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DECEMBER 2023

2024 CONVENTION PREVIEW


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CONTENTS FEATURES

Music Technology Preconference Schedule . . . .13 Learn about the clinics offered during Wednesday’s music technology preconference hosted by TI:ME–Technology in Music Education.

2024 TMEA Clinic/Convention Schedule . . . . . . .17 Review the convention schedule and begin planning your attendance at the nation’s premier music educators convention! Wednesday: Page 17 Thursday: Page 21 Friday: Page 51 Saturday: Page 81

UPDATES 2024 TMEA Clinic/Convention Basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2 Convention Registration Deadlines and Fees . . . . . . . 7 Electronic Voting for Executive Board Candidates . . 11 2024 Convention Sponsors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43 2024 President’s Concert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48

COLUMNS President Dana Pradervand-Sedatole . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4 Executive Director Robert Floyd . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8

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OFFICIAL PUBLICATION OF TEXAS MUSIC EDUCATORS ASSOCIATION

2024 TMEA CLINIC/ CONVENTION BASICS

Editor-in-Chief: Robert Floyd

rfloyd@tmea.org | 512-452-0710, ext. 101

Managing Editor: Karen Cross

kcross@tmea.org | 512-452-0710, ext. 107

TMEA Executive Board President: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, University of Houston president@tmea.org | 713-743-3627 3606 Glenwood Springs Drive, Kingwood, 77345

President-Elect: Jesse Cannon II, Fort Worth ISD

presidentelect@tmea.org | 817-814-2635 1407 I.M. Terrell Circle South, Suite 2203-Room 02, Fort Worth, 76102

• February 7–10, 2024 • San Antonio, Henry B. González Convention Center • $70 early registration fee for active TMEA members until Jan. 18 • 330 clinics, 100 performances, 1,200 exhibit booths • Full-day preconference of music technology clinics • Active TMEA members and out-of-state registrants earn CPE credit

www.tmea.org/convention

Past-President: Michael Stringer, Mesquite ISD

pastpresident@tmea.org | 972-882-7300 3511 Lake Champlain Drive, Arlington, 76016

Band Vice-President: Shane Goforth, North Shore Senior HS bandvp@tmea.org | 713-516-7158 14122 Wadebridge Way, Houston, 77015

Orchestra Vice-President: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD orchestravp@tmea.org | 817-814-2640 4207 Crossgate Court, Arlington, 76016

Vocal Vice-President: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS vocalvp@tmea.org | 469-219-2300 x 81201 16061 Coit Road, Frisco, 75035

Elementary Vice-President: Christopher Giles, Mireles Elementary elementaryvp@tmea.org | 210-394-0289 12260 Rockwall Mill, San Antonio, 78254

IMPORTANT DATES January 12: TMEA hotel reservation cancellation deadline. January 18: Early registration deadline. • Online registration must be completed by January 18. • Emailed registration forms must be received by January 18. • Mailed registration forms must be postmarked by January 18.

January 31: Technology Preconference online registration deadline. February 1: Upper-level School Administrator registration deadline.

College Vice-President: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State University collegevp@tmea.org | 832-515-8724 17 Hornsilver Place, The Woodlands, 77381

TMEA Staff Executive Director: Robert Floyd | rfloyd@tmea.org Deputy Director: Frank Coachman | fcoachman@tmea.org Administrative Director: Kay Vanlandingham | kvanlandingham@tmea.org Advertising/Exhibits Manager: Zachary Gersch | zgersch@tmea.org Membership Manager: Susan Daugherty | susand@tmea.org Communications Manager: Karen Cross | kcross@tmea.org Digital Communications Specialist: Amanda Pierce | apierce@tmea.org Financial Manager: Cristin Gaffney | cgaffney@tmea.org Information Technologist: Andrew Denman-Tidline | adenman@tmea.org Administrative Assistant: Dana Whitmire | dwhitmire@tmea.org

TMEA Office Mailing Address: P.O. Box 140465, Austin, 78714-0465 Physical Address: 7900 Centre Park Drive, Austin, 78754 Website: www.tmea.org | Phone: 512-452-0710 Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:30 a .m.– 4:30 p.m.

DETAIL PREVIEWS Clinics: www.tmea.org/2024clinics Featured Clinicians: www.tmea.org/clinicians Concerts: www.tmea.org/2024concerts Exhibitors: www.tmea.org/2024exhibitors

Thurs–Sat Parking at the Alamodome Daily parking is available at the Alamodome for entry before 5 p.m. Each standard passenger vehicle will be charged $10 upon entrance to the lot (cards only). The rate increases to $20 after 5 p.m. The lot is about a half-mile walk to the center, and free shuttle service is available to the North Lobby (3 buses, 1 is wheelchair accessible).

Southwestern Musician (ISSN 0162-380X) (USPS 508-340) is published monthly except March, June, July, and August by Texas Music Educators Association, 7900 Centre Park Drive, Austin, TX 78754. Subscription rates: One Year – $20; Single copies $3.00. Periodical postage paid at Austin, TX, and additional mailing offices. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to Southwestern Musician, P.O. Box 140465, Austin, TX 78714-0465. Southwestern Musician was founded in 1915 by A.L. Harper. Renamed in 1934 and published by Dr. Clyde Jay Garrett. Published 1941–47 by Dr. Stella Owsley. Incorporated in 1948 as National by Harlan-Bell ­Publishers, Inc. Published 1947–54 by Dr. H. Grady Harlan. Purchased in 1954 by D.O. Wiley. Texas Music Educator was founded in 1936 by Richard J. Dunn and given to the Texas Music Educators Association, whose official publication it has been since 1938. In 1954, the two magazines were merged using the name Southwestern Musician combined with the Texas Music Educator under the editorship of D.O. Wiley, who continued to serve as editor until his retirement in 1963. At that time ownership of both magazines was assumed by TMEA. In August 2004 the TMEA Executive Board changed the name of the publication to Southwestern Musician.

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TMEA President DANA PRADERVAND-SEDATOLE

Our Prime Deal Days Whether you are a college student, first-year teacher, or seasoned professional, you will not want to miss out on this annual opportunity to connect, learn, grow, and celebrate being part of the greatest profession in the world!

In Memoriam

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n this issue, we’re excited to share a preview of what I would call the Prime Deal Days for Texas music educators and music students! On February 7–10, in San Antonio, our Prime Deal Days offer epic opportunities for professional development, inspiring performances, industry insights, valuable networking, product demonstrations, collaboration, and reconnecting with friends! Music educators receive unlimited access to choose from over 330 clinics, 36 concerts, 52 music showcases, 18 AllState concerts, and an exhibit hall with the best deals from our music industry partners for only $70. And if you’re a current College Student member, TMEA offers you this same access for free. The Impact of Clinics and Concerts When you review the schedule in this issue, make plans to attend as many sessions and concerts as possible. These events are presented by the leaders of our profession, and they have so much to offer! Learn best practices, new strategies, and the latest trends in technology and resources. I still use the valuable information I have in several three-ring binders filled with the handouts from every clinic I have attended throughout the years, including a handout from a flute clinic by Dr. Mary Karen Clardy I attended during my very first convention as a teacher in the 1980s. Get ready to experience amazing performances presented by a wide range of musicians from the elementary, secondary, collegiate, and professional levels. These events are often life-changing experiences for both the performers and audience members alike. One of the most influential

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR check www.tmea .org for updates

December—Renew your membership and register for the convention. January 6—Area Band and Vocal auditions. January 18—TMEA convention early registration deadline. February 7–10—TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio. February 8, 5:15 p .m .—TMEA Division Business meetings at the convention. February 9, 5:15 p .m .—TMEA Region meetings at the convention.


musical moments of my life was sitting on the Lila Cockrell stage as a flutist in the Texas Tech University Symphonic Band. We were selected as one of the invited university groups that year. I will never forget my emotions at the reaction of the audience as we played the final note of John Williams’s The Cowboys! A few years later and equally impactful was the first time I sat in the audience as a teacher watching my students perform in one of the AllState ensembles. Exhibitors Support Music Education Starting on Thursday, you have access to the largest collection of music industry representatives under one roof. While this is an important event for any exhibitor’s bottom line, their presence also benefits us because we get access to their best prices and early information about services and products in development. Try out instruments, explore new music, view product demonstrations, seek out the latest opportunities in student travel, discover new trends in fundraising, and so much more! My convention experience is never complete until I stand in line on Saturday morning to pick up my music order from my favorite music publishing vendor! Connections Are Key Our convention gives you the opportunity to reconnect with friends and colleagues. With over 10,000 music educators and 4,000 college music students in

attendance, it’s also the place to make new acquaintances and build your professional support network. None of us can do this work alone, and if you don’t already have a team of music educators with whom you can discuss ideas and get support, this event offers many opportunities to start building your team. When you’re waiting for a clinic or concert to start, introduce yourself to the person next to you. If you’re a seasoned music educator, make a point of reaching out to those you don’t know. You might make a vital connection with an early career teacher who simply needs to hear a word of support, encouragement, or advice. Let’s make this year’s convention as welcoming as possible by intentionally making new connections, listening to each other, and offering each other our support! Register and Purchase Valuable Add-ons Whether you are a college student, firstyear teacher, or seasoned professional, you will not want to miss out on this annual opportunity to connect, learn, grow, and celebrate being part of the greatest profession in the world! If you haven’t registered yet, go to www.tmea.org/register now to pay the lowest fee! While there, select from the following wonderful add-ons. If you already registered, go to www.tmea.org/ addon to learn how to purchase these: • Technology Preconference: For a $50 registration, you can attend this

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Wednesday preconference hosted by TI:ME Technology Institute for Music Educators that features 24 music education technology clinics. • Family Badges: You can purchase these $15 badges in advance and pick them up when you get your badge (only for non-music-educator family members). Free for children ages 11 and younger. • President’s Concert: Purchase your $20 general admission tickets for this featured concert that will be performed by the Dallas Winds. Joining them will be Boston Brass and saxophone soloist Timothy McAllister. With these featured guests and under the direction of Jerry Junkin, I can only imagine how spectacular this performance will be! Purchase your tickets now and pick them up at the Convention Information booth after you obtain your badge. • Clinic Audio File Access: For only $10, registered attendees can get access to the audio files of all Thursday– Saturday clinics. This is a great deal for access to clinics you can’t attend and to have access to refresh your memory of the incredible ones you do fit into your schedule. I look forward to seeing you at the convention and hope to make new connections with as many members as possible!

Executive Director Designate Appointment In October, TMEA announced that the Executive Board has appointed Joe Muñoz as our Executive Director Designate. As noted in my email to the membership, the search for the position began last July following the announcement of Robert Floyd’s retirement. The TMEA Executive Board engaged the services of JG Consulting to manage the application process, and TMEA members served on committees to screen candidate applications, conduct initial interviews, and make candidate recommendations to the Executive Board for its final interviews and appointment. Thanks go to the following TMEA members for their devoted service to the process and to Michael Stringer, TMEA Past-President, who chaired the interview process. Screening Committee: • Sean Bell, Eagle Mountain-Saginaw ISD, TMEA Past-President • John Carroll, Retired, TMEA Past-President • John Gillian, Retired, TMEA Past-President • Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Retired, TMEA Past-President • TMEA President’s Committee: Michael Stringer, Mesquite ISD, TMEA Past-President; Jesse Cannon II, Fort Worth ISD, TMEA President-Elect; Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, University of Houston, TMEA President.

Interview Committee: • Abigail Bilocura, Moore Elementary School, Past TMEA Elementary Vice-President • John Carroll, Retired, TMEA Past-President • Jennifer Gallagher, Shadow Creek HS, TMEA IDEA Committee Member • Mike Howard, Leander ISD, TMEA Region 32 Band Chair • Bradley Kent, State Director for Music, UIL • Armando Martinez, Socorro ISD, TMEA Region 22 Jazz Coordinator • Janwin Overstreet-Goode, Retired, TMEA Past-President • TMEA President’s Committee: Michael Stringer, Mesquite ISD, TMEA Past-President; Jesse Cannon II, Fort Worth ISD, TMEA President-Elect; Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, University of Houston, TMEA President. The President’s Committee initiated the process with the knowledge that 31 years ago, the committee who selected Robert Floyd undoubtedly made the right choice; it was our mission to do the same. The Executive Board and members of the committees believe we have accomplished that goal. On July 1, 2024, Joe Muñoz will begin his tenure as the seventh executive to lead TMEA. For more details, you can read the press release at: www.tmea.org/ 0 director-designate.

TMEA Division Business Meetings February 8, 5:15 p.m.

Get updated on association business and connect with other teachers from across the state who are in your TMEA division.

TMEA Region Meetings February 9, 5:15 p.m.

Be part of TMEA’s future by attending your Region meeting. This is one of only three Region meetings held throughout the year. Region meeting locations will be in the convention program and app. 6

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Join Thousands of Music Educators at the 2024 TMEA Clinic/Convention FEBRUARY 7–10 • SAN ANTONIO • HENRY B. GONZÁLEZ CONVENTION CENTER

EARLY REGISTRATION

DEADLINES

Active TMEA members*: $70

• January 12: Hotel cancellation deadline (no penalty).

Retired TMEA members*: $20

College Student members*: $0 (still must register)

• January 18: Email registration receipt deadline/Mail registration postmark deadline.

Out-of-state attendees: $145

• January 18: Final day for early registration fees.

Upper-level school administrators: $0

Non-music educator family badges: $15

Wednesday Technology Preconference: $50 *Membership must be current.

• January 19–February 10: Registration fees increase (for online or onsite payment): • Active members: $95 • Out-of-state attendee: $170

Must Pay by Check or Purchase Order? Don’t Wait! Mail can take multiple weeks to arrive at the TMEA office. If paying by check or purchase order, please wait no longer! • If your check is not postmarked by January 18, you must pay the higher fee shown above to register and receive a badge—either online by credit card or at the convention with another check. • All purchase orders must be received via email (to susand@tmea.org) by January 18 to be honored for convention registration at the early registration fee.

Each year, the convention is at exactly the right time to reenergize my passion and reinvigorate my teaching. —2023 convention survey comment

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TMEA Executive Director ROBERT FLOYD

Pedagogy and Inspiration in Abundance Enjoy your journey through this 2024 convention preview, and have a wonderful, pedagogically based, musically centered convention that supports a culture of musicmaking and joy.

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n our convention preview I always remind readers not to limit their perusal of the schedule to the events targeted to the division in which they teach daily. With over 330 clinics, there are so many opportunities to expand our knowledge and perspective. That said, with sessions relating to pedagogy, it makes sense to gravitate toward those that prepare us to be more effective teachers when we return to the classroom after the convention. Through the years, the cornerstone of each of the division programs has indeed been pedagogical training. Certainly, we are all about teaching and learning in music in our respective disciplines. It is the priority. But as I was proofing the clinics, it became increasingly apparent how expansive the demands are for effectively managing a school music program today. As a result, the clinic topics vary more each year, and to list them all would take the remaining content of my column. The word, however, that caught my eye while editing this time is culture, with a multitude of applications throughout each division. A culture of excellence, a culture of “we,” cultural diversity, effecting a culture beyond the classroom, a culture that promotes practice, a culture that yields a positive learning environment, a culture of success in Title I schools, and the list goes on. Others viewed in my proofing included a reference to building culture being a marathon not a sprint, and similar culturerelated topics such as cultivating the choral community and embracing

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MARK YOUR CALENDAR check www.tmea .org for updates

December—Renew your membership and register for the convention. January 6—Area Band and Vocal auditions. January 18—TMEA convention early registration deadline. February 7–10—TMEA Clinic/Convention in San Antonio. February 8, 5:15 p .m .—TMEA Division Business meetings at the convention. February 9, 5:15 p .m .—TMEA Region meetings at the convention.


traditions to create community. In the last few conventions, clinic topics focused on maintaining a balance in our personal life, creating a brand for your program, communicating with administrators, DEIA, recruiting and retention, advocacy, and all things technology, and these topics continue to be covered in 2024. A highlight of this convention will be the inauguration of our Program Spotlights that showcase exemplary teaching in challenging situations. A significant step forward in the last few years in terms of clinic offerings has been to expand sessions for those who teach in low-income communities and increasingly diverse classrooms. The percentage of students representing minority populations continues to grow. TEA reports that of the 5.4 million students enrolled in Texas public schools in

2021–2022, 52.7% were Hispanic, 12.8% African American, and 4.8% Asian. Given this continued shift in demographics, this professional development focus continues to be an important part of our offerings. Nothing at the convention inspires us more than listening to outstanding performances that represent the evidence of high-quality teaching. I remember from a convention promotional video produced many years ago a member sharing, “If they can do that, I can do that.” Two years later that director’s program was named an Honor Band. But etched deeply on my mind is what I heard that director share with his students as I stood backstage just prior to their concert beginning, “Remember that we do not have anything to prove today, but we certainly have much love to give and music to share.”

I also remember commentary from those early Honor Band days about how we should print an evaluation sheet on the back of the Honor Concert programs so each educator in the audience could critique the performance and assign a rating. In the eyes of some, the competition continued. Hopefully, those days are behind us, and in February we will walk away from every student performance with gratitude and love in our hearts for the amazing display of musicianship we were privileged to hear.

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Listening to concerts reminds us why we got into this business in the first place; nothing brings back those memories more than listening to students perform at such an elevated level at a TMEA performance. There are 36 such concerts at this convention, and do not forget to include a mix of the 52 music showcases on your mustattend list, as well as the 18 All-State performances. While we all want to learn how to get better at teaching our clarinetists to play with a centered tone or tenors to sing in tune, these musical experiences that nurture emotion, fun, and joy, and

that truly capture the composer’s intent both inspire and remind us we touch our students’ lives like no other subject in the curriculum. Be sure to include your colleague’s performances on your schedule. Our professional development needs for serving our students and building our programs continue to expand. That is why it is so important to explore the over 330 options, ensuring you don’t overlook sessions that may serve you the most. Note that they may be sponsored by a division in which you do not teach every day.

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Additionally, clinics hosted by General Membership, Technology, and College often apply to members in all divisions. In multiple post-convention surveys, the average number of clinics attended throughout the convention has been 1–5. Given the wealth of professional development offered, I encourage you to increase that number. Also, remember that for $10 you can purchase access to download audio recordings of all Thursday–Saturday clinics. This is a wonderful way to expand the professional development you can experience and elevate your pedagogical skills in your classroom upon returning home. In the printed convention program, we also list repertoire performed in all formal concerts across the divisions. This is yet another wonderful resource to inspire us and enhance our exposure to new literature. So, what should your goal be for selecting clinics and concerts as you view this issue? In addition, during the convention what should your takeaway be as you depart a clinic room or concert hall? Those are for you to answer as no one knows your needs or that of your students or programs better than you, and you know more than anyone what is missing in the culture and pedagogy of your classroom. In the end, you must also ask yourself what you want your students to remember and take away from the culture of your program. Pizza after Friday night football games, trips, and fun times are a part of the social glue that binds a group of students into family, but an emotional bonding based on music is deeper, more longlasting, and impactful than any of those experiences. No matter what clinics you experience at the upcoming convention, be creative and imaginative in how you tie the musicrelated takeaways to your classroom and the performance stage upon returning home. That is why we pursue this vocation with so much love and commitment. Enjoy your journey through this 2024 convention preview, and have a wonderful, pedagogically based, musically centered convention that supports a culture of music-making and joy. Exhibit Show Sometimes it is easy to take our industry partners for granted, but it is difficult to put a value on their contributions to


the success of music education in our state and the role they play in the success of our programs as well as of our individual students. At press time in mid-November, we already have 390 companies contracting for 1,217 booths, with a projection of 500 companies present, occupying over 1,300 booths by the opening of the show. No other state or national music education convention comes close to providing such an opportunity to view and buy new products and services. Spend time in the hall and thank sustaining members for their presence and for supporting TMEA. Housing Assistance The 5,500 rooms in our discounted housing block on October 6 sold out in two hours. For the first time this block included rooms outside the downtown area. It should be noted that 1,280 of those rooms are reserved for All-State students and chaperones. If you’re still looking for convention housing, here are some tips: • Continue to visit our reservation site through mid-January. Available rooms sometimes appear daily with cancellations and new additions. Most cancellations occur in the first two weeks of January after Area contest, but the site stays open for some hotels until as late as January 25 if rooms become available because of cancellations. • Because the hotels in our reservation system don’t provide TMEA every room they have, you might be able to book directly with them, though the rate will be significantly higher. • Book directly with hotels that weren’t part of our reservation system, especially those farther away from the convention center. • Utilize this alternate housing site: https://tinyurl.com/24TMEASATX. • If you stay beyond walking distance, utilize ride sharing or park at the Alamodome each day for only $10 and walk or ride the free shuttle to the convention center. However you get there, I look forward to seeing you and being part of another amazing convention that celebrates the joy 0 of music-making!

Electronic Voting for Executive Board Candidates According to the TMEA Constitution (amended in February 2023), voting for TMEA President-Elect and Vice-Presidents will be conducted electronically. Eligible members are not required to attend the convention to vote. In 2024, the Divisional Vice-Presidents being elected are Band and College.

Who Are the Candidates?

By January 17, 2024, TMEA will notify members of all candidates for President-Elect and Band and College Vice-Presidents. Candidate information will be online for review by that date at www.tmea.org/candidates.

Who Can Vote?

If you are eligible to vote, your membership must be current by 2 p.m. CT on February 9 for TMEA to email you a link to your ballot. Eligibility to vote in each election is as follows: • President-Elect: All Active, Retired, and Honorary Life Members are eligible to vote. TMEA will email eligible members a link to their electronic ballot on February 8, 2024. • Band Vice-President: Active, Retired, and Honorary Life Members whose Primary Division is Band are eligible to vote. TMEA will email eligible members a link to their electronic ballot on February 8, 2024. • College Vice-President: Active, Retired, and Honorary Life Members whose Primary Division is College are eligible to vote. TMEA will email eligible members a link to their electronic ballot on February 8, 2024.

