-7561

Howard Core Company, LLC — 451, 453 99 Symphony Way, Anniston, AL 36205 | 256-235-8200

Hybrid Light Fundraising — 704 819 E 100 South, Mt. Pleasant, UT 84647 | 435-313-5964

4650 W Airport Frwy, Irving, TX 75062 | 817-313-8014


exhibitors/sustaining members J W Pepper and Son, Inc — 429, 431, 433, 435, 437, 528, 530, 532, 534, 536

Pender’s Music Company — 617, 619, 621, 623, 625, 627, 716, 718, 720, 722, 724, 726

7459 Airport Frwy, Richland Hills, TX 76118 | 817-589-5980

314 S Elm St, Denton, TX 76201-6097 | 940-382-7124

Joe Corbi’s Fundraising — 486, 488

Pepwear — 559, 561, 563, 658, 660, 662

1430 Desoto Rd, Baltimore, MD 21230 | 410-525-8331

PO Box 4504, Cedar Hill, TX 75104 | 800-587-4287

Juice Plus — 449

Pony Xpress Printing — 569, 571

8024 Ocean Dr, Fort Worth, TX 76123 | 817-614-9198

2485 Merritt Dr, Garland, TX 75041 | 877-239-3277

Latham Music — 733

Praise Hymn Fashions — 613

PO Box 802, Dayton, OH 45401 | 937-223-2042

2427 Franklin Dr, Mesquite, TX 75150 | 972-289-9898

Lest We Forget — 803, 805, 807, 809, 811

Pride of Texas Music Festival — 545

7900 Centre Park Dr, Ste A, Austin, TX 78754 | 512-474-2801

PO Box 13949, Arlington, TX 76094 | 817-312-1045

Lisle Violin Shop — 459, 558 — 687, 786

4510 Burke Rd, Pasadena, TX 77504 | 281-487-7303

1706 Grand Ave, Nashville, TN 37212 | 615-812-5750

Maestro by Tumlare — 822

RBC Music Company — 741-763 odd; 840-862 even

615 Boston Post Rd, Sudbury, MA 01776 | 800-223-4664

PO BOX 29128, San Antonio, TX 78229 | 210-736-6902

Maple Leaf Strings — 436

Relaxation Station — 579, 581

1039 N. Bend Rd, Cincinnati, OH 45224 | 513-681-0106

7900 Centre Park Dr, Suite A. Austin, TX 78754 | 512-474-2801

Mark Custom Recording Service, Inc. — 770, 772

RhythmBee, Inc. — 531

10815 Bodoine Rd, Clarence, NY 14031 | 716-759-2600

711 Kelsey Creek Ln, Gilmer, TX 75644 | 903-725-3304

Mixed Bag Designs — 540

RockSports — 681

1634 Rollins Rd, Burlingame, CA 94010 | 713-301-6862

1609 Chisholm Trail Ste 400, Round Rock, Texas 78681 | 512-218-9913

Murphy Robe Company — 630

Rocky Mountain Choral Camp — 769

1000 N Market St, Champaign, IL 61820 | 800-552-3228

PO Box 591, Henderson, CO 80640 | 303-655-8844

Mrs Field’s Fundraising — 672

Romeo Music — 659, 661, 663, 758, 760, 762

14100 Darnestown Rd, Darnestown, MD 20874 | 480-215-8517

136 Levee Place, Coppell, TX 75019 | 214-529-4476

Music & Arts

Schlitterbahn Waterpark — 544

4626 Wedgewood Blvd, Frederick, MD 21703 | 301-620-4040

381 E. Austin St, New Braunfels, TX 78130 | 830-608-8532

Music in Motion — 649, 651, 653, 655

Seasons Music Festivals — 567, 666

1601 E Plano Pkwy, Ste 100, Plano TX 75074 | 972-943-8744

PO Box 210935, Bedford, TX 76095 | 817-581-1040

Ozark Delight Candy Co — 547

Seaworld San Antonio

#1 Lollipop Lane, Prairie Grove, AK 72753 | 800-334-8991

10500 Sea World Dr, San Antonio, TX 78251 | 210-523-3000


exhibitors/sustaining members Simco Formalwear — 447

Transgraphics Inc.