Ensure You Receive the Emailed Link to Your Ballot: 1. Ensure your membership is current, and if you expect to receive a ballot for the Band or College Vice-President election, ensure that is your Primary Division. Go to tmea.org/memberinfo to check. 2. Ensure the primary email on your TMEA member record is accurate. Go to tmea. org/memberinfo. You can update and save a new email address in your record. 3. If you will be at the convention on February 8, be sure you can access that email account remotely (on your personal device or over the internet on a computer, such as at your hotel). If you are unable to access a computer elsewhere, you can go to the TMEA Help Desk inside Convention Registration (Thursday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.). 4. Add membership@tmea.org to your safe senders list to prevent the email from being blocked.

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The electronic vote will be conducted using a third-party online voting system (OpaVote). Votes are anonymous and no identifying information will be stored with the voting data. As provided in the TMEA Constitution, preferential voting will be utilized to prevent runoffs. For full details on how preferential voting works, go to www.tmea.org/election.

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n the Wednesday of our convention, take advantage of the full-day Music Technology Preconference hosted by TI:ME–Technology in Music Education. For an additional $50 fee, you can choose from a concentration of technology sessions from 10 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., with a reception following. Technology Preconference Registration Register for this event when you register for the TMEA convention or later by going to www.tmea.org/addon to add this purchase (January 31 online registration deadline). This $50 preconference fee is separate from TMEA convention registration. This preconference registration opens at 8 a.m. on the second

T B O V E C 8:00 AM – 3:00 PM / CC PARK VIEW LOBBY TI:ME Preconference Registration/Badge Pickup

Register for this event when you register for the TMEA convention (January 31 online deadline)—this is a separate $50 registration. Go directly to the TI:ME registration booth in the convention center in the lobby area outside room CC 214 to get your badge (or to register if you didn’t by January 31).

T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 A The Harmony Director HD-300: Taking Ear Training to the Next Level

Clinician: Michael Pote, Yamaha Yamaha Master Educator Pote will guide you in taking full advantage of the Harmony Director HD-300 and will share how it handles the intricacies of temperament tuning. This will be a deep dive into utilizing the HD-300 with any musical ensemble. T B O V C 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 B

Authentic Creation for Pop, Hip Hop, and EDM Music Producers

Clinician: Bob Habersat, Shedthemusic Learn about a unique approach to beat making and songwriting that focuses on giving students the skills they need to create music digitally. Students use a MIDI keyboard to write, perform, and record drum grooves, bass lines, chordal parts, and melodies. Skills learned in the core curriculum are applied to pop, hip hop, and EDM songwriting prompts. Bring your device to jam along. T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 C An Art Class for Music

Clinician: Will Kuhn, TI:ME Learn how to build a creative space for students in your school using project-based instructional techniques. Kuhn will cover how to launch, maintain, and grow an electronic music school into a fully formed branch of your secondary music department, utilizing fea-

floor on the south side of the Henry B. González Convention Center near CC 214. If paying onsite, you can pay by credit card, Venmo, or a separate check payable to TI:ME. They will not accept purchase orders, and payment may not be combined with your TMEA registration check. Division Codes On the technology sessions listed below, the codes of the specific TMEA divisions targeted by the content follow the T technology code: B – Band O – Orchestra V – Vocal

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tures on Ableton Live and Push, modular synth building, DAW-less production, and future-proofing your music tech class. T B O V C 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 D

Sampling: Creative Approaches to Teaching Audio & Copyright

Clinician: Lawrence Grey, Young Producers Group Sponsored by: Young Producers Group Sampling is widely misunderstood and rarely taught. Grey will demonstrate how to sample in Soundtrap and Ableton Live, showing that audio itself can be an instrument while debunking the misperception that sampling is just stealing. Grey will show how sampling is a way to bring essential, industry-informed concepts like copyright into the classroom, sending attendees home with classroom-ready tools. T B O V E C 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 A The Absolute Beginners Guide to Technology in the Classroom Clinicians: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS; Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School This session is for elementary and secondary music teachers to learn what you need to know to better understand how music and computing technologies work so you can get started using appropriate resources in your classroom. You’ll get a better understanding of the available free and paid resources appropriate for your students for desktops (PC or Mac), Chromebooks, and iPads.

T B O V E 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 B Start to DJ with Just a Phone or Chromebook

Clinician: DJ Hapa, The DJ Coach Sponsored by: Romeo Music/Hal Leonard In this session, world-renowned DJ, educator, and author DJ Hapa will share some of his proven methods and DJ techniques that make learning to DJ accessible to all. He will lead the group through exercises making original beats with loops, remixing tracks, and applying FX all from your own mobile device! Southwestern Musician | December 2023 13


TECH PRECONFERENCE T B O V E C 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 C TI:ME Composition Festival Winner Showcase & Entry Guide

T B O V E 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 A Basics of Audio for the Music Educator

T B O V C 11:15 AM – 12:15 PM / CC 214 D

T B O V C 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 B Technology Enhanced Creativity in the Music Classroom

Clinician: Floyd Richmond, Tarleton State Univ This session will showcase the work of student winners of the TI:ME composition festival. Details for entering the composition festival will be provided. Students of all ages around the world enter the festival in these categories: (1) Notation, (2) DAWs, and (3) Cover-, Loop-, and Sample-Based songs. Students compete in PK–3, 4–6, 7–8, 9–12, undergraduate, and graduate categories.

AI & Music Education: What You Need to Know

Clinician: Benjamin Guerrero, Eastern Mennonite Univ Artificial intelligence will impact everyone, including music educators. Learn about the current capabilities and limitations of AI and music. Guerrero will discuss ethical concerns, guidelines, and pedagogical approaches when using AI tools based on the results of an ongoing NSF research grant. How will you better prepare your future music students who will be living in a world with AI? T B O V C 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 A

Post-Modern Band: Creating a Live Electronic Music Group

Clinician: Will Kuhn, TI:ME Learn how to use the latest technology and touring techniques to create a student-led pop music group at your school. Expand the palette beyond traditional guitar, drums, and bass. Kuhn will cover live playback engineering, DJ sets, fast remix-based arrangements, beatmaking equipment, synced lighting, and big-picture issues like group philosophy, recruiting, and building an audience. T B O V 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 B Real-World Theory for Tech, Guitar, Piano, and Modern Band

Clinician: Bob Habersat, Shedthemusic Engage the other 80% of students at your school by creating a unique learning space that combines music theory with practical skills. In this approach, students not only learn but also apply theoretical concepts by performing, recording, and writing original and studentselected pop songs using a MIDI keyboard. This method works for piano/theory class or as a start to a commercial music program. T O V E C 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 C

AI and Music: It Cloned Drake. Who’s Next? Grainger?

Clinician: Heath Jones, MusicFirst Learn about the latest advances in artificial intelligence and machine learning related to music and composition. Jones will explore the potential implications of this technology and how it can be used in productive ways in the classroom. Music educators must take a proactive stance if we are to help shape the future of these technologies.

T B O V 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 214 D How Virtual Instruction Can Empower Students in Need

Clinicians: Dominique Reilly, Through the Staff; Jessica Wu, Through the Staff; Chandler Skinner, Through the Staff; Marianne Gedigian, Rice Univ Countless students face barriers in accessing private lessons because of financial constraints, transportation limitations, or proximity to teachers. Learn how the national nonprofit Through the Staff responds to this issue. Reilly, Wu, Skinner, and Gedigian will discuss how their innovative virtual instruction model supplements and enhances music programs, serving as an impactful DEI solution.

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Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS Everyone can learn how to record or do sound reinforcement in the classroom or for the stage. Freedman will highlight a variety of mics and recording devices of all sizes and for all budgets. She will discuss techniques for recording in various environments and with different ensembles and will suggest equipment for a range of budgets.

Clinician: Chad Zullinger, California State Univ Digital technologies allow students to engage in various musical roles as performers, composers, arrangers, and producers. These spaces are characterized by peer-mentorship, opportunities for creating and sharing, and meaningful social connections. Zullinger will present lessons you can facilitate with your students to create remixes, mashups, and original music that use digital technologies. T B O V E C 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 C Quik, InShot, and CapCut Free Video Editing Software

Clinician: Ian Boynton, Redford Union Schools The use of video in the music classroom is becoming an excellent way to showcase students’ work. However, traditional video editing suites often have a per-device cost that isn’t affordable. Boynton will compare several free and freemium cross-platform video editing options. Learn how to quickly edit on Quik, InShot, and CapCut.

T B O V E 1:45 – 2:45 PM / CC 214 D Everyone Can Create Across the Curriculum with iPads

Clinician: Cherie Herring, Hammond School Are you looking for creative iPad projects to connect music to learning in math, science, coding, social studies, and literacy? Herring, a Certified Apple Learning Coach, will share projects from Apple’s “Everyone Can Create” free resources. Level up your iPad game and discover new ways to make connections across the curriculum.

T E 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 A 10 Ways to Use Canva in the Elementary Music Classroom

Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School Have you wanted to explore Canva but did not know where to start? Have you used Canva but want to learn more ways to use it? Join Burns as she will show 10 ways to utilize Canva in the elementary music classroom.

T V E 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 B Songs, Games, and Projects for Learning Digital Composition

Clinician: Gillian Desmarais, School District 622 Learning how to compose using a digital audio workstation (DAW) can be exciting and overwhelming for students. Simplify music production with songs, games, activities, and projects that will encourage team-building and spark creativity. Supercharge composition projects with web apps and explore ways of fostering a supportive classroom and showcasing students’ music. T B O V C 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 C Your DAW, Your Music: Uncovering Unique Musical Expression

Clinician: Jeffrey Hepker, Univ of North Texas Current digital audio workstations come with a robust set of features to streamline music production, but this can be at the expense of authentic musical creativity. Hepker will investigate how DAWs can be creatively prescriptive and explore approaches to ensure your DAW is furthering your natural musical expression rather than covering or diminishing it.


TECH PRECONFERENCE T E 3:00 – 4:00 PM / CC 214 D Creative Technology Integration in the Orchestra Unit

Clinician: Cherie Herring, Hammond School Integrating technology in the orchestra unit is easier than you think! Discover creative tech strategies to add fresh sparks of curiosity that turn ordinary activities into magical moments of discovery. Herring will discuss ChatterKid & PuppetEdu, Green Screen, Augmented Reality, EyeJack, QR codes, Seesaw, and stop-motion. Discover simple to advanced integration techniques to use in the orchestra unit. T B O V C 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 A

Building Music Skills with Music Composition & Production

Clinician: Barbara Freedman, Greenwich HS All music concepts and composition skills, including rhythm, melody, harmony, accompaniment patterns, and form, can be taught using hip hop, trap, EDM, rock, and more. Freedman will provide practical information and lessons to get started on teaching music your students want to create. We’ll discuss composition and music production techniques using a variety of free and paid resources.

T 5:15 – 7:15 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) TI:ME Keynote/Reception Clinician: Mark Lochstampfor, TI:ME Presider: Mike Lawson, TI:ME, Executive Director Sponsored by: TI:ME Requires Technology Preconference registration ($50).

Register for the Technology Preconference when you register for the TMEA convention. If you already registered for the TMEA convention, go to tmea.org/addon to learn how to purchase this preconference registration (by January 31).

T E 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 B Strong Foundations: Technology Tools for Elementary Music

Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School Sponsored by: MusicFirst Explore MusicFirst Elementary, a cloud-based platform containing a user-friendly K–5 music curriculum for teachers of all experience levels, non-specialists included. Learn about state-of-the-art music teaching resources and on-screen teaching and learning tools, allowing for extensive personalization and customization.

T B O V E C 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 C Five Must-Know Video Editing Skills for All Music Teachers Clinician: Katie Argyle, Midnight Music Learn essential video editing skills so that you can easily create tutorials, teaching materials, and promotional videos. These skills can be applied to any type of video software. Discover how to cut a section and create a fade in/ out, remove audio so students can compose a soundtrack, add music to footage you recorded at an event, stitch videos together, add text overlays, or generate captions.

T B O V 4:15 – 5:15 PM / CC 214 D Developing Musicianship in the Music Technology Classroom

Clinicians: Daniel Albert, Univ of Massachusetts Amherst; Thomas Nasiatka, Brattleboro Union HS Though music-making applications have made music education more accessible, we haven’t defined what it means to develop as a musician in music technology classes as we have for ensembles. Bring a device and explore projects and software for developing musicianship and community that will help you integrate technology skills effectively into your music class.

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2024 TMEA Clinic/Convention SCHEDULE PREVIEW

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he following schedule preview includes 536 events! You’ll read about clinics and performances in a variety of venues. In between learning new strategies and getting inspired by amazing performances, find incredible deals in our expansive exhibit hall. Active TMEA members and out-of-state registrants can earn continuing professional education credit during the convention. Almost every clinic and concert event qualifies for CPE credit (which you will complete online after the convention).

Expand Your Experience If you look only for events that start with your division code, you’ll be missing out! Always look beyond your division code! B – Band O – Orchestra V – Vocal E – Elementary C – College

GM – General Membership MS – Music Showcase T – Technology TFME – Texas Future Music

Educators

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 7 GM 9:00 – 11:30 AM / CC 217 B TMAA Executive Committee Meeting

Presider: James Drew, Fort Bend ISD, TMAA President V 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM / RADIUS CENTER CONFERENCE ROOM TCDA Executive Board Meeting

Presider: Mark Rohwer, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, TCDA President GM 11:30 AM – 4:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON ABC

TFAA Roundtable

Presider: James Drew, Fort Bend ISD, TFAA President B Noon – 2:00 PM / CC 217 A

TMAA Marching Band Judges Workshop

Clinician: Gerard Miller, Coppell ISD, TMAA Marching Band Vice-President Presider: Greg Countryman, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, TMAA Executive Secretary TMEA badge not required for entry. $25 registration fee required to attend this workshop. Directors not currently TMAA members may pay in advance at www.txmaa.org or at the door with a credit card. O 1:00 – 3:00 PM / CC 217 C TMAA Orchestra Judges Workshop

GM 1:00 – 9:00 PM / CC REGISTRATION TMEA Convention Registration/Badge & Program Pickup

If you have not registered, go to www.tmea.org/register to expedite the process of obtaining your badge. Register before January 18 to pay the lowest fee. CC Registration is in Exhibit Hall 1, accessed from the convention center north lobby. B 1:30 – 4:30 PM / HYATT REGENCY LOS RIOS FOYER

ATSSB All-State Student Registration

Presider: Kenneth Griffin, Association of Texas Small School Bands, ATSSB Executive Secretary V 1:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 217 B

TMAA Vocal Judges Workshop

Clinician: Kay Owens, Martin HS, TMAA Vocal Vice-President Presider: Greg Countryman, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, TMAA Executive Secretary TMEA badge not required for entry. $25 registration fee required to attend this workshop. Directors not currently TMAA members may pay in advance at www.txmaa.org or at the door with a credit card. C 2:00 – 3:00 PM / DRURY PLAZA HOTEL TCCBDA All-State Student Registration and Directors Meeting

Presider: Brent Colwell, TCCBDA President

Clinician: Melissa Livings, Pearce HS, TMAA Orchestra Vice-President Presider: Greg Countryman, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, TMAA Executive Secretary TMEA badge not required for entry. $25 registration fee required to attend this workshop. Directors not currently TMAA members may pay in advance at www.txmaa.org or at the door with a credit card. Southwestern Musician | December 2023 17



WEDNESDAY B 2:30 – 4:30 PM / CC 217 A

TMAA Concert Band Judges Workshop

Clinician: Mike Howard, Leander ISD, TMAA Concert Band Vice-President Presider: Greg Countryman, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, TMAA Executive Secretary TMEA badge not required for entry. $25 registration fee required to attend this workshop. Directors not currently TMAA members may pay in advance at www.txmaa.org or at the door with a credit card. C 3:00 – 6:00 PM / DRURY PLAZA HOTEL TCCBDA All-State Symphonic Band Seating Auditions

Presider: Brent Colwell, TCCBDA President

Locations will be in the convention app in the All-State Rehearsal Schedule and listed on your All-State forms. B 6:00 – 8:00 PM /

HYATT REGENCY CHULA VISTA BOARD ROOM ATSSB – SARC Committee Meeting

Presider: Angela Liss, Howe HS, ATSSB President-Elect E 6:00 – 7:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW CROCKETT Kodály Educators of Texas Executive Board Winter Meeting Presider: Jason Mincy, Navasota HS, KET President B 7:00 – 9:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW MILAM

Phi Beta Mu Hall of Fame Committee Meeting

GM 3:00 – 4:00 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE

Presider: Barbara Lambrecht, Hall of Fame Committee Chair

Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President

C 7:45 – 9:30 PM / DRURY PLAZA CONFERENCE ROOM 400 TCCBDA Business Meeting

TMEA All-State Student Meeting

O B V 3:30 – 5:30 PM / CC 217 C

TMAA Mariachi Judges Workshop

Clinician: Ruben Adame, UIL Region 15 Executive Secretary, TMAA Mariachi Vice-President Presider: Greg Countryman, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, TMAA Executive Secretary TMEA badge not required for entry. $25 registration fee required to attend this workshop. Directors not currently TMAA members may pay in advance at www.txmaa.org or at the door with a credit card. B 4:00 – 4:45 PM / CC 301 All-State Section Rehearsal Leaders Meeting

Clinician: Frank Coachman, TMEA Deputy Director Presiders: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President; Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President; Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Meeting of All-State section rehearsal leaders to pick up All-State student badges and receive information regarding All-State student check-in. GM 4:00 – 7:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVERVIEW NAfME – Texas Executive Board Meeting

Presiders: Julie Derges, Univ of Houston, NAfME–Texas President; Zachary Edwards, Edwards Mallets, NAfME–Texas State Director B 4:30 – 5:00 PM /

HYATT REGENCY BALLROOM CENTER ATSSB All-State Student Meeting

Presider: Rodney Bennett, Olney HS, ATSSB President GM 5:15 – 7:00 PM / CC 220 TMEA State Board of Directors Meeting

Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President GM 5:30 – 6:00 PM / LOCATIONS VARY TMEA All-State Student Check-In & Badge Pickup

Go to the location of your first rehearsal on your ensemble’s schedule (either a sectional or full rehearsal for Jazz, Percussion, or Mariachi). You must present your signed medical release form and code of conduct to obtain your All-State badge and family concert tickets.

Presider: Brent Colwell, TCCBDA President

B 8:00 – 8:50 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: Lamar Cardinal Jazz Orchestra

Conductor: Richard Condit, Lamar Univ Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President

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2024 TMEA CLINIC/CONVENTION Thursday, February 8 B 6:30 – 8:00 AM / MENGER – MINUET ROOM ATSSB State Board of Directors Breakfast Meeting

MS B C 9:30 – 10:00 AM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE TAMUK Horn Ensemble

Presider: Rodney Bennett, Olney HS, ATSSB President

E 7:00 – 8:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT AB

Texas Orff Chapter Officers Meeting

B 7:30 AM – 2:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVER TERRACE Phi Beta Mu Membership Committee Meeting

Presider: Bruce Beach, Membership Committee Chair The committee will accept testimony between 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. GM 7:30 AM – 5:00 PM / CC REGISTRATION TMEA Convention Registration/Badge & Program Pickup

If you have not registered, go to www.tmea.org/register to expedite the process of obtaining your badge. Register before January 18 to pay the lowest fee. CC Registration is in Exhibit Hall 1, accessed from the convention center north lobby. GM 8:00 – 9:45 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE

TMEA General Session

Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President Attend this meeting of the TMEA membership, where you will enjoy a performance by members of the All-State Symphony Orchestra, Symphonic Band, and Mixed Choir and join in singing TMEA’s anthem, “It All Begins with Music.” Executive Director Robert Floyd will give the keynote address. GM 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL Exhibit Hall Open

Director/Organizer: Jennifer Sholtis, Texas A&M Univ Kingsville Enjoy this internationally recognized ensemble, performing a variety of works by current composers for 8 horns and 16 horns, playable by high school and college ensembles! MS B 9:30 – 10:00 AM / CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Beau Deux

Director/Organizer: Jennifer Shannon, Private Instructor These Southeast Texas music educators will present an exciting and unique program of flute and clarinet duos. Repertoire to include Three American Miniatures by Rutter, Chôros No. 2 by Villa-Lobos, and Duos for Flute and Clarinet by Muczynski, among others. B 10:00 – 10:50 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: Vela Jazz I

Conductor: Erika Uribe, Vela MS Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214

Open Up and Say “Ah”: Hints for Better Brass Playing

Clinician: Ramon Vasquez, Lopez ECHS Presider: Ronnie Rios, Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley Learn some fundamental strategies to help your brass players develop better tone production, airflow, and articulation. While especially for non-brass players, all are welcome and encouraged to bring a brass mouthpiece.

Go to www.tmea.org/2024exhibitors to view a list of exhibitors. MS B O V C 9:30 – 10:00 AM /

CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE Mariachi Los Paisanos

Director/Organizer: Michael Acevedo, Univ of Texas at San Antonio From the University of Texas at San Antonio, this mariachi will showcase their talent and perform a selection of mariachi styles from the slow and romantic bolero to the fast and upbeat sones of Mexico! MS B 9:30 – 10:00 AM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Apollo Saxophone Quartet

Director/Organizer: Todd Oxford, Texas State Univ This quartet of a Texas State University professor and undergraduate music students will perform a virtuosic program of chamber music literature by Astor Piazzolla, William Pitts, and Stephan Arce-Penedo.

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THURSDAY B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 217 Beginning Band Basics: Build Your Band Back—Better

Clinicians: Richard Canter, Walnut Hills HS; Patrick Sheridan, Focus on Music/Jupiter Instruments & XO Brass; Josh Van Gorder, Spencerville Local School District Presider: Justin Nuckols, Tascosa HS Learn strategies for embedding social and emotional learning in your band program and methodologies to differentiate instruction to prevent poor performance habits at an early age. Motivate all levels of learners to reach their highest potential, and improve your student’s growth and overall retention in your band program. B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Diamond Balance: The Key to Tonal Balance & Clarity

Clinician: Rory Davis, Cinco Ranch HS Presider: George Liverman, Stockdick JH Demonstration Group: Cinco Ranch HS Wind Ensemble, Cinco Ranch/ Beck JH, Ray Jones, Director Davis will present a unique method to teach ensemble awareness, balance responsibilities, and resonance to give directors and students tangible solutions to the intangible descriptors we often use in ensemble performance education. Davis will present and demonstrate examples of daily ensemble balance techniques. B O 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT AB Texas Percussive Arts Society Business Meeting

V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Atomic Habits for the Choral Rehearsal

Clinician: Betsy Weber, Univ of Houston Presider: Sally Schott, TMEA Past-President As James Clear demonstrates in his best-selling book Atomic Habits, changing behaviors in tiny ways can lead to exceptional results. Weber will apply Clear’s evidence-based findings to the choral rehearsal and help teachers identify ways they can tweak their work to result in excellence in rehearsals. E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Bridging Folk to Pop Using Kodály and Orff

Clinicians: Christa Schmidt, Greater Dallas Choral Society; Kaitlin Troutman, Central ES Presider: Mark Rohwer, Carrollton-Farmers Branch ISD, TCDA President Learn how to bridge the gap between folk and pop music through games, analysis, and Orff arrangements of pop songs. Focused on third- through fifth-grade students, clinicians will utilize Kodály sequencing and its melodic application to xylophones, recorder, body percussion, and unpitched percussion.

E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Creative Musicking with the Imaginative Young Child

Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app.

Clinician: Manju Durairaj, Latin School of Chicago Presider: Michael Vasquez, Kuentz ES Durairaj will focus on the use of manipulatives and available material to spark the unblemished imagination of young children. Help your preK students organize their musical ideas in creative and developmentally appropriate ways, and provide them the means to express these ideas. Creating spaces to build a sense of identity and community through immersive music play will be explored in depth.

O 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 221 How to Get the Orchestra to Stop Rushing and Play in Tune

E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Fostering Community Through Group Singing

O 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 225 Miracle Grow for the Late-Bloomer Bassist

E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Jump In! Volumes Pieces to Inspire Musical Play

Presider: Andrew Eldridge, Univ of Texas at Arlington, PAS President

B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices

Clinician: Christopher Selby, Charleston County School of the Arts Presider: Sophia Hsieh, Lamar CISD Teaching students to control their tempo and play in tune the way professionals do are two of the most difficult ensemble skills that challenge almost all orchestra directors. Selby will explain the real problems, including factors that many teachers miss, and he will provide clear and effective strategies for addressing and improving these elusively frustrating ensemble problems.

Clinicians: Nicholas Scales, West Texas A&M Univ; Andrew Moritz, Private Instructor Presider: Sessalie Shapley, Byron Nelson HS Demonstration Group: Students from the WTAMU Double Bass Ensemble, Nicholas Scales, Director Although most bassists in string programs start on traditional tracks in a string class, there is always a strong case for the late-bloomer and students converting to the bass being essential to your program. Whether starting later in middle school, high school, or even college, with the right approach, these students can often do much more than catch up! V 10:00 – 10:25 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: First Colony MS Bobcat Select Treble

Conductor: Tommie Trinh, First Colony MS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Amy Moore, Salyards MS Accompanist: Adam Clay, Houston New Arts Movement

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TMEA Featured Clinician: Sarah Tullock, Snow Hill ES Presider: Kirstie Guillotte, Heights ES Group singing has the power to provide students with a deep connection to self and the wider community if approached with mindfulness, flexibility, and humanity. Tullock will provide models for group singing experiences that will bring a vivid sense of community to the music classroom. Sing together and leave with several original canons.

Clinician: Chelsea Short, Bulverde Creek ES Presider: Amanda Morris, Bulverde Creek ES Bring the playground to your music classroom, because creativity begins with play! Jump in and explore body percussion, folk dancing, improvisation, and even playground games in conjunction with the Orff-Schulwerk volumes to create memorable music experiences with your students.

C B O V E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 205 Designing with the End in Mind

Clinician: Darwert Johnson, Mansfield ISD Presider: Luzviminda Pascasio, Jones MS Teaching with the end in mind will build high-performing teams, increase student engagement, and maximize resources. Johnson will provide strategies and tools to develop teams, impact musicianship, and create musical understanding based on outcomes.


THURSDAY C B O V E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 206 Matrix of Intersectionality: What Is It? Why Does It Matter?

TMEA Featured Clinician: Nicole Robinson, Cultural Connections by Design Presider: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President In this first session of a comprehensive four-part series, delve into the concept of intersectionality. Learn about its significance in comprehending the intricate ways that multiple identities intersect and shape our lives. Explore the theory’s history, real-world applications, and its role in promoting social justice and inclusivity. While this is an indepth, four-part series, each clinic will be presented as an independent session.

C B O V E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 207 Mentoring Music Educators Through Instructional Coaching

Clinician: Mary E. Stevens, Retired Presider: Nickole Burr, Thompson ES One of the most rewarding aspects of music education is sharing best teaching practices and successful strategies with novice teachers. Through instructional coaching, teachers gain tools to initiate conversations, guide novice teachers to self-reflect, and collaboratively develop action plans, resulting in more effective teaching. GM 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 218 Distance Teaching with Spirio | r

Clinicians: Richard Fountain, Wayland Baptist Univ; Joshua Harris, Talkington SYWL; Michael Cabe, Steinway & Sons Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Break through barriers of geography and access to provide world-class keyboard instruction to your students through Steinway’s Spiriocast technology. Applicable to both lab and studio settings.

T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 215 Technology Integration in an Ensemble Setting

Clinicians: Matt Cross, Allen HS; David DeVoto, Allen HS Cross & DeVoto will demonstrate how to incorporate technology to increase efficiency while gathering important data for assessment, promoting your program, and advocating for program needs. They will cover everything from the basics of website design to integration of software across different platforms to save valuable time during the school year.

T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 216 Supporting Individual Learners Using Video Technology

Clinicians: Elisa Jones, Holy Family Catholic School; Cameron Coday, Victory Lakes IS Sponsored by: Conn-Selmer, Inc. Gain a variety of synchronous and asynchronous video-based instructional strategies and learning activities that can support learners who have fallen behind, who want to learn a new instrument, or who are wanting to push ahead of the group. These strategies support students in self-paced learning and can give directors more valuable rehearsal time.

MS 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 008 Trio 21meter60

Director/Organizer: Magali Tricoche, Buffet Crampon USA Trio 21meter60 is Germany’s hottest tuba trio made up of virtuosic professional tubists from leading orchestras. The trio will present an innovative program of some of the most challenging music performed by brass chamber ensembles.

GM 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 220 Survival Guide for the Director Who Wears Many Hats

Clinician: Keavon Runnels, Austin HS Presider: Darrell Williams Lister, Manor HS Urban environments can be challenging for music directors, whether instrumental or vocal. This is especially true on campuses where directors are assigned duties besides their primary ensemble. Runnels will share his strategies for time management, problemsolving, retention, and overall survival. GM 10:00 – 11:00 AM /

CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) TFAA Mock Interview Session 1

Clinicians: James Drew, Fort Bend ISD, TFAA President; Manuel Gamez, Pflugerville ISD; Dinah Menger, Texas Fine Arts Administrators; Kim Blann, Keller ISD Presider: Stephen Hawthorne-Hill, Keller ISD Interviewing for a job can be daunting. Take advantage of this opportunity to practice your interview skills with fine arts directors from across the state. Receive constructive feedback to hone your skills before actual job interviews.

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THURSDAY O B 10:15 – 11:00 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: JH/MS Full Honor Orchestra – Lawler MS Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Christine LaLonde, Lawler MS Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President V 10:30 – 10:55 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Beckendorff JH Non-Varsity Tenor Bass Choir

Conductor: Bonnie Hulse, Beckendorff JH Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Amy Moore, Salyards MS Accompanist: Kerri Elrod, Private Instructor

V 11:00 – 11:25 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Central HS Chamber Women

Conductor: Leigh Ann McClure, Central HS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Kim Blann, Keller ISD Accompanist: Sarah Thornton, Central HS E 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON EF Elementary Region Chair Meeting/Luncheon

Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE University of Texas at Austin Horn Choir

Director/Organizer: Patrick Hughes, Univ of Texas at Austin Enjoy an exciting program of new and classic repertoire for horn choir, including Hughes’s Dancing on the Hill and Stanhope’s Horn Player’s Retreat and Pumping Song. MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Texas A&M University–Corpus Christi Faculty Brass Quintet

Director/Organizer: Rai Morales, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi This faculty quintet will present an eclectic and entertaining program that showcases each instrument. This program will include works by Ewazen, Fuentes, Gabrieli, Ellington, Ewald, and more. MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE TAMUC Chamber Woodwinds

Director/Organizer: Mary Druhan, Texas A&M Univ Commerce Enjoy this program of wonderful pieces for small to large ensemble by composers from historically underrepresented groups. MS B O V 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Fellowship of the Melody

Director/Organizer: Ricky Vilardell, El Paso HS This mixed ensemble of music educators will perform music from the European Middle Ages and early Renaissance on period instruments utilizing historically informed performance techniques. A variety of works ranging from dances to art and popular songs from the 13th through 15th centuries will be presented. B 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: West Texas A&M University Symphonic Band

Conductor: Donald Lefevre, West Texas A&M Univ Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President 24 Southwestern Musician | December 2023

B 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 214 In Ain’t Necessarily So: Sifting Through Brass Dogma

Clinician: Randy Adams, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Jerome Stover, Professor Mouthpiece “Always take a full breath!” “Only breathe what’s needed.” “Warm up with free buzzing.” “Never free buzz.” “Support from the gut.” “Keep the gut relaxed.” “Arch the tongue.” “Keep the tongue low.” Learn about these and other popular yet conflicting methods, and glean helpful techniques from each in the context of varying individual goals, embouchure mechanics, airflow, and acoustics. B 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 217 A Diamond in Velvet: Leading Clarinetists Discuss Sound

Clinicians: Phillip Paglialonga, Univ of North Texas; Sasha Potiomkin, Houston Symphony; Gregory Raden, Dallas Symphony Presider: Corey Mackey, Texas Christian Univ Sponsored by: Buffet Crampon USA Today clarinetists play with more tonal diversity than ever. Though exciting, this variety can cause confusion for educators as they guide students toward success. Three of Texas’s leading clarinetists will discuss what they look for in an ideal clarinet sound, offer teaching methods and strategies, and highlight various approaches and challenges unique to the clarinet. B 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Program Spotlight: Central MS Band – Transformative Strategies for Middle School

Clinician: Moisés Garza, Weslaco ISD Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President Demonstration Group: Central MS Band Garza will present a variety of strategies and solutions to the challenges faced by many middle school band programs today. Learn how the Central MS Band has implemented the transformative elements of teamwork, student leadership, relationship-building, and accountability to reach great success and national recognition. B O V C 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Building a Culture of Excellence

Clinician: Tim Lautzenheiser, Butler Univ School of Music, Senior VicePresident of Education for Conn-Selmer, Inc. Presider: Steven Andre, TMEA Past-President Sponsored by: Conn-Selmer, Inc. High-quality music programs across the nation have one commonality—students reside in a culture of excellence. From the environment to the attention to musical detail, excellence is the filter of everything. Fueled by quality content and masterful context, it is the ongoing planting, nurturing, and harvesting of trust relationships with a constant focus on the why. One person makes a difference and you are the one person! O B 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 221 Full Orchestra–Winds & Percussion Toolbox Session 1

TMEA Featured Clinician: Kirt Mosier, Kirt Mosier Music Presider: Sadarius Slaughter, McMillan JH Demonstration Group: Brandeis HS Symphony, Kevin Garcia-Hettinger, Director During this live clinic of the demonstration group, Mosier will explain and demonstrate his approach to listening to a full orchestra and how he pulls different sound combinations from the winds, brass, and percussion.


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THURSDAY O 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 225 Learn Vibrato in Six Weeks

Clinicians: Louise Rossi-Sklar, Retired; Michelle Kong, Creek Valley MS Presider: Jessica Harry, Newman Smith HS Rossi-Sklar and Kong will offer short and fun exercises that can be used at the beginning or end of a class period to help all students learn the steps to a beautiful vibrato in six weeks. V 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Setting the Stage for Success

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sandra Babb, Oregon State Univ Presider: True Hernandez, Cook MS Choral music enhances all facets of life. Babb will explore the question “Why Sing?” while addressing the challenges of creating an effective choral environment, establishing appropriate expectations for student learning, and setting boundaries for self-preservation. Take home strategies for planning, instruction, and assessment, along with activities to encourage rapport and build trust. E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM /

GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Mish-Mash Balderdash! What Do I Do With This Class?

Clinician: Rene Boyer, Professor Emeritus, Univ of Cincinnati Presider: Alan Jones, Dyess ES Sponsored by: Peripole Boyer will introduce a mixed-methods approach that includes the musical contributions of students drawing from their life experiences. Strategically design a music program to fit the needs of an increasingly diverse classroom. E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM /

GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Engaging the Senses: Sensory Strategies in a PreK–5 Music Room

Clinicians: Jenny Dees, Texas Tech Univ; Hope Jones, CarmonaHarrison ES; Cynthia Tiongco, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Shauna Pickens, Texas Tech Univ Reports indicate a prevalence of sensory processing differences in as many as 1 in 6.5 children in the United States. Using developmentally appropriate design and application, Tiongco (occupational therapist) and Dees and Jones (music educators) look through a lens of sensory needs to create the most appropriate music experiences for our learners with sensory differences.

E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Partners in Time: Pairing the Recorder and Ukulele

TMEA Featured Clinician: Michael Chandler, Austin Peay State Univ Presider: Heidi Bargsley, Hoover ES With recorder and ukulele being popular instruments in today’s elementary general music classroom, teachers often ask which they should teach to their students. The answer is both! Experience musical activities and explore strategies for teaching the recorder and the ukulele side by side, using a scaffolded and sequential process across grade levels.

E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Scaffolded Steps in Barred Instrument Instruction

Clinician: Megan Tietz, Bay ES Presider: Ronald Thornton, Garrett ES Sponsored by: West Music Mallet instruments can be one of the most magical parts of a classroom and one of the most intimidating. Giving young children sticks and loud noisemaking objects requires careful planning, modeling, and management. Explore some initial activities for younger students that will prepare them for success in performing and creating more difficult pieces in the later grades.

C B O V 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 205 Musicianship Through Movement

Clinicians: Patricia Cornett, Temple Univ; Joshua Roach, Nebraska Wesleyan University Presider: Darla McBryde, Sam Houston State Univ Once students complete the elementary general music curriculum and begin playing instrumental music, they can often lose the connection between sound and physical movement. Cornett and Ranch will demonstrate a method for re-merging these two disciplines in concert ensembles by using short and simple games exploring the principles of movement that conductors use daily. C B O V 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 206 Who Participates and Persists in High School Music Ensembles

TMEA Featured Clinician: Carlos Abril, Univ of Miami Presider: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President To create more equitable and inclusive music programs in schools, we should take inventory of who and how we serve students. Do our students reflect the school population? Who is more likely to remain in high school music? Abril will examine the national data from the Department of Education to reveal the demographics of students who persist in elective music compared to their peers. C B O V E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 207 Neurodiversity in Music: Teaching Children on the Spectrum

Clinician: Rebecca Renfro, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Sandy Hinkley, Sam Houston State Univ With the broadening of access for students with disabilities, public music programs are seeing a growth in neurodivergent learners, particularly those with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Renfro will provide information and strategies to music educators to aid their work to educate students in an ever-diversifying population. GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 008 Confessions of a Procrastinator: Time Management for Teachers

Clinician: Elizabeth Petersen, Univ of North Texas Presider: Deborah Barrick, Ellison HS Is your desk littered with sticky notes? Do deadlines creep up? Learn strategies for managing your time and your tasks. Petersen will discuss manual and digital solutions as well as methods for streamlining and automating frequent tasks so you can focus on the music and maintain a positive work–life balance. GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 218 Fundraising and Visioning for Spirio | r Within Your Community

Clinicians: Robert Hansen, West Texas A&M Univ; Eric Baker, Univ of Texas Permian Basin; Bryan Elmore, Steinway & Sons Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Hear from successful administrators and fundraisers about how to acquire and utilize Steinway’s Spirio | r through creative partnerships within your communities. GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 220 Taking Control of Your Health and Avoiding Burnout

Clinician: Patrick Moore, South Carolina State Univ Presider: Abigail Bilocura, Moore ES Each year educators struggle with not becoming burned out from their everyday job. For educators to educate, it is essential that proper strategies are in place to keep us motivated and ready to go. Moore will provide helpful information that will assist educators better their mental and physical health and avoid burnout.

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THURSDAY GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Women in Leadership, Act II: Taking the Leap

Clinicians: Paulette Tomlinson, Tomball ISD; Kim Blann, Keller ISD; Liz Ortega-Ruiz, Flour Bluff ISD; LaKeisha McGowen, Katy ISD Presider: Julie Boettiger, Fort Bend ISD While clinicians will pick up from the 2022 session about women in leadership, the presentation will be accessible to any woman interested in fine arts educational leadership (and anyone wanting to empower women). Get inspired and equipped to seek leadership roles, and join a network of like-minded colleagues who will support you. T B O V 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 215 From Foundations to Film Composing

Clinician: Richard Mendoza, East Central HS Music theory courses often follow the same tired framework: inversions, modes, figured bass, etc. What if we catered our music theory courses to reflect what students really need and care about? Using examples of student compositions, Mendoza will show you how he has evolved his high school music theory classes to foster more creativity with the use of technology. T B O V C 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 216 Open Educational Resources: Free for Educational Use

Clinician: Floyd Richmond, Tarleton State Univ An open educational resource (OER) movement has increased the availability of free, comprehensive, high-quality materials, including textbooks and workbooks for the music classroom. Richmond will discuss sources, how to locate materials, criteria for evaluating them, and commonly available music appreciation and theory materials, including OER materials he developed.

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GM 12:30 – 2:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT AB TMAA Committee on Standards of Adjudication and Performance Practices Meeting

Clinician: James Drew, Fort Bend ISD, TMAA President Presider: Greg Countryman, Texas Music Adjudicators Association, TMAA Executive Secretary

MS B 12:30 – 1:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE Knights of Steel

Director/Organizer: Ryan Pride, McCallum HS McCallum HS musicians will present a diverse program of local and international artists. While rooted in styles hailing from Trinidad and Tobago, KoS has a rich history of community involvement, commissioning new works, and providing a unique experience for both new and experienced musicians. The group celebrated its 25th year in 2023. MS B 12:30 – 1:00 PM / CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Emerson HS Euphonium Quartet

Director/Organizer: Bryn Roberts, Emerson HS These Frisco ISD musicians will present a diverse and exciting program of music, including Gliere’s Russian Sailor’s Dance, Hearts Entwined by John Stevens, Imogen Heap’s Hide & Seek, and War Machine by Anthony O’Toole. MS B C 12:30 – 1:00 PM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE UTSA Clarinet Choir

Director/Organizer: Nicholas Councilor, Univ of Texas at San Antonio The clarinet choir will perform an exciting variety of original works and transcriptions featuring several Central Texas composers, including Clarisa De la Garza, Shaun Michael Guzman, Clifton Jones, and Tyler Webster.


THURSDAY MS O C 12:30 – 1:00 PM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Islander String Quartet – TAMUCC

O 1:00 – 1:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: HS String Honor Orchestra – Seven Lakes HS Symphony Strings

Director/Organizer: Carrie Pierce, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi Experience the vibrant compositions of Venezuelan composer Juan Baptiste Plaza and Brazilian composer Osvaldo Lacerda. Get transported to the heart of Latin America with these enchanting melodies and rich rhythmic tapestries.

Conductor: Desiree Overree, Seven Lakes HS Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President

B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 214 Success with the Non-Varsity Band

Clinicians: Sofia Velazquez, Wilson MS; Karly Stern, Haggard MS Presider: April Kondrat, Plano Sr HS Achieving good tone is an important yet elusive building block in a middle school orchestra program. Aside from instrumental technique, Velazquez and Stern will explain two necessary elements in tone building: aural skills and classroom climate. They will provide examples of how students learn from the beginning what characterizes a good string sound through modeling, listening, and storytelling.

Clinicians: John Carroll, TMEA Past-President; John Mireles, Brady ISD Presider: Jana Harvey, Flower Mound HS The teaching of the non-varsity band must always be as thorough as that of varsity groups. Mireles and Carroll will discuss proven methods to take back to your program and put to immediate use. Ask questions and share your ideas. Emphasis will be placed on fundamentals and expectations that all directors should have. B O V 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 217

It’s All About Culture 2.0: It Starts with “We”

Clinicians: Jason Younts, Champion HS; Clifton Croomes, Univ of Texas at Austin; Jason Dimiceli, McNeil HS Presider: Kerry Taylor, Westlake HS Clinicians will present a framework to build attainable program, community, and culture goals for Day 1, Week 1, Month 1, and Year 1. Community buy-in and shared vision are a focus of this session as we work to build culture and community in our programs. Be ready to discuss moving from a program culture focused on me or you toward one focused on we. B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 220 Texas Jazz Educators Association Meeting

Presider: Matthew Hedrick, Burnett JH, TJEA President B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Be Prepared: Score and Rehearsal Prep for Grade 1–5 Music

Clinician: Scott McAdow, Retired Presider: Andrew Easton, Tomball Memorial HS Demonstration Group: The Woodlands HS Wind Ensemble, Carter Frederick, Director Engage band students in efficient learning of challenging and fun music. Thorough preparation for rehearsals results in a more positive and efficient learning environment. McAdow will present examples of how to prepare for an effective rehearsal, including score study samples, focusing on each of the five levels of music on the Prescribed Music List. B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3

Flute Tone and Vibrato Demystified (and How to Teach It)

Clinician: Kimberly Clark, Floot Fire Inc. Presider: Laisha Gonzalez, Sam Houston State Univ Sponsored by: Floot Fire Inc. In this fun and lively session, Clark will share how to fix common tone problems and will explore the use of tone colors for pitch correction and ensemble blending. She will cover how to teach vibrato to your beginners and how to use vibrato to enhance the tone with older students.