7852 47th St, Lyons, IL 60534 | 708-442-8710

133 Pleasant Grove Ln, Waco, TX 76712 | 254-717-0696

Something New Jewelry Care — 546

Trinity Photographic Promotion — 549

5231 Sweet Orchard Ct, Kingwood, TX 77345 | 281-361-0873

PO Box 781363, Dallas, TX 75378-1363 | 972-530-3500

Southeastern Performance Apparel — 727, 826

Tuxedo Wholesaler — 654

142 South Woodburn Dr, Dothan, AL 36305 | 800-239-6294

1331 West Melinda Lane, Phoenix, AZ 85027 | 800-828-2802

Southern Star Tour and Travel — 573

Urpi Latinamerican Art – 668

10730 Potranco Rd, Ste 122-531, San Antonio TX 78251 | 210-861-9551

7531 Scenic Glade, San Antonio, TX 78249 | 210-558-9175

Southwest Emblem Company — 529

US Integrity Touring Co. — 477, 479

PO Box 350, Cisco, TX 76448 | 254-442-2500

151 Webster Mills Rd, Chichester, NH 03258 | 800-792-5207

Spurs Sports & Entertainment — 542

Visit Buena Park — 702

One AT&T Center, San Antonio, TX 78219 | 210-444-5682

6650 Beach Blvd, Buena Park, CA 90621 | 714-562-3560

Steinway Piano Gallery — 841, 843, 845, 847

Wenger Corporation — 440, 442, 444

12980 N Hwy 183, Austin, TX 78750 | 512-258-6100

555 Park Dr, Owatonna, MN 55060 | 507-774-8738

Straight A Tours — 641, 740

William Harris Lee — 645, 744

6881 Kingspointe Pkwy, Suite 18. Orlando, FL 32819 | 407-896-1242

410 S Michigan Ave Ste 560, Chicago, IL 60605 | 800-447-4533

Summit Tour & Travel — 553, 555

Williamson Music Company — 469

PO Box 682240, Orlando, FL 32868 | 407-290-6777

701 E Plano Pkwy, #414, Plano, TX 75074 | 972-633-8203

Sweet Adelines Young Women In Harmony — 644

Woodwind & Brasswind - The String Centre — 677, 776

9801 Nepal Cove, Austin, TX 78717 | 952-210-5347

PO Box 7479, Westlake Village, CA 91359-7479 | 800-348-5003

Terra Nova Violins — 648, 650

World View Travel — 543

6983 Blanco Rd, San Antonio, TX 78216 | 210-349-4700

PO Box 13949, Arlington, TX 76094 | 817-461-3100

Texas Boys Choir, The — 490

World’s Finest Chocolate — 591, 690

3901 S Hulen St, Fort Worth, TX 76109 | 817-924-1482

PO Box 6955, Metairie, LA 70009 | 504-888-7853

Texas Private School Music Educators Association — reg lobby

Worldstrides Heritage Performance — 632

PO Box 970, Bowie, MD 20718-0970 | 817-909-6134

Things 4 Strings — 560 18 Korwel Circle East, West Orange, NJ 07052 | 201-563-2274

1359 Broadway, #1504, New York, NY 10018 | 212-912-1824

Youth Orchestras of San Antonio — 434 106 Auditorium Ct, Ste 130, San Antonio, TX 78205 | 210-737-0097

TMEA — reg lobby 7900 Centre Park Dr, Austin, TX 78754 | 512-452-0710

Tour-Rific of Texas — 767 13810 Champion Forest Dr, Ste 200, Houston TX 77069 | 281-587-9555


exhibitors by business Apparel Al’s Formal Wear.........................................723 Artistically Yours.........................................601 Blue Moose Tees........................468, 470, 472 C&R Development......................................642 Claire Lynn..........................................552, 554 Dance Sophisticates..........................572, 473 Dynamic Designs........................709, 711, 713 Gandy Ink...........................576, 578, 580, 582 Gift Solution, The................................461, 463

Fudgie Wudgie Fudge Co..........................801 Hybrid Light Fundraising............................704 Joe Corbi’s Fundraising......................486, 488 Mixed Bag Designs....................................540 Mrs Field’s Fundraising..............................672 Ozark Delight Candy Co.............................547 World’s Finest Chocolate...................591, 690

Instrument Manufacturing/Retail Sales Antonio Strad Violin............................701, 800

Pepwear.............559, 561, 563, 658, 660, 662

Brook Mays/H&H Music Company....424, 426

Praise Hymn Fashions................................613

Eastman Strings, Inc..........................418, 420


Fishburn Violin Shop..........................634, 636

Simco Formalwear.....................................447

GL Custom Batons.....................................830

Southeastern Performance Apparel...727, 826

Howard Core Company, LLC.............451, 453

Tuxedo Wholesaler.....................................654

Lisle Violin Shop.................................459, 558 Maple Leaf Strings.....................................436

Charms Office Assistant.............................550 RhythmBee, Inc..........................................531 Romeo Music.....659, 661, 663, 758, 760, 762


Things 4 Strings.........................................560 Wenger Corporation...................440, 442, 444