O 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 221 Don’t Take That Tone With Me! Middle School Tone Building

O B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 225 Demystifying Mariachi Armonia Instruments

Clinician: John Lopez, Retired Presider: Amanda Soto, Texas State Univ Demonstration Group: Mariachi Juvenile Armonia instrument methods are seldom part of a music education degree, so many teachers who will instruct mariachi can find themselves lacking vital information to successfully teach this important section in a mariachi. Lopez will explore standard playing techniques, styles, and the terminology used for armonia instruments. V 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 How to Practice: Empowering and Motivating Progress at Home

Clinician: Adrian Kirtley, Timber Creek HS Presider: Caleb Bennetch, Timber Creek HS At-home practice is often an activity that is shrouded with mystery. There’s an expectation to practice, but at the end of the day students don’t generally know how to learn music without the help of a director. Kirtley will provide tools for maximizing the process of self-practice and for fostering singers who are self-motivated to make measurable progress and reach goals. E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Texas Orff Chapters Meeting

Presider: Angela Neal, Prestwick STEM Academy, Heart of Texas Orff With a performance by Ellison Elementary Orff Ensemble, Roxanne Ng, Director.

E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Connecting with Hispanic Students Through Active Music-Making

Clinicians: Victor Lozada, Univ of North Texas; Kay Piña, Penn State Univ Presider: Ashley Hagins, Jackson-Keller ES Lozada and Piña will explore culturally responsive strategies for the general music classroom that specifically target the strengths of Spanish-English emergent bi/multilingual students. Come ready to explore how movement, music, and children’s literature can be used to leverage students’ strengths to meet musical goals.

B 1:00 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – REPUBLIC B PML Band Music Selection Committee Meeting

Presider: Gabriel Musella, UIL Music Assistant

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THURSDAY E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Creative and Meditative Tools for Teacher Self-Care

GM 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 008 We Have to Build Positive Relationships with Students, Too?

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sarah Tullock, Snow Hill ES Presider: Kirstie Guillotte, Heights ES Music specialists serve large groups of people, often instruct the entire student body, and collaborate with other educators from every corner of the community. How can music teachers build creative, meditative practices for self-care that fit their busy day and support them in their work? Tullock will outline several creative tools to fit those spare moments in a busy teaching day.

Clinician: Kenitra Jackson, Marshall MS Presider: Jane Mckinney, Marshall MS In addition to all the responsibilities music teachers have, building positive student relationships should not be one that is burdensome. Jackson will discuss the value of positive student relationships, what building positive student relationships is not, strategies to make building positive student relationships easier, and pitfalls in building student relationships.

E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Thrive, Don’t Just Survive the End of the Year

GM 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 218 Vocal Teaching with Spirio | r

Clinician: Angela Leonhardt, Hidden Forest ES Presider: Chelsea Short, Bulverde Creek ES Do your upper-level students get stir crazy at the end of the year? Explore project-based learning to actively engage students’ creativity and musical agency. In this hands-on session, Leonhardt will showcase projects, including video game music composition, stop motion cross-curricular arts integration, and pirate projects that include green screen and cup-passing songs. Help your students thrive, not just survive!

Clinicians: Kennith Freeman, Wayland Baptist Univ; Brian Kuhnert, Wayland Baptist Univ; John Hollins, Texas Tech Univ; Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Presider: Richard Fountain, Wayland Baptist Univ Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Experience live demonstrations of vocal instruction from master teachers using Steinway’s Spirio | r technology.

C B O V 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 205 Believe: Applying the Wit & Wisdom of Ted Lasso to the Classroom

Clinician: Lindsey Coffman, Lagway ES Presider: Kenneth Labonski, Willis HS Teaching students with 504, BIP, IEP, and ARDS has become more common in all of our classes, especially post-covid. Coffman will provide clear legal requirements for these students based upon their paperwork in addition to specific tools and solutions to provide equal access for all students.

Clinician: Carter Biggers, Texas Woman’s Univ Presider: Brian Gibbs, Sam Houston State Univ During the height of the pandemic, the beloved character of Ted Lasso came into our world at a time when many of us needed to be uplifted and have a good laugh. While his character may not speak to everyone, the wit of the writing is certainly applicable to us all. Biggers will examine many of the character’s memorable quotes and show how the wisdom can be readily applied to many teaching situations. C B O V E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 206 Matrix of Intersectionality: Building the Matrix

TMEA Featured Clinician: Nicole Robinson, Cultural Connections by Design Presider: Darla McBryde, Sam Houston State Univ In this second session, focus on constructing the Matrix of Intersectionality using Robinson’s proprietary learning tool. This matrix helps examine the relationships between various social identities, expanding participants’ awareness, and providing a comprehensive framework for navigating intersectionality’s complexities. While this is an in-depth, four-part series, each clinic will be presented as an independent session. C B O V 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 207 Empowering Independent Musicianship

Clinician: Brandon Houghtalen, Univ of Texas at El Paso Presider: Brett Richardson, Texas Lutheran Univ Students often enter our programs with great skill on their instrument but less ability or experience in making independent musical decisions. Houghtalen will demonstrate methods to develop these skills and deepen individual musicianship.

GM 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) 504, BIP, IEP, ARD: Legal Responsibilities and Tools to Help

T B O V C 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 215 Reimagining Concerts: Multidisciplinary & Tech Approaches

Clinician: Stephanie Reyes, New Mexico State Univ Revitalize concerts with multimedia, technology, and interdisciplinary approaches. Explore the history of the static concert model, visualaural perception research, and practical applications for implementing visual media to create engaging genre-bridging performances. Inspire creativity, inclusivity, and innovation in music education. T C 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 216 Podcasting: An Entrepreneurial Opportunity for Musicians

Clinician: Heidi Begay, Flute 360 Podcasting is an untapped market for the modern-day musician. This platform allows creators to showcase their niche content to their listeners. A podcast is a great way to bring new students, performing gigs, creative work, clients, and corporate sponsorships to your studio. Begay will cover what a podcast is, its benefits, and why a musician would want to utilize this digital platform. B 1:30 – 3:30 PM / MARRIOTT RW RIVER TERRACE Phi Beta Mu Board Meeting

Presider: Thomas Harrington, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter President E 2:00 – 4:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL Elementary Division – Visit the Exhibit Hall

Go to www.tmea.org/2024exhibitors to view a list of exhibitors. MS B 2:00 – 2:30 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE Calallen HS Steelband

Director/Organizer: Nicholas Goodman, Calallen HS The ensemble will highlight the possibilities of steelpan performance. Works ranging from Trinidadian calypso classics to today’s modern pop hits are sure to delight.

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THURSDAY MS B 2:00 – 2:30 PM / CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Cedar Ridge HS Horn Ensemble

B 2:30 – 3:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: Texas State Wind Symphony

Director/Organizer: Gregory Horner, Cedar Ridge HS Enjoy an exciting program of arrangements and original compositions for horn.

Conductor: Caroline Beatty, Texas State Univ Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President

MS B 2:00 – 2:30 PM / CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE Smokin’ Aces Brass Band

B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 214 Por la Cultura: Celebrating Latino Culture in the Band Hall

Director/Organizer: Jesse Speer, Honey Grove HS This brass band of eight musician/educators will present a thrilling and energetic performance featuring music from a wide range of genres including jazz, rock, funk, and pop. From Satchmo to Journey, the ensemble aims to spread awareness to as many listeners as possible about New Orleans style brass band music. MS B C 2:00 – 2:30 PM / CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Tarleton Flute Choir

Director/Organizer: Carolyn Keyes, Tarleton State Univ The flute choir will present a dynamic performance of works by diverse living composers including La Bruja Llorana by Ruben Flores, Dizzy by Nicole Chamberlain, Echoes of the Ancients by Sarah Bassingthwaighte, and Within by Ian Clarke. E 2:15 – 2:40 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Kujawa Elementary Eagle Choir

Conductor: Imogen Bori, Kujawa ES Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President

Clinicians: Jesse Espinosa, Klein Forest HS; Daisy Zambrano, Sam Houston Math, Science & Tech HS; Andrew Hunter, Univ of Texas at El Paso; Jesus Martinez, Prairie View A&M Univ Presider: Eric Jimenez, Conn-Selmer, Inc. With 54% representation in our K–12 population, Latino/Hispanic students are the fastest growing group by race/ethnicity. However, their participation in instrumental programs lags. Panelists will share successful strategies for embracing Latino culture in the band hall to foster inclusivity in instrumental music programs. B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 217 Navigating the Terrain: Cultural Appropriation in Band Music

Clinicians: Tyler Ehrlich, Univ of Texas at Austin; Omar Thomas, Univ of Texas at Austin; Danielle Fisher, Long MS Presider: Chase Giddings, Dekaney HS While more band repertoire representing diverse cultures exists today, individual educators are responsible for addressing the complex terrain of cultural appropriation. Join Ehrlich, Thomas, and Fisher for a discussion approached from three perspectives: scholar, composer, and educator. They will explore signs of appropriation and offer strategies for engaging students with diverse styles of music.

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THURSDAY B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 221

Bassoon Pedagogy from Day One

Clinician: Jason Worzbyt, Indiana Univ of Pennsylvania Presider: Gillian Lopez, River City Reeds A major challenge for some band directors is starting bassoon players from the first lesson and managing some of the unique challenges of this instrument. In this clinic, take a beginning lesson on a bassoon and reed, and learn pedagogical solutions to the most common difficulties that this instrument presents. B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 What Judges Hear: A Guide to Success at UIL C&SR Evaluation

Clinicians: Larry Matysiak, Retired; Rick Yancey, Retired; Kevin Knight, Crosby HS Presider: John Morrison, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD With over four decades of highly successful directing and adjudicating experience, Matysiak will use his accumulated knowledge to help directors avoid and address costly mistakes often encountered at UIL Concert & Sightreading evaluations. B O V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices

Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app. O 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 225 Conducting Toolbox for Communication and Musicianship

Clinician: Michael Isadore, Dulles HS Presider: Angela Peugnet, Fort Settlement MS Improve your podium presence and communication by expanding your conducting toolbox. Isadore will discuss various musical and

technical concepts relevant for any level of conductor and ensemble. Be prepared to move and wave as we practice together in this interactive session. O 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Program Spotlight: Central JH Orchestra – The Bridge in a Diverse K–12 Strings Program

Clinician: Tara Truex, Central JH Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President Demonstration Group: Central JH Orchestra Truex and the Central JH Orchestra will explore and demonstrate their function as the bridge between a Suzuki-based elementary strings program and a traditional secondary orchestra setting in a diverse junior high school. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Bringing Life to Text in the Choral Music Classroom

Clinician: Pamela Dawson, DeSoto HS Presider: Chad Lott, Skyline HS Demonstration Group: DeSoto A Cappella Choir Music is not music without an interpretation. Music performance always must extend beyond the notes for fullest expressive effect. Mere technical correctness will not result in musicality. How does the director present the feelings of the music to their students? Dawson will share the techniques that have worked well in her classes to generate ideas easily adapted to the individual director’s style.

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THURSDAY V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Conduct Clearly: Building a Consistent Gestural Vocabulary

Clinician: Alan Zabriskie, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Evan Key, Conroe HS Choral educators spend most of their time conducting their choirs, but many have not dedicated much time to practicing this art with consistent techniques. Zabriskie will present consistent and specific tools conductors can utilize to effectively communicate to their choirs. Attendees will participate in exercises that can be practiced and applied in their classrooms. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Learning to Let Go: Student-Led Rehearsal Strategies

Clinicians: Megan Montgomery, Deer Park HS; Rachel Forester, Retired Presider: Jason Dove, Deer Park HS Student-led rehearsal strategies have proven to increase student engagement and ownership, develop leadership, and lead to long-term musical independence. But how can directors afford to relinquish the control and comfort of the podium? Forester and Montgomery will provide practical tools that directors at any level can incorporate into their rehearsal environment. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Coaching the Choir: Recruiting and Motivating Singers

Clinicians: Craig Aamot, Texas State Univ; Kirk Aamot, Montana State Univ Presider: Joey Martin, Texas State Univ The clinicians will share four key lessons choir directors can learn from athletic coaches. Learn how to recruit and retain more singers, develop selfless student leaders, and create a rehearsal environment where singers support each other and are dedicated to creating beauty through the choral art. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF

C 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 207 Start from the Beginning: SEL in Music Teacher Preparation

Clinicians: Kathleen Melago, Slippery Rock Univ; Scott Edgar, Lake Forest College Presiders: William Redd, Grapevine HS; Allison Gordner, Quinlan ISD Sponsored by: GIA Publications Helping music education majors build important SEL skills while developing skills to embed SEL into their future music classes is a valuable part of music teacher preparation. Attendees will leave with examples of successful learning experiences for embedding SEL into music teacher preparation. GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 008 Maintaining Well-Being as a Music Teacher

Clinician: Karen Salvador, Michigan State Univ Presider: Julie Derges, Univ of Houston Music educators can burn out. While we do need nutritious food, water, exercise, and good sleep to be well, Salvador will skip these basics to focus on habits of thinking and concrete strategies to help teachers re-ignite their passion for music teaching—a career we entered for a reason. We’ll (re)focus on humor, enjoyment, and human connection and try out various strategies. GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 218 Using Spirio | r as a Creative Digital Hub

Clinician: Fredrick Sanders, Washington HSPVA Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos The sky’s the limit with Spirio’s ability to interface with MIDI technology and beyond! Imagine your students composing, improvising, and performing with digital creativity! GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 220 So You Want to Be a Fine Arts Administrator?

Clinician: Jennifer Agbu, Adams JH Presider: Tiffany Sau, Adams JH Pop shows have many facets, from choosing a theme to creating choreography. Agbu will provide practical resources for choir directors, detailing how you can successfully plan and execute a pop show for secondary programs of all levels. Learn how your school’s pop show can be efficient, effective, organized, and fun!

Planning and Executing a Successful Pop Show

Clinicians: James Drew, Fort Bend ISD, TFAA President; Manuel Gamez, Pflugerville ISD; Dinah Menger, Texas Fine Arts Administrators; Kim Blann, Keller ISD Presider: Armando Martinez, Socorro ISD What does it take to become a fine arts administrator? Understand why this role is crucial to the music education field and learn how fine arts administrators support their music teachers to grow, thrive, and create sustainable programs of excellence.

C 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 205 Successfully Navigating the Transfer Process

T B O V C 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 215 Media, Tech, and the Future of Ensemble Music

Clinicians: Danielle Woolery, Texas Woman’s Univ; Gerald Ringe, Tarrant County College Northeast ; Antanasia DeWitty, Texas Woman’s Univ Presider: Jesse Woolery, Denton HS Navigating the transfer process between Texas institutions of higher education can be tricky. The clinicians will identify helpful factors to consider from faculty, administrator, and student perspectives. C B O V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 206

The Music Teacher Pipeline I: Obstacles and Challenges

TMEA Featured Clinician: Carlos Abril, Univ of Miami Presider: Darla McBryde, Sam Houston State Univ Two major challenges in music teacher education today are teachers not reflecting the demographics of students and high teacher attrition rates, combined with declining enrollment in teacher education programs. NAfME’s Music Teacher Profession Initiative set out to identify equity barriers to the music teaching profession. We will review the findings and discuss challenges particular to Texas.

Clinician: William Pitts, The Westminster Schools Music, technology, and media landscapes are changing daily. This certainly includes what our students are seeing and hearing, as well as how they understand the world around them. Pitts will discuss methods for incorporating these new trends and shifts into the way we plan and teach our ensemble curriculum. T B O V E 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 216 Sound to Sight and Sight to Sound: Mixing Music and Image

Clinician: Ian Boynton, Redford Union Schools There are many common terms used in both music and visual arts that are used to describe works of art. By combining examples of sound and image, the learner is offered a more concrete example of how these terms are connected across the arts. Boynton will provide software solutions that can turn sounds into images and images into musical sounds.

E 2:45 – 3:10 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Corey Cub Chorus

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Conductor: Melissa Talton, Holland ES Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President

C B O V E 3:30 – 5:00 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION College Division Research Poster Session

Clinician: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President Presider: Amy Simmons, Univ of Texas at Austin Selected authors present their research at this informal session where attendees can learn about the research and discuss applications to music teaching. Presenters will be listed in the convention program and in the convention app. MS V C 3:30 – 4:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE University of Mary Hardin-Baylor One Voice

Director/Organizer: Matthew Crosby, Univ of Mary Hardin-Baylor This vocal ensemble will deliver a program on “Legacy,” focusing on the elements water and light. Selections include Stephen Paulus’s The Road Home, Palestrina’s Sicut Cervus, and Greg Jasperse’s powerful rendition of James Taylor’s Shed a Little Light. MS B C 3:30 – 4:00 PM /

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Director/Organizer: Douglas Lockard, East Texas Baptist Univ This student quintet from East Texas Baptist University will present an exciting program of new and classic repertoire for brass quintet, including Gabrieli’s Canzona per sonare No. 2, Cheetham’s Scherzo, Scheidt’s Canzona Bergamasca, Mancini’s The Pink Panther, and Luther Henderson’s arrangement of Tuba Tiger Rag.

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Director/Organizer: Oswaldo Zapata, Univ of Texas at San Antonio Enjoy a variety of original and arranged works for trumpet, encompassing classical, Latin, contemporary, and jazz genres. The program will include pieces by Erik Morales, Allen Vizzutti, Kevin McKee, and more. MS B C 3:30 – 4:00 PM / CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Texas A&M International Clarinet Choir

Director/Organizer: Javier Elizondo, Texas A&M International Univ As a university located along the border of Texas and Mexico, students often travel back and forth between the countries. The clarinet choir will present a program that reflects their Hispanic culture and heritage. B 4:00 – 4:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: Baylor Wind Ensemble

Conductor: Eric Wilson, Baylor Univ Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 206 New Kids on the Block: Fostering Positive Connections

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THURSDAY B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 214

Saxophone Success: Beginning to All-State and Beyond

Clinicians: Christopher Patterson, Campbell MS; Robert Eason, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Presider: Gregory Dick, Retired Tired of telling your saxophone section to back off and play softer, only to have them sound worse than before? Patterson will give information on setting up your saxophone section for success from the beginning to get the sound you desire. Eason will expand upon those ideas for gaining success in high school groups, and he will help you plan for successful All-State and college auditions. B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 217 Jazz Programming at Every Level

Clinician: Joseph Jefferson, St. Olaf College Presider: Samuel Aguilar, Pioneer HS Gain insight into building a successful jazz program by appropriately selecting jazz literature for high school and collegiate ensembles. Leave with resources and strategies to grow your jazz program by being intentional about programming. B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 What Becomes a Legend Most: The Teachings of Eddie Green

Clinicians: Cory Meals, Univ of Houston; David Bertman, Univ of Houston; Cameron Kubos, Univ of Houston Presider: Richard Thomas, Angleton HS Eddie Green’s legacy places him in a group of influential band directors whose impact extends beyond their years. Despite this, aspects of his teaching remain obscure. In this session, Meals, Bertman, and Kubos will use historical, pedagogical, and practical connections to share a rich, updated view of Green’s work and its application. Gain both insight and tools for immediate use. B O 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Keeping Your Teaching Priorities on Track

Clinicians: Todd Clearwater, Retired; Thomas Harrington, Retired; David Brandon, Retired Presider: Jeffrey King, Retired Staying focused and effective as a teacher/director/conductor is essential to serving your students’ needs. Our daily choices, reflection, and reassessment influence our effectiveness. Brandon, Clearwater, and Harrington will draw on a combined 100 years of Texas band directing experience to address the importance of having a strong philosophy guiding your everyday practice.

B O V 4:00 – 5:00 PM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices

Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app.

O B V 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 221 Full Orchestra–Winds & Percussion Toolbox Session 2

TMEA Featured Clinicians: Kirt Mosier, Kirt Mosier Music; Stephen Abernethy, Taipei American School Presider: Danielle Prontka, Memorial HS Demonstration Group: Brandeis HS Symphony, Kevin Garcia-Hettinger, Director As the demonstration group sightreads a piece, Mosier will discuss how he works with the winds and percussion sections. As a special guest clinician, Abernethy will share insights on the innovative programs

of the Taipei American School. The clinic will close with a performance by the demonstration group. O 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 225 Orchestra Is Lit! Engaging Rehearsal Strategies for Strings

Clinician: Armond Wimberly, James MS Presider: Fletcher Rudd, Univ of Texas at Arlington Are you seeking to elevate your warmups and diversify your rehearsal strategies? Are your students bored with old technical exercises? Bring an instrument and get ready to have fun! Learn a hip-hop song by rote, warm up to a beat using GarageBand, explore improvisation, play wrong notes on purpose to address intonation, and more! V 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Back to the Basics: Building Musical Literacy

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sandra Babb, Oregon State Univ Presider: True Hernandez, Cook MS Building musical literacy with students of varying levels is challenging for any teacher. Babb will present this process as a way to engage and motivate students. Utilizing repertoire and the musical vocabulary of our profession, discover ways to encourage sight-singing, ear training, and theory during rehearsal. E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Nurturing Wholeness in Elementary General Music

Clinician: Roger Sams, Orff Instructor/Author Presider: Heather Klossner, Fort Worth ISD Sponsored by: Music Is Elementary Many educators want to support students in developing social and emotional capacities but do not have training in this realm. Sams will model lessons that nurture the whole child while simultaneously teaching to curricular goals and building musical skills. Sing, say, dance, and play while examining how to hold space for the development of the whole child.

E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Pathways to Success in the Elementary Music Classroom

Clinician: Robert Geyer, Franklin Elementary Presider: Alan Jones, Dyess ES Sponsored by: Music Is Elementary Engage your students in meaningful musical activities that develop skills and spark creativity through the Orff and Kodály approaches. See how these playful activities can be adapted for your students as they explore musical concepts through a sequence of lessons and games, playing instruments, and creating and composing.

E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF The Secret’s in the Sequence: Developing Process Teaching

TMEA Featured Clinician: Michael Chandler, Austin Peay State Univ Presider: Heidi Bargsley, Hoover ES Research shows effective sequencing in teaching involves defining a goal and a series of lesson steps, or approximations, where each step becomes more like the target goal. Orff teachers have modeled this approach for years and typically refer to it as process teaching. Engage in multiple activities where you will identify these approximations and how they lead to mastery. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 008 Achieving Work–Life Balance: The Best Version of Self

Clinicians: Nathan Templeton, Texas A&M Univ Commerce; Dr. Lavelle Hendricks, Texas A&M Univ Commerce; Mark Crim, Retired Presider: Chris Cook, Arp HS Through experiential learning and research-based strategies, participants will engage the fundamentals of self-care and self-reflection as means of achieving a strategic balance between work commitments and a healthy lifestyle.

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THURSDAY GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 205 Singing Your Praises: Communications Strategies to Promote Music Education

Clinicians: Paul Sikes, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD; Nicole Lyons, Grapevine-Colleyville ISD Presider: Mike Howard, Leander ISD We know what happens in the music classroom each day is magical. But how do we share the magic with those outside our walls? Hear from a fine arts director and communication professional who combine forces to bring these stories to life within their community. Whether you are in a 1A or 6A district, we are all communicators and can share compelling stories that promote music education. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 207

Habits of Leadership in Music Education

Clinicians: Mary Ellen Cavitt, Texas State Univ; Lynn Brinckmeyer, Retired Presider: Beth Bronk, Schertz-Cibolo-Universal City ISD Reflect on your current leadership style and behaviors. Cavitt and Brinckmeyer will discuss best practices and habits of leadership in music classrooms. They will identify ways to explore how you can model leadership for your students and create young leaders along the way. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 218 Establishing Thriving Spirio | r Hubs in ISDs

Clinicians: Andrew Babcock, Lubbock ISD; Aaron Hawley, Ector County ISD Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Enjoy a conversation with two successful fine arts directors who have established Spirio | r hubs in their school districts, where students are now enjoying access to distance piano instruction, performances, and masterclasses. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 220

Get Your Foot in the Door: Interviewing for a Music Position

Clinicians: Philip Flynn, North East ISD; David Stephenson, Alamo Heights HS; Marc Telles, Seguin ISD Presider: David Witherspoon, Seguin ISD Whether you are a college student looking for your first job or an experienced teacher looking for a new opportunity, it can be difficult to get your foot in the door. Clinicians will share a variety of strategies for networking with campus and district administration to put yourself in the best position to earn an interview for a music position. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Let’s Take It From the Top: Working with Administration

Clinicians: Preston Hazzard, Frisco ISD; Chris Cansler, Frisco ISD; Joseph Muñoz, Arlington ISD; Kara Hoeflinger, Harlingen CISD Presider: Robert Draper, Frisco ISD Gaining clarity and understanding from administrators regarding expectations is one thing. What we choose to do about it is something else. A panel of experienced fine arts administrators will discuss five contributing behaviors that can make you more of an impact player on your educational team. Focus on real-world solutions that can make a difference. T V 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 215 Electronic Voice: Alternative Approaches to Music Production

Clinician: Zachary Gates, East Brunswick HS It’s rare that students who want to compose and produce music are also students who are confident in using their voices. However, all students deserve to feel confident in their voice and be able to use it as an instrument. Using a combination of free, built-in, and paid-for technologies, teachers will find different ways of getting their students to use their voices. 42 Southwestern Musician | December 2023

T B O V E C 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 216 You Can Do That with a Chromebook?

Clinician: Jim Ekrut, Retired Bring your Chromebook or other mobile device for a deep dive into new and updated features offered by Chrome OS and Chromebooks for the classroom. Features including camera tools, screen capture and recording, offline access, accessibility tools, and helpful Android apps will be shared. Enhance accessibility, creativity, audition, organization, and assessment. B 5:15 – 6:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Band Division Business Meeting

Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President O 5:15 – 6:00 PM / CC 221 Orchestra Division Business Meeting

Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President V 5:15 – 6:00 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Vocal Division Business Meeting

Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President E 5:15 – 6:15 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Elementary Division Business Meeting

Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President With a performance by Saint Mary’s Hall Lower School Orff Ensemble, Lisabeth Troutwine, Director C 5:15 – 6:00 PM / CC 206 College Division Business Meeting

Presider: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President B 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 214 Big or Small, Teach Them All

Clinicians: Josh King, Beckville JH/HS; Michelle King, Beckville JH/ HS; Weston Fisher, Lindale HS; Melissa Fisher, Lindale JH Presider: Sherry Poteet, Retired Beginner band success is paramount to creating a high-functioning program. Learn how small and large schools can align standards and produce high levels of student success regardless of a school’s classification. B 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 217 Swingin’ from the Start: Building a Jazz Band from Scratch

Clinicians: John Liner, Morton Ranch JH; Mark Rios, Morton Ranch JH; Isabelle Frakey, Morton Ranch JH Presider: Rory Davis, Cinco Ranch HS Demonstration Group: Morton Ranch Junior High Jazz All Stars, John Liner, Director Learn how to start (or jumpstart) a jazz program! From recruiting players to choosing music, teaching improvisation, and everything in between, clinicians will explain and present through performance what you need to know for success from the start.


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THURSDAY B 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Firm Foundations: A Guide to Sequencing Percussion Pedagogy

E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Music Makes Me Move: Dances, Games & Body Percussion for K–5

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E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Sing in Parts: Pedagogy Ideas for Beginning Part-Singing

Clinician: John Bingaman, Byron Nelson HS Presider: Hector Gil, Vista Ridge HS Demonstration Group: Medlin and Tidwell Beginning Percussion Class Bingaman will guide attendees through the maze of a beginning percussion curriculum while exploring a logical and sequential path for the young percussion student. Percussionists and non-percussionists alike will discover a scaffolded process that supports a consistent weekly cycle, creates student awareness, and facilitates content mastery.

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B 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT CD Women Band Director International Texas Chapter Meeting

Presider: Luzviminda Pascasio, Jones MS, WBDI Texas President O B 6:30 – 7:20 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: Roma HS Mariachi Ensemble

Conductor: Eloy Garza, Roma HS Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President O 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 221 101 Daily Warmup Variations for the String Classroom

Clinician: Lisa Burrell, Lone Star College - Montgomery Presider: Melinda Florian, Klein HS Are you constantly reteaching old skills in new repertoire? Do your students struggle to retain new skills while multitasking? Learn a science-based approach to creating dynamic daily warmups that encourages experimentation and discovery while incorporating basic string playing skills, including finger patterns, shifting, bow strokes, tone production, and vibrato. O 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 225 Beautiful Bowings: Developing the Bow Arm

Clinician: David Pope, Baldwin Wallace Univ Conservatory of Music Presider: Maranda Shanz, Poteet HS Sponsored by: Alfred Music Playing with a good sound is vital to keeping students excited about learning a string instrument. If students like their sound and tone quality, they will want to continue playing in orchestra. Pope will discuss the fundamentals of tone production, bow usage/distribution, articulations, and tone color that help students perform with a beautiful tone quality from the start. V 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 It’s Magic! Activities & Games for Reluctant Learners

Clinician: Shelly Swafford, McMath MS Presider: Stephanie Hicks, Spring HS Kinesthetic learning leads to engaged students, retained knowledge, and a fun environment! Swafford will help you fill your bag of tricks with fun activities, games, and classroom management strategies. These low- or no-cost materials will engage the enthusiastic musician as well as the reluctant learner.

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Clinician: Darla Hanley, Berklee College of Music Presider: Eunice Marrero, Vines HS Experience approaches to creative movement, movement exploration, and original dances for the K–5 general music classroom. Hanley will share original teaching strategies that inspire individual and group participation as everyone moves and grooves to iconic recordings of yesterday and today. She will review rhythmic concepts, beat, and body awareness.

Clinician: Lillie Feierabend, Feierabend Association for Music Education Presider: Ronald Thornton, Garrett ES Sponsored by: GIA Publications Feierabend will address part-singing challenges that upper elementary and middle school students encounter while transitioning from unison to parts and ear to eye. Learn strategies to help your students develop part-singing abilities.

E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Better Together: Blending the Approaches

Clinician: Darla Meek, Texas A&M Univ Commerce Presider: Benjamin Daniel, Johnson ES If we want to reach children of various learning styles, each possessing unique abilities, desires, gifts, and modes of expression, shouldn’t we do our best to diversify our teaching styles? Learn how to craft lessons of deep complexity by including audiation, intentional movement, literacy, and improvisation.

E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Incredible India: A General Musical Sampler of Indian Culture

Clinician: Manju Durairaj, Latin School of Chicago Presider: Michael Vasquez, Kuentz ES Durairaj will introduce accessible songs, dances, singing games, and chants that introduce participants to the rich diversity of Indian culture. She will discuss Indian festivals of Holi and Diwali along with the rudimentary concepts of rhythm (tala-meter cycle) and pitch (sargam) in both Hindustani and Carnatic music. Learn basic dance steps of the Dandiya and Bhangra and much more.

C B O V E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 205 A Moment of Inspiration: Connecting Breath to Creativity

Clinician: Shawn Copeland, Univ of Idaho Presider: Charlotte Royall, Retired Sponsored by: GIA Publications When we are born, we inhale and scream. We do it without a lesson in breathing or singing. Air carries our creative intentions from our imagination out to the world. Our bodies are designed to manage this process, yet we interfere. Using mBODYed pedagogy, Copeland will explore our whole-body coordination and discuss approaches to breathing education that unlock our creative potential. C B O V 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 206 Teach Students How to Audition

Clinician: Patrick Anderson, Los Fresnos HS Presider: Andrew Salois, Los Fresnos HS Auditioning is a skill and it’s a game and it can be taught. Anderson will discuss components of an audition, from day one with music to the audition day. Learn about strategies and methods for teaching audition components to help students transform their worst performance into their best! An audition is won from day one. Teach your students how!


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THURSDAY C B O V 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 207 Strengthening Asian-American Identity in Music Ensembles

Clinicians: Vicki Baker, Texas Woman’s Univ; Cryselle Cruz, Sheldon ISD Presider: Danielle Woolery, Texas Woman’s Univ Asian Americans have been assigned strong, sometimes harmful, cultural stereotypes throughout American history. Baker and Cruz will report how these stereotypes have impacted Asian Americans in high school music ensembles and will offer educators strategies for supporting and affirming Asian students through musical role models, enriching musical experiences, and culturally sensitive teaching. GM 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 008 You Can’t Teach Empty Chairs: Recruitment That Works

Clinicians: Angela Ammerman, George Mason Univ; Warren Mize, East Central HS; John Kilkenny, Sewanee Summer Music Festival; BettyAnne Gottlieb, Univ of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music Presider: Jo Scurlock-Dillard, TMEA Past-President Sponsored by: GIA Publications In a world where enrollment directly influences job security, ongoing recruiting and retention efforts are necessary for program stability. Fill your toolbox with innovative resources for generating and maintaining excitement and interest in your program. Discover the brilliance of collaboration and the marketing genius behind student empowerment! GM 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 220 Unlocking TIA: Achieving National Board Certification

Clinicians: Noelle Adams, Pecan Trail IS; Stephanie Morris, Pecan Trail IS Presider: Eric Eaks, College Station ISD Teachers from all content areas will benefit from this step-by-step information about completing the National Board Certificate. Content will be presented from music and performance classes by a National Board certified teacher and one who is currently completing the program. Learn how to approach the process, how to video your classroom for the best results, how to study for the exam, and more.

GM 6:30 – 8:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – REPUBLIC B Texas Black Music Educators Annual Meeting

Presider: Mark Martin, Univ of Houston Texas Black Music Educators is dedicated to diversity in music education in Texas. Learn more and stay updated on TBME on our Facebook page. T B O V 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 215 Orchestrating Innovation: Synthesizers in Concert Repertoire

Clinician: Zachary Gates, East Brunswick HS Learn the basics of synthesis, explore its rich history in classical compositions, and witness live demonstrations of sound design. Discover hidden gems of orchestral music from the 1900s, blending orchestra, band, choir, and synthesizer. Gain insights into a new instrument, repertoire selection, teaching, and grant writing for synthesizerinclusive concerts.

T B O V 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 216 The Ultimate Music Tech, Match-Making Workshop

Clinicians: Kate Hargreaves, MusicEDU; Elisa Jones, Holy Family Catholic School Tired of swiping through music tech apps looking for the perfect match? Unlock more rehearsal time, build a better band, explore classroom essentials, ignite student passion, and embrace innovation. Clinicians will objectively evaluate each tech tool and share its perfect situation match. Don’t miss this headache-free journey to enhance your music program. V 7:00 – 7:25 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Bridgeland HS Tenor Bass Choir

Conductor: Christopher Fiorini, Bridgeland HS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Michael Zook, Perform America-TX, LLC Accompanist: John Markert, Retired

V 7:30 – 7:55 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Harker Heights HS Master Singers

Conductor: Spencer Wiley, Harker Heights HS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Cody Parrott, Mississippi State Univ Accompanist: Gordon Pyle, Pianist

Ready to Shop? See who will be exhibiting at: www.tmea.org/2024exhibitors EXHIBIT HALL HOURS Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Southwestern Musician | December 2023 47


TMEA President’s Concert THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 8 • 8:00 P.M. LILA COCKRELL THEATRE WITH FEATURED GUEST PERFORMERS

Boston Brass & Timothy McAllister, Saxophone Soloist

TIMOTHY MCALLISTER

JERRY JUNKIN Artistic Director BOSTON BRASS

Purchase $20 general admission tickets when you register for the convention. Already registered? Go to www.tmea.org/addon to add this purchase.

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THURSDAY E 7:45 – 8:45 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Drumming 101: Basics, World Rhythms, and Classroom Management

Clinician: Mary Knysh, Rhythmic Connections Presider: Analisa Byrd, Steubing Ranch ES Sponsored by: Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC Knysh will explore the fundamentals of introducing drumming and world rhythms in the classroom and will share engaging and effective classroom management strategies designed to equip you with the necessary tools to create a dynamic and inclusive classroom learning environment for your students. E 7:45 – 8:45 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC

Dance Across Texas

B O V 8:00 – 9:00 PM /

LOCATIONS VARY All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app.

V 8:00 – 8:50 PM /

CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: University of Texas at Arlington A Cappella Choir

Conductor: Karen Kenaston-French, Univ of Texas at Arlington Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Accompanist: Boeun Kim, Pianist GM 8:00 – 9:30 PM /

LILA COCKRELL THEATRE President’s Concert: Dallas Winds

Presider: Isabel De La Cerda, St. Luke Catholic, South Central 4 District Director GM 10:00 – 11:30 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Sigma Alpha Iota Sing

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O 8:00 – 10:00 PM / THE FRIENDLY SPOT Texas Orchestra Directors Association Reception

Presider: Amanda Dickson, Mansfield ISD, TBS Executive Council Member Sponsored by: Tau Beta Sigma Alumni Association

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Clinician: Kathryn Kuddes, Retired Presider: Kristin Vogt, Prosper ISD Come experience the dances and play-parties of the Texas pioneers! Kuddes will focus on active movement activities connected to the diverse history of the Lone Star State.

GM 10:00 – 11:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Kappa Kappa Psi / Tau Beta Sigma Sing

Conductor: Jerry Junkin, Univ of Texas at Austin, Artistic Director Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President B 9:45 – 11:00 PM /

GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter Business Meeting

Presider: Thomas Harrington, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter President

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2024 TMEA CLINIC/CONVENTION Friday, February 9 GM 7:00 – 7:45 AM / CC 206 Fellowship of Christian Musicians Breakfast Meeting

Presider: Rory Davis, Cinco Ranch HS This meeting is open to all. Join us for a short time of praise, worship, prayer, and encouraging fellowship, with a free, light continental breakfast. GM 7:30 AM – 6:00 PM / CC REGISTRATION TMEA Convention Registration/Badge & Program Pickup

If you have not registered, go to www.tmea.org/register to expedite the process of obtaining your badge. Register before January 18 to pay the lowest fee. CC Registration is in Exhibit Hall 1, accessed from the convention center north lobby. C B O V E 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM / CC WEST REGISTRATION

College Division Research Poster Session Display

Clinician: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President Presider: Amy Simmons, Univ of Texas at Austin The research selected for the annual College Division Research Poster session will remain on display for review. Posters will be listed in the convention program and app. B TFME 8:30 – 9:20 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE

Concert: Roma HS Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Moses Simon, Roma HS Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President B 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 214 Essential Ingredients for a Healthy Trumpet Section

Clinicians: Rachelle Isaacson, Cinco Ranch JH; Theresa Baragas, Fort Settlement MS Presider: Rachelle Isaacson, Cinco Ranch JH Grow a high-quality trumpet section by feeding them these five main ingredients: tone, flexibility, articulation, range, and the secret sauce of confidence. Isaacson and Baragas will showcase each ingredient, with games, tips, and strategies to get your trumpet players to perform their best. B O 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 217 Develop Your Lesson Studio: Recruiting, Retention & Routine

Clinicians: Ashley Holder, Trinity Valley Community College; Chester Rowell, Univ of Houston Presider: Mark Perry, Pine Tree HS Holder and Rowell will provide practical strategies for growing your private studio with the three R’s of studio development: recruitment, retention, and routine. They will focus on marketing, retaining students, and avoiding a spring semester lull and will offer suggestions for structuring lessons with a motivational approach to fundamentals and balancing with music.

B TFME 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Program Spotlight: Hanna HS Band – How to Structure and Sustain a Successful Program

Clinician: Dennis Ewing, Hanna HS Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President Demonstration Group: Hanna HS Band Gain insights into how to structure and sustain a successful band program by maximizing limited resources and utilizing staff efficiently. The Hanna HS Wind Ensemble will demonstrate the culmination of concepts and ideas used in the program on a daily basis. B 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3

The PML Experience: The One with Grades 1 and 2

Clinicians: Laura Bell, Stafford MS; Katherine Lewis, Maus MS Presider: Preston Hazzard, Frisco ISD Bell and Lewis will review popular and accessible Grade 1 and 2 pieces on the Texas PML. They will guide attendees through the preparation process, including instrumentation needed, rhythmic considerations, tuning issues, and more. This will immediately help directors searching for that perfect UIL piece they’ve been missing. O TFME 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 221 Marking for Musicality: Score Study for Directors in a Hurry

Clinician: Jordan Smith, Peabody Conservatory Presider: Ryan Ross, Plano West Sr HS The rehearsal process doesn’t begin when the bell rings. In this session, go back to the beginning and investigate score study techniques that can help you quickly and efficiently tackle the most critical components of a score. Smith will focus on practical markings that aid in effective rehearsal planning and student excellence. O 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 225 To Fifth & Beyond: A Guide to Upper Positions on High Strings

Clinicians: Laurie Colgrove Williams, Univ of Indianapolis; Jacob Dakon, Univ of Kansas Presider: Tam Duong, Dobie HS Teaching the middle and upper positions on violin and viola can be a frightening prospect for non-native high string players. The clinicians will lead an interactive experience through which attendees will gain greater confidence in their ability to play and teach positions 5 through 7 and beyond. V TFME 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1

Teaching Technique and Advancing Artistry

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sandra Babb, Oregon State Univ Presider: Eric Gonzales, Fairview JH Demonstration Group: Miller MS Choir, Mario Contreras, Director How can I get my choir to sound better? Why are they singing so softly or not at all? Working with a demonstration choir, Babb will present strategies for teaching vocal techniques and building choral tone, addressing posture, breath, phonation, resonance, and artistic choices. Leave with solutions for common vocal concerns and help your singers produce supported sounds with vibrancy and joy.

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FRIDAY E 8:30 – 9:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Sharing Untold Stories Through Music

Clinician: Jeaneau Julian, Terry ES Presider: Olivia Ramirez, Waverly Park ES How do we incorporate difficult topics in our Orff classroom? Using children’s literature and the Orff process, with personal anecdotes thrown in, Julian will dive into two stories that scratch the surface of untold stories. Arrive with an open mind ready to continue the work of sharing these stories and more.

E 8:30 – 9:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Sing and Play Negative Behavior Away

Clinicians: Lauren Summa, Passmore ES; Emma Bassett, NicholsMock ES; Jennifer Mendez, Sanchez ES; Madison Kimball, Disney ES Presider: Chase Scott, Hood-Case ES You can teach musical skills and behavioral expectations at the same time! Join the clinicians for a session full of active music-making using the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teach procedures and expectations. Learn songs, chants, and more to use immediately with students in grades PK–5. Let’s sing and play the negative behavior away!

E 8:30 – 9:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC I Studied Instrumental Music—You Want Me to Teach Choir?

Clinician: Rebecca Puckett, Sunset Valley ES Presider: Rebecca Puckett, Sunset Valley ES Puckett will provide strategies for teachers who studied instrumental music and now find themselves teaching elementary choir. By comparing the elements of instrumental and elementary choir rehearsals, she will give you the tools to be confident from your first note. Explore warmups, vocal technique, ear training, and approaches to choral music.

E 8:30 – 9:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Poetic Possibilities in the Active Music Classroom

GM TFME 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 008 Not Too Young to Thrive: Longevity in Music Education

Clinician: La Shawna Townsel, Rowe MS Presider: John Morrison, Cypress-Fairbanks ISD This interactive clinic is geared toward young band directors and music education majors soon to enter the profession. Townsel will review a range of topics, from the importance of paying attention in CPR training to common mistakes young directors make while in front of the ensemble in their first years. Focus early on making the most of this profession. GM T 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 220 To Stream or Not to Stream: Demystifying Music Copyright

Clinicians: Brenna Horn-Cronin, GIA Publications, Inc.; Alec Harris, GIA Publications, Inc. Presider: Amanda Ransom, Henry MS Sponsored by: GIA Publications Our online service eliminates the frustration teachers and educational institutions experience when they try to do the right thing to obtain authorization from copyright owners for their use of copyrighted music. Teachers will learn how to legally share school concerts, recitals, pep rallies, glee club concerts, and more with cleared permissions on social media and their school website. GM 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Bad Students or Bad Behaviors? Understanding Trauma

Clinician: Jordan Doss, Midlothian ISD Presider: Larry Doran, Midlothian HS We all need insight into trauma to establish strong relationships and maintain management of our classrooms, especially in Title I schools. Doss will use an interactive explanation of trauma and examples of how we can apply our knowledge to empower our students and retain them in our music programs. Come ready for an exciting look within!

Clinician: Robert Turriff, Coker ES Presider: Chelsea Short, Bulverde Creek ES Poetry and music have been intertwined for thousands of years. Turriff will share strategies for integrating poetry in a variety ways for the active music classroom. Participants will use unpitched percussion to create a sound carpet with existing poetry and will write their own poetry and set it to music.