Deanan Gourmet Popcorn.........................712 Discus Music Education.....................450, 452 Juice Plus...................................................449

Rocky Mountain Choral Camp...................769 Southwest Emblem Company....................529 Spurs Sports and Entertainment Sweet Adelines Young Women In Harmony.............................................644 Terra Nova Violins...............................648, 650 Wenger Corporation...................440, 442, 444

Photography Trinity Photographic Promotion..................549

Music in Motion..................649, 651, 653, 655 Romeo Music.....659, 661, 663, 758, 760, 762

Professional Organization

Steinway Piano Gallery.......841, 843, 845, 847

American Choral Directors Association......643

Terra Nova Violins...............................648, 650

Foundation for Music Education, The.......821,

William Harris Lee...............................645, 744

823, 825

Williamson Music Company.......................469

TCDA - Lest We Forget..............803, 811, odd

Woodwind & Brasswind -

Texas Boys Choir, The................................490

The String Centre............................677, 776

Texas Private School Music

D’Addario...................................................831 Romeo Music.....659, 661, 663, 758, 760, 762

Artistically Yours.........................................601

Relaxation Station..............................579, 581

Murphy Robe Company.............................630

Computer/Software/ Accessories


Educators Association...................reg lobby

Jewelry/Clothing/ Bags/Beauty Care

TMEA.................................................reg lobby Youth Orchestras of San Antonio...............434

AppleABC Teachers Gifts...........................813

Blue Moose Tees........................468, 470, 472

Publisher Book/Music/Magazine

Abbott-Ipco/The Poinsettia People............863

Cameo Blessings.......................................812

Alfred Music Publishing..............533, 535, 537

Adrenaline Fundraising...............................652

Celebrate Something Special.....................422

Alliance Music Publications, Inc.........541, 640

Artistically Yours.........................................601

Donna Pepper Jewlery...............................562

BriLee Music.......................................441, 442

C&R Development......................................642

Gandy Ink...........................576, 578, 580, 582

Carl Fischer Music..............................441, 442

Candles & Moore Manufacturing Inc..........551

Hill Country Rocks......................................737

Colla Voce Music, Inc.........................515, 612

Cherrydale Farms.......................................752

Mixed Bag Designs....................................540

Earlene Rentz Online Publications.............548

Dynamic Designs........................709, 711, 713

Praise Hymn Fashions................................613

Hal Leonard Corporation............415, 513, 514

Encore Enterprises.............................478, 480

Something New Jewelry Care....................546

Heritage Music Press.........................729, 731

Fredericksburg Farms, Inc.................577, 676

Urpi Latinamerican Art...............................668

Latham Music.............................................733


Baubles, Bangles & Beads.................669, 768


exhibitors by business LIST SE...............................................441, 443

World View Travel.......................................543, 786

Recording Video/Audio


Educational Enterprises

All World Travel & Tours..............................673

Recording Company...............................432

American Classic Tours & Music Festivals.......

Mark Custom Recording Service, Inc.......770,

519, 521, 523, 618, 620, 622


Artistically Yours.........................................601

Romeo Music.....659, 661, 663, 758, 760, 762

Branson On Stage Live..............................773

Academic Travel Services..........................837

Sponsors of the TCDA 2012 Convention Thank you for Sponsoring the TCDA BBQ

Brightspark Travel.......................................455

Retail - Music Alamo Music Center...........................834, 836 Allen Organs...............................................748 AMC Music.........633, 635, 637, 732, 734, 736 Brook Mays / H&H Music Company..424, 426 J W Pepper and Son, Inc..................429, 431, 433, 435, 437, 528, 530, 532, 534, 536 Pender’s Music Company.........617, 619, 621, 623, 625, 627, 716, 718, 720, 722, 724, 726 Pony Xpress Printing..........................569, 571 RBC Music Company................. 741-763 odd; 840-862 even Romeo Music.....659, 661, 663, 758, 760, 762 Terra Nova Violins...............................648, 650 Williamson Music Company.......................469

Retail - Other

Director’s Choice Tour & Travel.........817, 819, 821, 823, 825 Educational Performance Tours.................754 Educational Travel Adventures...................527 Encore Performance Tours.........................700 Green Light Group Tours/ Capitol Music Fest..........................487, 586 Maestro by Tumlare....................................822 Pride of Texas Music Festival.....................545 Schlitterbahn Waterparks and Resorts......544 Seasons Music Festivals....................567, 666 Southern Star Tour and Travel....................573 Straight A Tours..................................641, 740 Summit Tour & Travel..........................553, 555

Encore Enterprises

Tour-Rific of Texas......................................767 US Integrity Touring Co......................477, 479 World View Travel.......................................543 Worldstrides Heritage Performance...........632