T B O V E C 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 215 Everybody’s So Creative! Modern Music-Making for All

C B O V TFME 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 206 Mastering Focus and Concentration in the Classroom

T B O V 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 216 Podcasting & Music: The Perfect Mix

C 8:30 – 9:30 AM / CC 207 Rethinking Music Appreciation for the Contemporary Classroom

GM 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL Exhibit Hall Open

Clinician: Mariana Gariazzo, VanderCook College of Music Presider: Paul Berler, Angelina College In an era of technology-mediated relationships and attention-grabbing gadgets, how do we teach a reward-seeking generation and help students thrive and survive the attention economy? Gariazzo will address the most common focus-hindering factors of contemporary life and explore behavioral tools to improve attention in the classroom.

Clinician: Scott Pool, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi Presider: Deborah Popham, Sam Houston State Univ Teaching music appreciation and other general studies courses can present unforeseen challenges to the music instructor. Pool will discuss strategies and methods for teaching the contemporary classroom of non-musician students. Topics will include music selection, inclusion practices, assessment philosophies, and insight to the contemporary non-musician student.

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Clinician: Aaron Staebell, Hal Leonard Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Explore ways to unlock the music maker in every student! Learn how to lead beatmakers, songwriters, and composers effectively and authentically to create their own songs using music technology.

Clinician: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ Sponsored by: MusicFirst Podcasting provides integration of the creative process and concrete assessment into your curriculum, no matter the subject. Dye will discuss ways that podcasting can be integrated into everyday learning activities and assessment. Discover the fundamentals of podcasting and how to ensure meaningful learning while students are creating podcast content.

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CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE McMurry University Percussion Chamber Group

Director/Organizer: Juan Mendoza, McMurry Univ The ensemble is excited to share a program filled with works written specifically for the group, standards in the percussion repertoire, and works that will soon become standards! MS B C 9:30 – 10:00 AM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE David Dees Quartet

Director/Organizer: David Dees, Texas Tech Univ This faculty and student group from Texas Tech University will present an exciting program of works for saxophone quartet, including selections from J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations arranged by David Maslanka. MS B C 9:30 – 10:00 AM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE Southern Methodist University Meadows Trombone Choir

Director/Organizer: Darren McHenry, Southern Methodist Univ This trombone choir will present Kingsville Overture by Steven Verhelst, movements from modern composers Chris Sharpe’s The Secret City and Nicole Piunno’s All the Skies Above, Queen’s hit song Don’t Stop Me Now, and Captain Jack Sparrow from the Pirates of the Caribbean. MS B C 9:30 – 10:00 AM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Stephen F. Austin State University Flute Choir

Director/Organizer: Christina Guenther, Stephen F. Austin State Univ The ensemble will present a fun program of standard and newer works for flute choir using the entire group as well as selected smaller chamber choirs.

B O 10:00 – 10:50 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Tastemakers: A Conversation on Music with Jerry Junkin

Clinicians: Weston Lewis, Louisiana State Univ; Jerry Junkin, Univ of Texas at Austin Presider: Drew Eary, Univ of Texas at Austin Beyond being one of the leading educators and conductors in our field, Jerry F. Junkin is a considerate and thoughtful artist and person. Following the interview style of Hot Ones, Lewis will host a conversation with Junkin to discuss music-making, artistic philosophy, and personal taste, all while eating progressively hotter chicken wings. B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 214 Music Literacy in the Emergent Bilingual Title I Band Hall

Clinicians: Crystal Hoisager, Cleveland ISD; Macedonio Mucino, Cleveland ISD; Brice Harkness, Cleveland ISD Presider: Danny Rubio, North Shore MS Hoisager, Mucino, and Harkness will share their experiences and present effective teaching strategies, games, activities, and differentiation and scaffolding techniques to enhance the music literacy skills of emergent bilingual middle school band students. B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 217 Utilizing Chorales in Daily Fundamentals

Clinician: Charlotte Royall, Retired Presider: Brittany McCulloch, Crockett MS Once a vital part of rehearsal, chorales have become a lost art for aiding in improving ensemble skills for young musicians. Learning the techniques of daily fundamentals based on one concert pitch can be extended by adding in the other demands of a chorale. Learn more about how to incorporate chorales in nearly every aspect of daily fundamentals and make the transition to literature natural and effortless.

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FRIDAY B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Bridging the Gap: Middle and High School Fundamentals

Clinicians: Kim Cooley, Creek Valley MS; Mark Poole, Lone Star HS Presider: Andrew Sealy, Hebron HS Demonstration Group: Lone Star HS Wind Symphony, Mark Poole, Director Cooley and Poole will review the similar ensemble drills that helped their middle and high school groups progress to the level at which each was invited to perform at the 2022 Midwest Clinic. Learn how middle and high school ensemble drill can be vertically aligned and how to implement various tools to advance ensemble skills from middle to high school levels. B O V TFME 10:00 – 11:00 AM / LOCATIONS VARY

All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices

Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app.

O B 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 221 Maximize and Organize: Create Excellence Through Efficiency

Clinicians: Jennifer Gingell, Seven Lakes JH; Bethany Hagin, Seven Lakes JH Presider: Laura Vu, Cinco Ranch JH Learn time-tested tools, systems, and procedures that will help streamline your orchestra program and support optimal student progress. Explore components to a stress-free workflow that will maximize your time and talents by using the most effective strategies possible.

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O B TFME 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 225 How to Be Most Efficient and Inspiring During Rehearsals

Clinician: Miguel Harth-Bedoya, Baylor Univ Presider: Donald Sibley, Corey Fine Arts/Dual Language Academy Harth-Bedoya will discuss how preparing for orchestra rehearsals is connected to the study of the score at various levels and offer how to manage rehearsal time effectively while keeping players inspired to prepare powerful performances. V TFME 10:00 – 10:25 AM /

CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: McCullough JH Chamber Choir

Conductor: Kelsie Quintana, McCullough MS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenters: Curtis Null, Conroe ISD Superintendent; Jill Houser, McCullough JH Principal Accompanist: Kristy Cox, Private Instructor

E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Kodály Educators of Texas General Membership Meeting

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FRIDAY E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC More Than Chords: A Start to Ukulele Fingerpicking

Clinician: Lorelei Batisla-ong, Baldwin Wallace Univ Presider: Michael Vasquez, Kuentz ES Ukulele techniques beyond chordal playing do not need to be intimidating for teachers and young players. Using a Filipino folk song to fingerpick, Batisla-ong will examine a sequence for the young players in your classroom. In addition to building ukulele skill, participants will examine cultural knowing and considerations when using a song from a historically marginalized culture.

E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF You Can Do It! The Orff-Schulwerk Music for Children Volumes Clinician: Kateri Miller, Minot State Univ Presider: Lisa Beyer, Big Springs ES Do you ever feel overwhelmed when you look at the Music for Children Orff-Schulwerk Volumes? You are not alone! Miller will give a practical perspective of how to use the volumes. She will share ideas and suggestions to help get you started in understanding and utilizing the volumes, implementing the Orff-Schulwerk approach to teaching. Songs and activities will be explored through ready-to-use lessons.

C O TFME 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 205 Toward the Formalization of Mariachi Studies in Higher Education

Clinicians: Lauryn Salazar, Texas Tech Univ; Adolfo Estrada, Univ of New Mexico; Jesus Guzman, Mariachi Los Camperos Presider: Paul Higgins, Cypress Fairbanks ISD Demonstration Group: Mariachi Los Matadores, Lauryn Salazar, Director As mariachi continues to grow in high school programs across the nation, creating meaningful higher education degree programs is essential. Clinicians will explore the goals and unique challenges facing the burgeoning field of mariachi studies. Presenting the results of three case studies, they will offer strategies for the successful creation and implementation of pedagogy, curriculum, and teacher training.

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GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Deep in the Heart: Texas Legends in the Music Room

TMEA Featured Clinician: Michael Chandler, Austin Peay State Univ Presider: Emanielli Rojas-Caez, Leon Springs ES Culturally responsive practices include centering materials relevant to students so they may see themselves and their life experiences reflected in what they learn. Texas has produced iconic musical performers and songwriters known in the world of popular music. Chandler will lead a variety of activities that reinforce skills and concepts, utilizing diverse gems from popular music of Texas. E 10:00 – 11:00 AM /

GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Big Fun with Littles: PreK & Kinder Elementary Music Lessons

Clinicians: Angel Walter McGinn, Deer Creek ES; Crystal Bagot, Kerley ES Presider: Nichole Rindom, Alvarado IS Learn four complete music lessons appropriate for preK and kindergarten classes. Each lesson centers on a theme, and the clinicians will present everything you need for a complete 50-minute music lesson, including songs, a social and emotional activity, a creative movement piece, a tie-in to a picture book, and means for incorporating instruments.

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FRIDAY C B O V E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 206 Matrix of Intersectionality: Identifying Our Identity

TMEA Featured Clinician: Nicole Robinson, Cultural Connections by Design Presider: Sandy Hinkley, Sam Houston State Univ In this third session, participants focus inward to reflect on their personal identities and intersections within the matrix. Guided self-reflection and group exercises foster empathy, understanding, and a stronger sense of collective belonging, encouraging students to embrace their multifaceted selves. While this is an in-depth, four-part series, each clinic will be presented as an independent session. C 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 207

Ensembles: Shaping Undergraduate Music Education

Clinician: Darla McBryde, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Brian Gibbs, Sam Houston State Univ Findings from recent studies indicate that ensemble participation is considered one of the most valuable components of preservice music teacher training. McBryde will share findings from recent research projects and present theoretical frameworks that offer a deeper understanding of the reasons behind the substantial value attributed to ensemble participation. GM TFME 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 008 Building Community Through Effective Leadership

Clinician: Alan Zabriskie, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Kathryn Zetterstrom, Allen HS Zabriskie will focus on emotionally intelligent leadership in music programs to manage behavior, foster community, and maximize potential. By cultivating an inward/outward mindset, creating an inclusive environment, embracing vulnerability, building relationships, and improving communication skills, music teachers/leaders nurture a successful collaborative community. GM 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 218 Distance Teaching with Spirio | r

Clinicians: Richard Fountain, Wayland Baptist Univ; Joshua Harris, Talkington SYWL; Michael Cabe, Steinway & Sons Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Break through barriers of geography and access to provide world-class keyboard instruction to your students through Steinway’s Spiriocast technology. Applicable to both lab and studio settings. GM 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 220 Advocacy: Knowing When and How to Say “Music Is Different”

Clinician: Eric Branscome, Texas A&M Univ Commerce Presider: Lance Newman, Trinity HS As music educators, we balance on a razor’s edge of advocacy, where we are compelled to fight for music’s rightful place in the curriculum while concurrently advocating that music is different from other subjects. Through real-life scenarios, data, and legislative highlights, Branscome will equip music educators with practical advocacy strategies, including knowing when to say “We’re different.” GM TFME 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Teaching in Title I Schools: Been There, Done That

Clinician: Scott Lang, Be Part of the Music Presider: Katherine Johns, Floresville South ES Lang will share lessons from his 16 years of experience building successful programs in challenging environments. He will focus on strategies for educators who seek to thrive in low SES environments/ schools and positively impact the students they serve.

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T B O V E 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 215 Stop the Squeal: How to Reduce Microphone Feedback

Clinician: Adam Stanley, Sheldon Academy A better understanding of your school’s sound system equipment can greatly improve the quality of your concerts, recitals, and other events. Learn what the buttons, faders, and knobs do and how the proper use of an audio mixer/console can reduce, mitigate, or eliminate microphone feedback and ringing in typical school settings.

T B O V 10:00 – 11:00 AM / CC 216 Plug and Play for General Music: Engaging the Other 80%

Clinician: Keith Dye, Texas Tech Univ Sponsored by: MusicFirst Keep middle and high school general music students engaged, excited, and growing as creators and performers! Tools for music-making like BZZKTT beatboxing app, YouDJ.edu, Soundtrap, and OGenerator will help students learn real-world music production skills. The key to success includes carefully sequenced lessons with musical models and examples drawn from music that students know and love. O 10:15 – 10:50 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: JH/MS Honor String Orchestra – Sartartia MS Honors Orchestra

Conductor: Heather Davis, Sartartia MS Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President V TFME 10:30 – 10:55 AM /

CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Salyards MS Treble Chorale

Conductor: Amy Moore, Salyards MS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Dianna Jarvis, Retired Accompanist: Aaron Hervey, Private Instructor O 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM / THE CHART HOUSE TODA – Executive Board Meeting

Presider: Colleen Whatley, Westwood HS, TODA President V 11:00 – 11:25 AM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Veterans Memorial HS Varsity Tenor Bass Choir

Conductor: Travis Baldwin, Veterans Memorial HS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Melody Eriksen, Brownsville ISD Accompanist: Uzziel Guzman, Veterans Memorial HS MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE Baylor University Clarinet Choir

Director/Organizer: Ran Kampel, Baylor Univ Enjoy a short program featuring original works and arrangements for clarinet choir, including classic works like Wood’s Mannin Veen and Nelhybel’s Chorale and Danza along with newer selections, MarchBou-Shu by Japanese composer Yagisawa and Compass by Theresa Martin.


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FRIDAY MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Southwestern Assemblies of God University Trombone Quartet

Director/Organizer: Tyrone Block, Southwestern Assemblies of God Univ The quartet will perform celebrated music for and by people of color. The selections for this concert will range from spirituals to Zambian chordal singing to Rhythmic Brazilian compositions and a host of other underrepresented music cultures. Each selection has been chosen to further promote and foster a community of diversity and inclusion. MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE Texas A&M Commerce Horn Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Michael Morrow, Texas A&M Univ Commerce The ensemble will demonstrate their versatility by presenting a diverse repertoire, from classical masterpieces to contemporary compositions. They will showcase the unique capabilities of compositions for horn from quartet to full horn ensemble. MS B C 11:00 – 11:30 AM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Angelo State University Double Reed Choir

Director/Organizer: Janelle Ott, Angelo State Univ Enjoy a program of Latin American music adapted for double reed choir. Selections include arrangements of Mexican folk songs and other works by Latin American composers. This program celebrates Angelo State University’s Latino student population and highlights the importance of Mexican culture to our students in Texas.

B TFME 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: Class 1C Honor Band – Anahuac MS Honors Band

Conductor: Morgan Contreras, Anahuac MS Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President B TFME 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 214 Band Culture: Day One Through Graduation

Clinicians: Jim Shaw, Willow Wood JH; Andrew Easton, Tomball Memorial HS Presider: JD Janda, TMEA Past-President The culture of a band program can make or break its success, not only in performance but also in whether the students’ experiences in that program positively impact their lives beyond the classroom, stage, and field. Shaw and Easton will discuss strategies for implementing and sustaining a positive culture throughout the vertical feeder pattern, from the first day of beginning band forward. B O V TFME 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 221 Yes They Can: Creating Success in Urban & Rural Environments

Clinicians: Marc Telles, Seguin ISD; Samantha DiMatteo, Seguin HS Presider: Brett Richardson, Texas Lutheran Univ Students can succeed regardless of their socioeconomic status. With nearly three decades of combined experience in Title I and low-economic rural and urban schools, Telles and DiMatteo will help guide you in developing a culture of excellence and building a toolbox to enhance your program. With limited to no resources, you still can!

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FRIDAY B 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3

Mastering the Clarinet: Inside the Practice Room with Julian Bliss

Clinician: Julian Bliss, Professional Clarinetist Presider: Michael Dick, Doerre IS From musicality to articulation and everything in between, Bliss will share his thoughts and practices on becoming a better, well-rounded clarinetist. O 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 225 Cracking the Code: Violin and Viola Double Stops

Clinicians: Philippe Chao, Texas Tech Univ; Gwendolyn Matias-Ryan, Texas Tech Univ; Bruno Silva, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Madison Welch, Jones MS The teaching and practice of double stops for violinists and violists routinely causes confusion, tension, and frustration. The clinicians will provide a practical approach that clarifies and organizes this technique in an easy-to-understand model. Outcomes include ease of execution, organized problem-solving, and the development of a consistent intonation framework. O TFME 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Program Spotlight: PSJA Southwest HS Orchestra – We Are Family Clinician: Joseph Bonura, PSJA Southwest ECHS Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President Demonstration Group: PSJA Southwest HS Orchestra Bonura and the PSJA Southwest HS Orchestra will perform and share what makes their South Texas program special. Students have diverse backgrounds that you can embrace in your classroom, making all feel part of something rewarding and encouraging. Come learn new and creative ideas and see what can be done when you believe in your students and dream big! V TFME 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM /

CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Cultivating Choral Community

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sandra Babb, Oregon State Univ Presider: Eric Gonzales, Fairview JH Where did all the singers go? How can I contribute to choir culture when there are fewer singers returning? Babb will provide strategies for empowering students to become partners in a collaborative process of finding solutions. Recruitment and retention are at the forefront of this session, including activities designed to break down walls and build up relationships in the choir room. E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM /

GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Cumbia Rhythms and Beats: Exploring with Orff Instruments

Clinicians: Roberto Zamora, La Joya ISD; Estefania Arriazola, Garza ES; Eleazar De La Garza, Escandon ES; David Loya, Flores ES Presider: Ruben Adame, UIL Region 15 Executive Secretary Embrace diversity and celebrate Latin American heritage in music education. The clinicians will teach Cumbia rhythms with Orff instruments, offering practical strategies for a well-rounded experience. Engage in hands-on activities that foster cultural inclusivity. E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM /

GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF I Can Move! Movement and Students with Mobility Differences Clinician: Jason Jones, Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley Presider: Maria O’Connor, De Zavala ES Movement is essential to responding musically in the elementary general music classroom. However, students with mobility differences may feel excluded when watching their peers move. Jones, a 64 Southwestern Musician | December 2023

differently-abled musician, will guide participants in movement approaches and activities with built-in modifications designed to include students with mobility differences. E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Composition & Improvisation in the Kodály-Inspired Classroom

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sarah Tullock, Snow Hill ES Presider: Emanielli Rojas-Caez, Leon Springs ES Kodály’s philosophy of experiential, playful learning has plenty of space for student improvisation and composition. Tullock will share pathways toward creative work for Kodály-based learning models. Each approach will engage enough flexibility to be adjusted for participants’ unique settings. Participants will be invited to sing, move, imagine, and create together during this session.

E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Start with a Story

Clinician: Megan Tietz, Bay ES Presider: Rome Smith, Ore City ES Sponsored by: West Music Literacy is a major focus of education as a whole, and so many beautiful examples of children’s literature are a natural fit within the context of music class. Explore ways to use children’s stories, poems, and picture books to enhance the music classroom and engage students more deeply in their creative musical experiences.

C B O V E 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 205 T-TESS: Translation of the Rubric for Music Educators

Clinician: Estelle Murr, Cleburne ISD Presider: Jason Jones, Cleburne HS The 4 Domains and 16 Dimensions of the T-TESS rubric may seem like a foreign language, but once understood they can aid professional growth and augment music rehearsals. The T-TESS rubric and process will be broken down and explained using music examples. Gain skills to elevate your ratings, prepare for conferences, and establish high-quality relationships with your administrators. C 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 206 Equity and Justice in Music Teacher Education: Nurturing Inclusive Learning Environments

TMEA Featured Clinician: Carlos Abril, Univ of Miami Presider: Julie Scott, Southern Methodist Univ University music educator preparation programs must prepare students to cultivate equitable and socially just learning environments. Abril will review three curriculum domains: content, context, and pedagogy, exploring approaches that prioritize equity and justice. He will address the challenges and present creative possibilities for preparing music educators. C B O V TFME 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 207 Mental Health Strategies to Bolster Education and Retention

Clinician: Ann Fronckowiak, Texas A&M Univ Kingsville Presider: Colleen Ferguson, Texas A&M Univ Kingsville Studies show wellness deficiencies in music students of all levels. Poor mental health and well-being negatively affect learning and performance outcomes and can cause low retention. Fronckowiak will teach strategies to identify cognitive distortions and reframe destructive critiques into positive ones that will increase student success and create a positive, inclusive learning environment.


FRIDAY GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 008 The Unique Needs of Music Educators

Clinicians: Amanda Adams-Hughes, Mineral County Public Schools; Robert Munoz, Montgomery JH; Alexandra Pearson, Univ of Houston Presider: Robert Munoz, Montgomery JH Join us for a presentation on teacher self-care and well-being, tailored to music educators. Experts in music education, psychology, and well-being will guide you through strategies for self-care and stress management as well as ways to advocate for your own well-being. Through discussion and reflection, you’ll learn how to assess your needs and create a supportive work environment. GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 218 Fundraising and Visioning for Spirio | r Within Your Community

Clinicians: Robert Hansen, West Texas A&M Univ; Eric Baker, Univ of Texas Permian Basin; Bryan Elmore, Steinway & Sons Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Hear from successful administrators and fundraisers about how to acquire and utilize Steinway’s Spirio | r through creative partnerships within your communities. GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 220

Legislative Update

Clinicians: Robert Floyd, TMEA Executive Director; Matt Matthews, Governmental Relations Consultant; Julia Grizzard, Governmental Relations Consultant Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President Floyd and TMEA consultants Matthews and Grizzard will share the impact of the 88th regular and special sessions on arts education, especially on the outcome of an effort to create an arts education funding allotment. They will also discuss how during the interim you can help the Texas Arts Education Campaign (TAEC) educate legislative candidates on the importance of music and arts education in a well-rounded education as called for in state policy. GM 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO)

TFAA Mock Interview Session 2

Clinicians: James Drew, Fort Bend ISD, TFAA President; Manuel Gamez, Pflugerville ISD; Dinah Menger, Texas Fine Arts Administrators; Kim Blann, Keller ISD Presider: Richard Thomas, Angleton HS Interviewing for a job can be daunting. Take advantage of this opportunity to practice your interview skills with fine arts directors from across the state. Receive constructive feedback to hone your skills before actual job interviews. T B O V E C 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 215 TonalEnergy: Beginner, Intermediate & Advanced Strategies

Clinician: Albert Vela III, Oak Ridge HS Sponsored by: Educational Travel Adventures As a music educator, you often interact with beginner, intermediate, and advanced students on a daily basis. How can we differentiate our teaching to appeal to all our learners? Come button-mash with Vela (from the TonalEnergy team) as we explore a wide range of techbased strategies that will appeal to all levels of musicians!

V Noon – 1:45 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON D Vocal Region and Area Chairs Luncheon

Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President B 12:30 – 2:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW TRAVIS TMEA/TJEA Region Jazz Coordinators Luncheon

Presider: Matthew Hedrick, Burnett JH, TJEA President B 12:30 – 2:15 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON EF Band Region and Area Chairs Luncheon

Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President O 12:30 – 2:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW BOWIE Orchestra Region Chairs Luncheon

Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President MS B C 12:30 – 1:00 PM /

CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE TAMIU Percussion Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Mark Boseman, Texas A&M International Univ Enjoy an exciting and diverse program of chamber percussion music. Works include music by John Cage, Ivan Trevino, and Victor LaBozetta. MS B C 12:30 – 1:00 PM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Express Brass

Director/Organizer: Wiff Rudd, Baylor Univ Presider: Wiff Rudd, Baylor Univ This quintet of Baylor University undergraduate students, most of whom are music education majors, will perform a variety of genres, from jazz and pop arrangements to classical and orchestral. MS B C 12:30 – 1:00 PM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE Tarleton State University Tuba and Euphonium Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Floyd Richmond, Tarleton State Univ The ensemble will play a number of arrangements and original compositions including Satoshi Yagisawa’s Ramen Noodles (2011), Kevin McKenzie’s Whirlwind (2014), and tuba and euphonium concerto excerpts, including those by Vaughn Williams, Gregson, Wilder, Lebedev, Bernstein, and more. MS O C 12:30 – 1:00 PM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE WTAMU Double Bass Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Nicholas Scales, West Texas A&M Univ The ensemble consists of double bass majors interested in performing repertoire arranged or written for double bass ensemble or bass orchestra. The program will feature enjoyable and recognizable arrangements, original works for bass ensemble, and a commissioned work for the group. C 12:45 – 2:15 PM / MARRIOTT RW VALERO College Region Chairs Luncheon

T B O V E C 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM / CC 216

Presider: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President

Clinician: Ryan Unangst, Romeo Music Sponsored by: Romeo Music As music educators, we’re inadvertently expected to be our building’s audio experts for functions far beyond concerts and programs. Learn how to identify the audio gear you have, how to set it up, and how to achieve a functional mix to truly serve your students.

B TFME 1:00 – 1:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: Class 3C Honor Band – Artie Henry MS Honors Band

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Conductor: Robert Herrings, Henry MS Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President

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FRIDAY B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 214

So You Made a 2, What’s Next?

Clinician: David Stephenson, Alamo Heights HS Presider: Amber Childress, Judson ISD Contest and concert performances can be a time for great celebration and relief, but they can also be frustrating and painful when the performance or rating doesn’t match our expectations. Stephenson will discuss ways to move forward from disappointing contest, evaluation, or concert performances and grow as an educator and musician. B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 217 Class 1 Keyboard Solo Selections by Ability Level

Clinicians: Caleb Lenard, Central HS; Moses Simon, Roma HS; Brian Zator, Texas A&M Univ Commerce; Kevin Feldser, Mansfield HS; Christina Montoya, Arlington ISD Presider: Juan Mendoza, McMurry Univ Demonstration Group: Tarleton State University Students, Benjamin Charles, Director Members of the PML Selection Committee will present a scaffolding selection of Class 1 keyboard solos, from basic four-mallet pieces to challenging solos that push the limits of a high school percussionist. They will offer an objective rating process that will help new and experienced band directors and percussion instructors. B TFME 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Program Spotlight: Tenaha HS Band – Success in a Rural Title I School

Clinicians: Brian Sours, Tenaha HS; Shannon Rios, Tenaha MS; Cristie Roye, Tenaha HS Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President Demonstration Group: Tenaha HS Band, Brian Sours, Director With their motto “It’s Not Okay to Be Okay,” the Tenaha HS Band has established an award-winning reputation. Directors will discuss techniques and philosophies they have used to develop a culture of success in a rural Title I community, and they will demonstrate these strategies by showcasing students performing in various ensembles. B 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Utilizing the All-Region Process to Help Every Student Grow

Clinicians: Kerry Taylor, Westlake HS; Bryn Roberts, Emerson HS Presider: John Parsons, Texas Tech Univ Taylor and Roberts will detail how you can make the Region audition process beneficial for all students! They will present a unique system that utilizes this music as curriculum to grow the individual musicianship of every student. Gain ideas for adapting this method to your band program, no matter the situation. O B TFME 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 221 Learning from the Pros: Full Orchestra Toolbox Session 3

TMEA Featured Clinician: Kirt Mosier, Kirt Mosier Music Presider: Desiree Overree, Seven Lakes HS Demonstration Group: Educators/professional instrumentalists Mosier will share information and tools for string players to build their technical knowledge and skills for teaching wind and percussion students. Professional instrumentalists will present short summaries about the basics and advanced techniques on flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon, horn, trumpet, trombone, tuba, and percussion. Bring your questions! O 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 225 Beginning String Technique: Routines, Repetition, and Review

nique with the end in mind. They will feature sequential instruction and application for building beautiful tone, agility, and community. Gain specific techniques for teaching posture and left- and right-hand setup and for making connections between learned and new skills. V 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 The Adolescent Voice: Teaching the Opposite Gender

Clinicians: John Wayman, Univ of Texas at Arlington; Joel Duarte, Grand Prairie Fine Arts Academy; Jannette Anderson, YWLA at Arnold School Presider: Diane Lange, Univ of Texas at Arlington The clinicians will offer strategies for working more effectively with students of the opposite gender. They will provide practical information on issues commonly challenging our choirs, like octave displacement, demonstration of correct vocal technique, and helping students sound like their true selves. Get your questions answered by those who have been there! E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Escape the Music Room! Exciting Review for Upper Elementary

Clinician: Eric Hanson, Wilson ES Presider: Amy White, Cottonwood Creek ES Escape rooms are an exciting and engaging way to review many concepts in a single activity. Hanson will guide attendees through a music escape room, provide alternative tasks and challenges to use in escape room design, and discuss methods of implementation for different levels and schedules.

E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Music and Movement: Exploring Social Justice Standards

Clinician: Kay Piña, Penn State Univ Presider: Ashley Hagins, Jackson-Keller ES Come explore Social Justice Standards (from Learning for Justice) through a variety of music and movement activities for the general music classroom. Piña will discuss critical-practices in the music classroom, the importance of including and implementing social justice standards in general music, and how culturally responsive teaching can be supported in this process.

E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Partners in Time: Pairing the Recorder and Ukulele (Repeat)

TMEA Featured Clinician: Michael Chandler, Austin Peay State Univ Presider: Kristin Stubblefield, South Euless ES With recorder and ukulele being popular instruments in today’s elementary general music classroom, teachers often ask which they should teach to their students. The answer is both! Experience musical activities and explore strategies for teaching the recorder and the ukulele side by side, using a scaffolded and sequential process across grade levels.

E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Fire Them Up, Then Calm Them Down with Dalcroze Eurhythmics

Clinician: David Frego, Retired Presider: Michael Vasquez, Kuentz ES Frego will explore music to energize students in musically productive ways, followed by music to calm them and move toward individual reflection. The musical concepts will include meter, duration, phrasing, and expression. He will provide successful classroom management techniques to ensure success.

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FRIDAY C B O V TFME 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 205 College Ready? Strategies for Success in the First Year

GM 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 218 Vocal Teaching with Spirio | r

Clinicians: Emily Heilman, Sam Houston State Univ; Deborah Popham, Sam Houston State Univ; Dana Guidroz, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Sandy Hinkley, Sam Houston State Univ The transition from high school to college music major can be difficult. The clinicians aim to bridge the gap from high school student to college music major with three primary tactics: identifying common knowledge gaps, sharing resources that all colleges have in place to assist students, and giving tips for how to get involved both professionally and socially early on in their college career.

Clinicians: Kennith Freeman, Wayland Baptist Univ; Brian Kuhnert, Wayland Baptist Univ; John Hollins, Texas Tech Univ; Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Presider: Richard Fountain, Wayland Baptist Univ Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Experience live demonstrations of vocal instruction from master teachers using Steinway’s Spirio | r technology.

C B O V E TFME 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 206 Matrix of Intersectionality: Understanding Our Roles and Responsibilities

Clinicians: Paulette Tomlinson, Tomball ISD; Armando Martinez, Socorro ISD Presider: JD Janda, TMEA Past-President We are often our program’s only advocate in our district and community. Martinez & Tomlinson will reveal district/state decision-making that impacts our programs and equip participants to open doors for growth. Attendees will leave as informed advocates for funding, staff, and more, empowered to win a seat at the table.

TMEA Featured Clinician: Nicole Robinson, Cultural Connections by Design Presider: Sarah Allen, Southern Methodist Univ In this final session of the four-part series, Robinson will center on understanding our individual roles and responsibilities within the Matrix of Intersectionality. Explore how to become change agents, challenge oppressive systems, and promote inclusivity in our music classrooms. By gaining a deeper understanding of power dynamics and their potential impact, students can take meaningful action toward creating greater equity. While this is an in-depth, four-part series, each clinic will be presented as an independent session. C B O 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 207 Balancing Strength & Flexibility in Approaches to Teaching

Clinicians: Sally Bohls, Private Instructor; Amanda Drinkwater, Lewisville ISD; Jennifer Auerbach, Private Instructor; Kim Shuttlesworth, Coppell HS Presider: Robert Myers, Guyer HS This panel discussion includes four wellrespected female music educators. Each embodies the idea that it is the grace with which you do what you do that makes the difference in all the lives you touch. The panelists will share ideas about the lessons they learned throughout their careers, touching on mistakes and triumphs. The purpose is to lead to better connections with our students and each other.

GM 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 220 The Room Where It Happens: Winning a Seat at the Table

GM 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Teaching Music in Title I Schools: Strategies for Success

Clinician: Robert Bryant, Tennessee State Univ Presider: Christian Cruz, Anne Frank Inspire Academy With growing numbers of students and teachers in Title I schools, more attention must be paid to the challenges and successes of these programs. Bryant will offer proven strategies for building and sustaining high-performing music programs in Title I schools.

GM TFME 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 008 Mental Health and Self-Care Tools

Clinician: Jarrett McCourt, UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance Presider: Elizabeth Thacker, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts Mental health has become one of the biggest topics of conversation in the classroom in recent years. McCourt, a certified crisis hotline worker, certified yoga teacher, and college music professor, will provide tangible tools for students and teachers dealing with anxiety, on stage and off. Learn ways to manage stress and improve your overall happiness inside the practice room and in the real world.

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FRIDAY T B O V C 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 215 Audio Principles for Live Streams and Archival Recording

B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 217 Busting the Myth of Line 1A: An Expert Look at the Remington

Clinician: Andrew Fiddler, San Jacinto College Central Fiddler will discuss techniques educators can use to capture highquality audio in any environment. Learn about microphone techniques and how they can shape recordings of large or small ensembles in any type of environment. Audio samples of San Jacinto College Ensembles will be used to demonstrate different microphone techniques.

Clinician: Peter Warshaw, Retired Presider: Darcy Vogt Williams, Stiles MS Since the publication of the Essential Musicianship series, many educators have incorporated the Remington exercise. However, many don’t dedicate the time to utilize this fundamental properly. Warshaw will review some of the common myths and misconceptions of the Remington and provide proven suggestions for its use in an ensemble.

T B O V E 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC 216 Creative Stop-Motion Animation Projects for Music Students

B TFME 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Maximizing Your Ensemble’s Musical Potential

Clinician: Cherie Herring, Hammond School Stop-motion animation provides students unique opportunities to be creative and boosts student engagement and understanding of material with nontraditional learning experiences. Herring will provide four examples utilizing stop motion to tell a story about musical fractions, the staff, lip syncing, and retelling a book with sound effects. Learn how to use stop-motion animation in your music class.

E 2:00 – 4:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL Elementary Division – Visit the Exhibit Hall

Go to www.tmea.org/2024exhibitors to view a list of exhibitors. MS B 2:00 – 2:30 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE Grapevine HS Mustang Jazz

Director/Organizer: Pauline Sexton, Grapevine HS This auditioned ensemble is proud to present this fun selection of jazz standards and legendary tunes that will make you stop, smile, and maybe even sing along. MS B C 2:00 – 2:30 PM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE The REbL Trombone Quartet

Director/Organizer: James Decker, Texas Tech Univ These Texas and Missouri professors will perform both original and arranged repertoire spanning several centuries, including Bach’s Fugue in D Minor, Premru’s In Memoriam, Ewazen’s Canto di Lutto, and Sharpe’s The Sacred City. MS B C 2:00 – 2:30 PM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE UT Arlington Saxophone Choir

Director/Organizer: Mike Nguyen, Univ of Texas at Arlington Enjoy this performance featuring more than just the saxophone. The ensemble will be playing, singing, stomping, and much more! This saxophone choir will demonstrate what happens when you expand your thinking about music. MS B C 2:00 – 2:30 PM / CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Stephen F. Austin State University Bassoon Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Cody Hunter, Stephen F. Austin State Univ The ensemble will present a riveting program of standard, well-known works written or arranged for bassoons and contrabassoon by Gesualdo, Miller, and Dorff. There will also be a world premiere of Adam Berndt’s The Cricket for bassoon ensemble and narrator. E 2:15 – 2:40 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Sonido

Conductor: Matthew Trevino, Roan Forest ES Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 214 ATSSB General Membership Meeting

Presider: Rodney Bennett, Olney HS, ATSSB President

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Clinician: Eric Wilson, Baylor Univ Presider: Brian Casey, Brazosport Symphony Orchestra Demonstration Group: Baylor Wind Ensemble Wilson and the Baylor Wind Ensemble will explore and demonstrate concepts to expand your ensemble’s expressive and artistic potential. The philosophies presented will be relevant for varied levels of musical difficulty and ensemble experience, with pedagogical strategies designed to create more engaging rehearsals and exquisite performances for conductors and performers alike. B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Cultivating Percussion Ensemble Excellence in Small Schools

Clinicians: Eric Rath, Canyon HS; Landry Kendrick, West Texas A&M Univ Presider: John Carroll, TMEA Past-President Demonstration Group: Canyon HS Percussion Ensemble, Landry Kendrick, Director With the aid of a student demonstration group, Rath and Kendrick will discuss ways to implement percussion ensembles in virtually any program, regardless of size or resources. B O V TFME 2:30 – 3:30 PM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices

Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app. O TFME 2:30 – 3:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: HS Full Honor Orchestra – Westwood HS Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: Joshua Thompson, Westwood HS Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President O 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 221 Beyond Rote to Note: Teaching Literacy in the Orchestra

Clinicians: Debra Lyle, Foundation for the Advancement of String Education; Felipe Morales-Torres, FASE, Inc. / Cincinnati Youth Orchestras Presider: Penelope Meitz, St. John’s School Have you heard “Is it high or low 2?” one time too many? Have you been dismayed as a student writes letter names under every note? Lyle and Morales-Torres will explore options for teaching literacy from a Gestalt perspective. These techniques can help students connect finger patterns and diagrams to a higher-level understanding of music theory and relate rhythms to each other, to bow speed, and to division. O B V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 225 Mariachi Voice: Where Do I Start?

Clinician: Sean Rodriguez, Legacy HS Presider: Frank De Leon, Simon MS Demonstration Group: Mariachi Leyenda de Oro, Daniel Cantu, Director Sometimes we are fortunate to teach students who are natural singers. They don’t struggle with matching, they sing segundas without much


FRIDAY trouble, and they project well. How do we teach those who don’t come by it so naturally? Rodriguez will discuss solid approaches for teaching technique, intonation, and tone, with tools to use for each challenge. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Everyone Sings: Embracing Oral Traditions to Create Community

Clinician: Nick Page, Nick Music Presider: Robert Stovall, First Presbyterian Church San Angelo Demonstration Group: Alvarado HS Choir, Hans Grim, Director Sponsored by: Hal Leonard With songs from diverse traditions, Page will demonstrate echo, call and response, part-singing, and rounds, utilizing strategies he has picked up from master song leaders like Alice Parker and Ysaye Barnwell, plus a few of his own. He will emphasize getting everyone singing (inclusion)! V B O E TFME 2:30 – 3:30 PM /

GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Failure Is an Option: Finding Value in Making Mistakes

Clinicians: Saleel Menon, Michigan State Univ; Karen Salvador, Michigan State Univ Presider: Chelsea Berner, Spring HS Teachers sometimes avoid trying new things because they fear making a mistake or failing. Yet, failure of a carefully planned idea can be where rich learning takes place for teachers and students alike. We’ll model activities we’ve tried in elementary, secondary, and higher education, discuss how they failed, illustrate the unintended benefits we discovered, and offer ideas for moving forward.

V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Accountability Your Admin Will Love

Clinician: Jeanette Cervantes, McAllen HS Presider: Eric Posada, Angelo State Univ How many of us have been elated by the level of our ensemble’s learning only to be told something like “Your language objective wasn’t written correctly”? Or perhaps we struggle to help a new-to-choir student with their sightreading? Cervantes will share templates and an efficient, stress-free way to break ensemble learning goals into differentiated student goals. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Limitless Success: A Tenor-Bass Choir Roadmap

Clinician: Kenneth Sieloff, Univ of North Texas Presider: Julianna LoBiondo, Univ of North Texas The road to success with any ensemble begins with a firm understanding of needs and wants. By carefully considering these and working to address them in an engaging way, the teacher-conductor will find meaningful success. Sieloff will address a variety of specific needs and wants inherent to all levels of tenor-bass choirs and will offer a multitude of best practices and resources. V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Infusing Responsible Social Change Into the Choral Classroom

Clinician: Melanie Stapleton, Northwestern Univ Presider: Derrick Brookins, Denton ISD Choral directors are eager to incorporate themes of social change in their programming, bringing societal issues such as racism and mental health awareness into the spotlight. However, it’s possible that by including these themes irresponsibly, we’re unintentionally harming our audiences. Stapleton will examine how directors can engage with social change responsibly in their choral classrooms.

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FRIDAY C 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 205 Engaging Undergraduates in Research Opportunities: Why & How

Clinicians: Kelly Hollingsworth, Baylor Univ; Kaylee McGuire, Baylor Univ; Emily Bohmer, Baylor Univ; Madeline Bowen, Baylor Univ Presider: David Montgomery, National Band Association Engaging undergraduates in research benefits students, universities, and music education. Hollingsworth will share how to recruit and mentor students from research interests to presentation and publication. Three undergraduates in different phases of research will share their experiences, lessons learned, and other benefits. C B O V 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 206

The Music Teacher Pipeline II: Opportunities, Practices, and Reform

TMEA Featured Clinician: Carlos Abril, Univ of Miami Presider: Sandy Hinkley, Sam Houston State Univ Building on the previous session, we will cover strategies for recruiting, preparing, supporting, and retaining music teachers. Abril will emphasize collaborating with stakeholders, including teachers, administrators, policymakers, and music teacher educators, to foster an inclusive and supportive environment to reevaluate common practices in the field. C B O V E TFME 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 207 Anxiety: Understanding and Managing Stress

Clinician: Brian Gibbs, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Darla McBryde, Sam Houston State Univ Gibbs will present information about different ways anxiety manifests, how to recognize our body’s stress signals, and how some types of anxiety promote resilience. Gibbs will share breathing protocols shown to be effective in achieving calmness and alertness. Attendees will learn how light exposure and eating habits can contribute to healthy sleep patterns essential in managing stress. GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 008 Better Boundaries for the Private Lesson Instructor

Clinician: Beth Duhon, Oakland ES Presider: Julie Boettiger, Fort Bend ISD Frustrated with those who don’t respect your time or don’t treat you like a professional? You need better boundaries! Duhon will help private lesson instructors approach their studio as the business that it is instead of a hobby. Maximize your income and impact while minimizing wasted energy and disrespect. Participants will learn to write and deliver clear studio policies, estimate earnings, calculate their minimum hourly rate, and more. GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 218 Using Spirio | r as a Creative Digital Hub

Clinician: Fredrick Sanders, Washington HSPVA Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos The sky’s the limit with Spirio’s ability to interface with MIDI technology and beyond! Imagine your students composing, improvising, and performing with digital creativity! GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 220 Who Cares? A Candid Discussion on the Value of Music Education

Clinician: Jeffrey D. Jones, Marcus HS Presider: Cody Newman, Forney HS Music is more than a class; music is a place to belong. Jones will offer practical tips to help busy educators debunk common myths, engage community support, and build a sustainable culture of high achievement in communities with countless elective options that are “perfect for your child.” 72 Southwestern Musician | December 2023

GM 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Realizing Diversity: An Equity Framework for Music Education

Clinician: Karen Howard, Univ of St. Thomas Presider: Erik Reynolds, Ellison HS Sponsored by: GIA Publications An equity framework designed for all music educators explores the domains of identity, diversity, action, and justice. Howard will provide models for infusing socially just practices into elementary, secondary, and university music settings. This standards-based structure includes learning objectives for music educators as well as their students. T B 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 215 Futuristic Percussion: Life Beyond the Bell Kit

Clinician: Chase Banks, Green Vibes Project/GreenHaus Productions This session will showcase how to incorporate mallet percussion MIDI controllers and music notation software into a percussion curriculum. Learn how MIDI controllers can be used to teach music theory, composition, and beat-making and how they can be integrated into existing lesson plans and curricula. T B O V E C 2:30 – 3:30 PM / CC 216 Repurposing Older Music Technology for Makerspaces

Clinician: Herbert Midgley, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Join us on a journey to recycle technology and create music in your makerspace. Midgley will cover how to use out-of-date computers, MIDI equipment, and software to allow users in makerspaces to create music and podcasts. Often, school districts have many older laptops that could be converted to music production stations with some free or inexpensive software connected to MIDI controllers.