Pony Xpress Printing..........................569, 571 Wenger Corporation...................440, 442, 444

School/University Artistically Yours.........................................601

Uniforms Al’s Formal Wear.........................................723 Artistically Yours.........................................601 Blue Moose Tees........................468, 470, 472 Cherrydale Farms.......................................752

Travel/Destination Brightspark Travel.......................................455 Educational Performance Tours.................754 Educational Travel Adventures...................527 Embassy Suites DFW Airport South..........686 Rocky Mountain Choral Camp...................769

Claire Lynn..........................................552, 554 Dance Sophisticates..........................572, 473

Thank you for Sponsoring the TCDA Soiree

Praise Hymn Fashions................................613 RockSports.................................................681 Simco Formalwear.....................................447 Tuxedo Wholesaler.....................................654

Visit Buena Park.........................................702


CPE #500293

Texas Choral Directors Association 2012 Convention Staff Development Program Name __________________________________________________ Phone _______/_______________ School/Department ___________________________________________________________________ School District _______________________________________________________________________ Instructions: TCDA is approved by the State Board for Education Certification as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider. TCDA Workshops, Reading Sessions and Performances are eligible for Staff Development Credit. Check the “Attended” column for each workshop you attend, below. For more information phone TCDA at 512/474-2801.

Attended #

Workshop Title



First Day Boot Camp – Scattergood 7/23/12 W1 Conducting Masterclass - Weber 7/24/12 W2 Being a 3A Director in a 5A World - Green/Matlock/Sneed 7/24/12 W3 Music for Worship Beyond the Traditional - Bradley 7/24/12 W4 The Right Start: Tips & Tricks - Klossner 7/24/12 SHW Exhibitors Showcase: Crank Up the Classroom 7/24/12 W5 What Do You Think You’re Doing? - Allen 7/24/12 W6 Tried and Proven - Shirah/Moses/Barrick 7/24/12 W7 A Child Shall Lead. Energetic Ideas - Preskitt-Brown 7/24/12 W8 Classroom Collections - Moreno/Roebuck 7/24/12 W9 Hearing the Call to be Artist Part 1 - Johnson 7/24/12 W10 Empower the Youth - Davis 7/24/12 W11 Girls! Can’t Teach With Them/Without Them - Price/Jennings 7/24/12 PF San Antonio Symphony Mastersingers 7/24/12 PF Univ Baptist Singers & TCDA Festival Chorus 7/24/12 W12 Structure of Singing Schools in Hungary - Duranik 7/25/12 W13 Choirs are from Mars/Orchestras from Venus - Bartley 7/25/12 W14 A Place in the Choir - Horton 7/25/12 W15 iWhat? Smartphone Technology for Choir Director - Dove 7/25/12 W16 From Memory to Imagination - Medema/Bradley 7/25/12 W17 From Classroom to Choir Loft - Boltz/Jordan 7/25/12 W18 Rote Learning + Note Reading = Part Singing - Chandler 7/25/12 W19 Hearing the Call to be Artist Part 2 - Johnson 7/25/12 W20 Smartboard Technology - Blythe-McGinnis/Weidel 7/25/12 W21 Composing for the Choir - Goetze 7/25/12 W22 Follow the Leaders: Allowing Leadership to Develop - Wilson 7/25/12 PF TCDA Elementary Honor Choir 7/25/12 W23 Conductor’s Corner - Nott 7/26/12 W24 Building a Contemporary Service - Angerman 7/26/12

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Texas Choral Directors Association 2012 Convention Staff Development Program


Attended #

Workshop Title


# Hours

W25 Choral Octavos for Elementary Singers - Malone 7/26/12 1 W26 A Teaching Masterclass - Ice 7/26/12 1 W27 Tried and Proven - Rice/Wilson/Dent 7/26/12 1 W28 Hearing the Call to be Artist Part 3 - Johnson 7/26/12 1 PF Project Eve Concert 7/26/12 1 Reading Sessions S1 Pop/Jazz 7/24/12 1 S2 Sacred U/2-Pt 7/24/12 1 S3 MS/JH Boys 7/24/12 1 S4 HS SATB 7/24/12 1 S5 Unison/SA 7/24/12 1 S6 Advanced HS/College Literature 7/24/12 1 S7 Advanced JH/HS Training 7/24/12 1 S8 TMEA All-State Music 7/25/12 1 S9 MS/JH Treble 7/25/12 1 S10 HS - Treble Men 7/25/12 1 S11 Sacred General 7/25/12 1 S12 Holiday Seasonal 7/26/12 1 S13 Sacred Advanced 7/26/12 1

The TCDA Member named above attended these workshops during the TCDA Convention, July 23-26, 2012


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