E 2:45 – 3:10 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: AC2E Elementary “Harmonix”

Conductor: Noe Benitez, Rio Grande City CISD Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President

E 3:15 – 3:40 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Neill Rockin’ Longhorns

Conductor: Staci Waites, Neill ES Presider: Christopher Giles, Mireles ES, TMEA Elementary Division Vice-President MS O C 3:30 – 4:00 PM / CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE University of Texas San Antonio String Band

Director/Organizer: Nicole Cherry, Univ of Texas at San Antonio The ensemble will present an exciting program of string ensemble works from a variety of cultures with cultural ancestry that can be traced back to Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean, and Central and South America. MS B C 3:30 – 4:00 PM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Texas A&M University Commerce Saxophone Quartet

Director/Organizer: Chris Beaty, Texas A&M Univ Commerce Enjoy an exciting program of various styles and genres from classic to modern literature, including selected movements from Guillermo Lago’s Ciudades and Carter Pann’s The Mechanics to jazz selections by Rick Hirsch and several others. MS O C 3:30 – 4:00 PM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE UTRGV Guitar Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Hector Rodriguez, Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley The ensemble will present an exciting selection of Latin-American guitar ensemble repertoire, including works by Celso Machado, Marco Pereira, and Eduardo Martin.



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FRIDAY MS B C 3:30 – 4:00 PM / CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Just a Couple of Basses

Director/Organizer: Shannon McDonald, Texas Woman’s Univ This bass clarinet duo will present an exciting program of contemporary works to include Black by Mellits, Klez Duo by Russell, and Sojourn of the Face by Boots. B TFME 4:00 – 4:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: Class 3A Honor Band – Mineola HS Band

B O V TFME 4:00 – 5:00 PM / LOCATIONS VARY All-State Rehearsal: Techniques and Best Practices

Observe an All-State clinician/conductor in rehearsal. Rehearsal locations will be in the convention program and app.

O B TFME 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 221 Motivational Strategies on Teaching Music in Today’s Climate

Conductor: Jim Best, Mineola ISD Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President

TMEA Featured Clinician: Kirt Mosier, Kirt Mosier Music Presider: Julie Blackstock, Liberty HS Mosier will give his insights on modeling best leadership practices, building relationships, and traversing today’s difficult climate for all teachers.

B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 214 Get Through the Concert: Emergency Repairs for Directors

O B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 225 A Bilingual Approach to Teaching Mariachi

Clinician: Simon Coffman, Lucas MS Presider: David White, Houston Community College-Central Sponsored by: Brook Mays Music/H&H Music When instruments break, the best course of action is to immediately take them to a repair shop, but that might not always be possible. Coffman will explain and demonstrate emergency repairs that can be used (and those to avoid) until a student can visit the local repair shop. B 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 217 Creating a Practice Culture in Your Band Program

Clinician: Rachel Johnstone, Wiley MS Presider: Ryan Johnstone, Rouse HS Johnstone will share how to get students to buy into daily practice and create time for it. She will also offer how to structure classes to support daily practice so that you have a program full of students who love getting better on their instruments.

Clinicians: John Nieto, Brackenridge HS; Jairo Salazar, Irma Marsh MS; Joe Soliz, Fly JH; Raymond Nieto, Twain Dual Language Academy MS Presider: Daniel Loudenback, San Antonio ISD Demonstration Group: Brackenridge HS Mariachi Aguila, John Nieto, Director Sponsored by: GIA Publications Habits of a Successful Beginner Mariachi Músico introduces beginner students and mariachi directors to a new method that incorporates activities, note graphics, theory, genre origins, appropriate level repertoire (original and traditional), and more. The clinicians and demonstration group will explore how you can incorporate this method into a daily routine.

TE XA S LU T H ER A N U N IV E RS IT Y S C H O O L O F MUS IC

YOUTH CHOIR

FESTIVAL FOR TREBLE VOICES, GRADES 4–12

Featuring Bob Chilcott 2024 Festival Conductor

Saturday, January 20, 2024

9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. | Jackson Auditorium 4:00 p.m. Free Final Performance Registration form online at: www.tlu.edu/youth-choir-festival For more information, contact Laurie Jenschke at ljenschke@tlu.edu or 830.456.3016.

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FRIDAY V 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 Fixer-Upper: Choir Edition

Clinician: Clinton Hardy, Trinity Springs MS Presider: Jodi Coke, Hillwood MS Does your program need renovation? With the covid pandemic, many choral programs have suffered. Hardy will help attendees face challenges that programs have encountered and will offer a solid foundation for repairing your middle school/junior high program. Join this fun journey of creating a DIY rebuilding project that will rejuvenate your choir program! E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Connecting with Cultures South of the Border

Clinician: Rene Boyer, Professor Emeritus, Univ of Cincinnati Presider: Kristin Stubblefield, South Euless ES Sponsored by: Peripole Sing, move, and play instruments to songs and activities enjoyed by children in Mexico, Brazil, Panama, and other countries in Central and South America. Introduce yourselves to the harmonies and rhythms that make these cultures memorable in the hearts and souls of the children you teach.

E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Are Uke Frustrated? Ukulele Instruction Without Frustration

Clinician: Analisa Byrd, Steubing Ranch ES Presider: Shelly Ascolese, Coronado Village ES Sponsored by: Rhythm Band Instruments, LLC Gain new ideas for keeping ukulele instruction fun, motivating, engaging, and frustration-free! Byrd will demonstrate techniques and present resources for teaching chords and strumming, and she will offer strategies for breaking down complex tasks into small steps to limit frustration with engaging activities!

E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Mindfulness as the Basis for Classroom Management in Music TMEA Featured Clinician: Sarah Tullock, Snow Hill ES Presider: Nichole Rindom, Alvarado IS Positive classroom management can create a sense of trust, safety, and belonging in the music room. Tullock will highlight mindfulness as a basis for positive classroom management in the music setting. Participants will be invited to test-drive tools for engaging mindfulness so that classroom management decisions can emerge from the educator’s best intention, grounded in holistic awareness.

E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Integrating Orff Schulwerk Without Using Instruments

C B O V TFME 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 205 How to Care for Pre-College Student Composers

Clinician: Lane Harder, Southern Methodist Univ Presider: Sarah Allen, Southern Methodist Univ Do you have a student composer in your music program? You can help them, and they can help your program in many ways. Harder will explore the creative needs of the burgeoning, pre-college composer. He will demonstrate the important role that teachers play in their students’ growth as musicians and will discuss strategies and activities for a mutually beneficial relationship between composer and program.

C B O V TFME 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 206 Activism and Music: A Season of Engagement and Connection

Clinician: Rachel Dirks, Kansas State Univ Presider: Chase Giddings, Dekaney HS Join in a conversation about engagement, connection, and activism woven into the rehearsal and performance experience. Discuss opportunities to merge repertoire selection with current social topics and ways to encourage brave conversations in the music space. Dirks will share strategies to engage your audience in these conversations during the concert and beyond.

C B O V E 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 207 Music & the Brain: What Really Occurs in Your Classroom

Clinician: Thomas Gonzales, Brownfield ISD Presider: Rachel Gonzales, Lubbock-Cooper HS Aural reasoning is a central learning process in the music classroom. It is the cornerstone of cognition, memory, judgment, reasoning, comprehension, and more. Gonzales explores these in an effort to advocate to administrators to support these programs and to qualify music teachers as experts in aural reasoning who might supplement core curricular pedagogy. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 218 Establishing Thriving Spirio | r Hubs in ISD

Clinicians: Andrew Babcock, Lubbock ISD; Aaron Hawley, Ector County ISD Presider: Oliver Lucero, Univ of Texas Permian Basin Sponsored by: Steinway & Sons Pianos Enjoy a conversation with two successful fine arts directors who have established Spirio | r hubs in their school districts, where students are now enjoying access to distance piano instruction, performances, and masterclasses. GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 220 An Informal Conversation with Robert Floyd

Clinician: Erika Knapp, Univ of North Texas Presider: Rome Smith, Ore City ES Do you love the ideas presented in Orff workshops but don’t have the instruments in your classroom? Knapp will focus on how to bring the principles and processes of Orff Schulwerk alive without needing instruments. Use speech, singing, body percussion, movement, and found sounds to move through Orff processes and build exciting lessons!

Clinician: Robert Floyd, TMEA Executive Director Presider: Richard Floyd, UIL State Director of Music Emeritus TMEA Executive Director Robert Floyd will share stories from his journey through 26 years of teaching and 31 years of serving as the CEO of TMEA. He will offer some of his favorite stories from the capitol when TMEA leaders fought to protect music in our Texas schools. Questions are welcome!

C 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 008 College Student Open Forum

GM 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Strategic Planning for the UIL Instrumental Sightreading Pilot

Clinicians: Amanda Drinkwater, Lewisville ISD; Pamela Dawson, DeSoto HS Presider: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President Undergraduate and graduate college students are invited to attend this open forum about the teaching profession with two outstanding music educators. This will be a moderated question-and-answer format to address ideas, concerns, and questions about music education in Texas.

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Clinicians: Bradley Kent, UIL State Director of Music; Gabriel Musella, UIL State Assistant Music Director Presider: Frank Coachman, TMEA Deputy Director Demonstration Group: Cedar Park MS Band, Britni Hummel, Director Sponsored by: UIL Music Come observe a live demonstration of the UIL Sightreading procedures for band and orchestra.


FRIDAY GM TFME 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3

Texas Future Music Educators Meeting & Keynote

Presider: Kay Vanlandingham, TMEA Administrative Director Members of Texas Future Music Educators gather for an update from TMEA and an inspiring keynote address. T B O V E C 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 215

Automated Rubrics: Using Technology to Streamline Assessment

Clinician: Elizabeth Petersen, Univ of North Texas Learn how to create an automated rubric using free Google apps. Once it’s set up, use your mobile device or computer to record assessments in real time and let Google do the math, creating individual student reports for you. Petersen will demonstrate how to set up the technology and how quickly and easily you can reuse your rubrics.

T B O V E C 4:00 – 5:00 PM / CC 216 Lights, Camera, Access! Create Beautiful Teaching Videos

Clinicians: Huei-Yuan Pan, Ensemble Block; Karl Arrieta, Ensemble Block; Andres Aya, Austin HS Sponsored by: Ensemble Block How can you create beautiful teaching videos with the technology you have, and how will it provide access, equity, and inclusion for your diverse community of learners? From beginners to experienced content creators, learn how to make videos to scale your positive impact on students, providing teaching and learning resources before, during, and after in-person classes. GM TFME 5:00 – 8:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL

College Night (All Participants)

Presider: Matthew McInturf, Sam Houston State Univ, TMEA College Division Vice-President All participating institutions will be available during this Friday segment of the College Exhibits. For a list of institutions, go to www. tmea.org/2024exhibitors. Many institutions will also be present throughout the Thursday–Saturday exhibit hall hours in the College Exhibits area. GM 5:15 – 6:00 PM / LOCATIONS VARY TMEA Region Meetings

Meeting locations will be published in the convention program and app. GM 5:15 – 6:00 PM / MARRIOTT RW SALON EF

with confidence from the start. Bring an oboe reed for the most engaging clinic experience. B O 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 217 Six Sagacious Staples for a Positive Learning Environment

Clinician: David Mobley, Round Rock HS Presider: Cathy Benford, Round Rock HS Mobley will discuss ways to create a positive learning environment and foster happier students. He will offer several ways to aid student performance and encourage directors and group leaders to find an authentic place from which to teach. B 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 3 Marches by Women

Clinician: Ashley Hawk, Univ of Oklahoma Presider: Amanda Stevenson, Churchill HS Demonstration Group: 36th Infantry Division Band, Jeffery Lightsey, Director Whether you are looking to update and diversify your march repertoire or simply want to listen to the 36th Infantry Division Band, in this session, Hawk will highlight a wide variety of great marches written by women. She will present additional resources and a complete catalog of accessible concert band marches written by women, spanning three centuries. O TFME 6:30 – 7:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: TCU Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: German Gutiérrez, Texas Christian Univ Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President O 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 221 What the Non-Cellist Needs to Know to Teach Cello

Clinicians: Sam Flippin, Texas State Univ; Karla Hamelin, Texas State Univ Presider: Jacob Harrison, Texas State Univ Flippin and Hamelin will explain and demonstrate basic physical elements of tension-free cello playing so that any teacher can feel comfortable modeling and teaching cello. Learn how to establish this balanced setup and gain practical strategies for preventing or remediating the physical challenges often seen in young cellists. O 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 225 Defining Success Beyond a UIL Trophy

Presider: Michael Stringer, Mesquite ISD, TMEA Immediate Past-President

Clinician: Michelle Bell, Wilson MS Presider: Melissa Livings, Pearce HS Just as STAAR scores don’t offer the complete picture of a student’s knowledge, UIL scores don’t give a full picture of a program’s health. Bell will provide a framework for collecting quantitative data to help measure your program’s strengths and identify areas for growth. She will show how that data can be used to maximize student achievement and advocate for your program’s needs.

B TFME 6:30 – 7:20 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2

O B V 6:30 – 7:30 PM /

Retired Teachers Reception

Presider: Jesse Cannon II, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA President-Elect GM 6:00 – 8:30 PM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) TMEA Past-Presidents Dinner

Concert: O’Connor HS Jazz Ensemble

Conductor: Alfonso Alvarado, Northside (San Antonio) ISD Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President B 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 214 Double the Reed, Double the Fun: Overcoming the Fear of Oboe

Clinician: Lisa James, Cinco Ranch JH Presider: Rachelle Isaacson, Cinco Ranch JH Teaching middle school oboe does not have to be something to fear or avoid, and oboe students can gain quality fundamental instruction and success in your band class. James will supply tools and simple strategies for middle school band directors to teach beginner oboe

GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT AB Texas Association of Mariachi Educators General Membership Meeting

Presider: Ramon Niño, North Side HS, TAME President V 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 1 The Five R’s of Growing a Choral Program: Title I Edition

Clinician: Michelle Willey, Tomball JH Presider: Paulette Tomlinson, Tomball ISD Join Willey as she explores ways to plan, energize, and succeed in Title I schools through repertoire, reading, recruitment, retention, and, most importantly, relationships.

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FRIDAY E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Hip Hop: It’s Elemental

Clinicians: LeslieAnne Bird, Three Little Birds Music Education Services LLC; Kenrick Wagner, University of South Florida Presider: Sandra Divnick, Pre-K Academy at West Ave Many K–5 general music educators are intimidated by rap and hip hop because they lack knowledge of the musical structures and aren’t sure where to access hip hop for the elementary setting. Bird and Wagner will break down the elements of hip hop into musical concepts that all musicians can understand and will share lessons to build skills. E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF

Top 10 Recorder Challenges

Clinician: Anita Edwards, Teed ES/MS Presider: Brenham Adams, NYOS Charter School Sponsored by: Macie Publishing Company Recorder is a tremendous tool for developing music reading skills, fostering musical literacy, and enhancing musicianship. Success lays the foundation for continued musical involvement. All recorder teachers face certain universal challenges; Edwards will address the top ten, providing strategies to help you respond to them.

E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Kodály for Older Beginners

Clinician: Lynette Vincent, East Texas Baptist Univ Presider: Kathryn Kuddes, Retired Especially during the first years at a new school, elementary music teachers may need to adapt curricular sequencing for older elementary students who don’t have solid foundations in reading music. Vincent will present tonal sequencing for older beginners, characteristics of materials that are engaging for this group, and relevant scope and sequence.

E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Folk Dance with a Twist: Adding Different Genres to the Mix

Clinician: Missy Strong, GIA Publications, Inc. Presider: Wendy Hebert, Hart ES Sponsored by: GIA Publications There are so many musical styles to choose from when folk dancing: K-pop, EDM, country, reggaeton, traditional pop, Bollywood, hip hop, trap, electro swing, and more. Adding new genres to the existing repertoire is fun, engaging, and increases buy-in from students alongside an activity already rich in musical opportunities. Get ideas for dances and music to use in your classroom right away. GM 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 207

Music Beyond the Schools: Working with Community Ensembles

Clinicians: Brian Shelton, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi; Jose Flores, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi Presider: Michael Dick, Doerre IS Connect with your community through music! Flores and Shelton will discuss their experiences as community ensemble directors in a predominantly Hispanic area. They will share insights on recruiting and community outreach as well as approaches to teaching and connecting with performers of all ages and skill levels. T B O V E 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 215 Composition and Music Literacy in a Title I Setting

Clinicians: Emily Brandt, Applied Learning Academy; Julio Montañez, Applied Learning Academy Demonstration Group: ALA Music Advisory Student Composers, Julio Montañez, Director Sponsored by: Soundtrap/Spotify Brandt, Montañez, and their students will show how they use music composition with Noteflight and Soundtrap to enhance music literacy in a Title I middle school. 78 Southwestern Musician | December 2023

T B O V C 6:30 – 7:30 PM / CC 216 Developing a Digital Music Class

Clinician: Jefferson Aranda, GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi Aranda will review examples and strategies for developing a Digital Music Class. Learn how to integrate music theory, compositions, and songwriting in projects related to students’ interests, such as music for video games, movies and television, advertisements, and more. V TFME 7:00 – 7:25 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Montgomery HS Chorale Women Conductor: Heather Orr, Montgomery HS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Denise Eaton, TMEA Past-President Accompanist: Joseph Fuller, Pianist O 7:30 – 9:30 PM / TEXAS DE BRAZIL Mu Omicron Dinner

Presider: Matt Cross, Allen HS

V 7:30 – 7:55 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: Plano West Sr HS Chorale

Conductor: Sarah Council, Plano West Sr HS Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Janis Williams, Plano West Senior HS Principal Accompanist: Jim Wilson, Pianist

B TFME 8:00 – 8:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: Class 5A Honor Band – Lone Star HS Wind Symphony

Conductor: Mark Poole, Lone Star HS Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President V 8:00 – 8:50 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM 2–4 Concert: West Texas A&M University Chorale

Conductor: Sean Pullen, West Texas A&M Univ Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Presenter: Milton Pullen, Oklahoma City Univ Accompanist: Lyudmila Abbasova, West Texas A&M Univ GM 9:30 – 11:30 PM / LOCATIONS VARY College Reunions

Reconnect with alumni and faculty at your college reunion. Locations will be published in the convention program and app. GM 10:00 – 11:30 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia Sing

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2024 TMEA CLINIC/CONVENTION Saturday, February 10 B 7:00 – 8:30 AM / CC LDR (RIVER LEVEL–GROTTO) Phi Beta Mu New Members Installation Breakfast

Presider: Thomas Harrington, Phi Beta Mu Alpha Chapter President GM 7:30 AM – 1:00 PM / CC REGISTRATION TMEA Convention Registration/Badge & Program Pickup

If you have not registered, go to www.tmea.org/register to expedite the process of obtaining your badge. Register before January 18 to pay the lowest fee. CC Registration is in Exhibit Hall 1, accessed from the convention center north lobby. B 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 214

Applying IEP Accommodations in the Band Room

Clinician: Adam Lynskey, Shiner ISD Presider: Matthew Luttrell, Midwestern State Univ Lynskey will provide a brief overview of IEPs, their language, and their use. Lynskey will then explore how IEP language addressing math, reading, and other areas can help band directors provide accommodations to allow all students to participate in the band program. B 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 217 Playing Ball: Strategies for Sharing Students

Clinicians: Rustin Honeycutt, Troy HS; Brian Sours, Tenaha HS; Kara Wallace, Commerce HS; Jon Weddle, Celina ISD Presider: Marc Nichelson, China Spring HS Student athletes involved in music programs often are caught between two adults who are passionate about their respective programs. The panel will give strategies developed by coaches and band directors for successfully sharing students. O 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 213 Texas Guitar Directors Association Summit

Clinicians: Michael Quantz, Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley; Edward Grigassy, Bellaire HS Presider: Michael Quantz, Univ of Texas Rio Grande Valley The Texas Guitar Directors Association Summit is a collaborative meeting for guitar teachers. TGDA exists to help build a community of guitar teachers and promote communication and growth of highquality guitar education statewide. Exciting topics for this year’s summit include concert and sightreading events, All-Region ensemble development, repertoire, and rehearsal techniques. O 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 221 AB Choosing Repertoire with a Pedagogical Focus

Clinician: Charlene Dell, Univ of Oklahoma Presider: Kevin Black, Clear Lake HS What drives your repertoire choices? Do you begin with a set of pieces or a set of concepts and skills that must be taught? Dell will provide ways to develop a one-, two-, or three-year curriculum plan that will provide the structure upon which to choose repertoire for your ensemble, ensuring strong technical and musical growth.

O B 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 221 CD Blow to Bow: How to Switch from Band to Orchestra

Clinician: Caitlyn Nguyen, Rushing MS Presider: John Tapley, Shackelford JH As orchestra programs grow, music educators without a string background are stepping into string education. Nguyen will review research demonstrating the need for more string teachers and present the essential steps to successfully transition to string teaching, as well as important pedagogical foundations for the string classroom. O 8:00 – 9:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – REPUBLIC B Mu Omicron Business Meeting

Presider: Matt Cross, Allen HS

V 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 225 AB Patterns, Rhymes, and Rhythms, Oh My!

Clinician: Jason Mincy, Navasota HS Presider: Sarah Cook, Wichita Falls HS Building better musicianship skills starts with a solid foundation in rhythm. This interactive session is filled with hands-on activities, rhythm games, assessments, and strategies for improving emerging musicians’ ability to read music. These strategies and tools will challenge all your students, regardless of skill level! V 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 225 CD I’m Losing My Voice: Methods to Help Promote Vocal Health

Clinician: James Rodriguez, Texas Christian Univ Presider: Marla Ringel, Texas Christian Univ One of the most challenging parts of teaching can be knowing how to keep the voice working healthily throughout the academic year. Rodriguez will provide an overview of available tools and exercises to help classroom teachers prevent overusing or losing their voices. E 8:00 – 9:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Joyfully Incorporating the Ukulele Into What You Already Do

Clinician: Lorelei Batisla-ong, Baldwin Wallace Univ Presider: Michael Vasquez, Kuentz ES Experience a holistic approach to music-making that presents the ukulele as more than an instrument studied within an isolated unit. Create a musical backdrop to the Hawaiian story of the Naupaka and seamlessly include the ukulele while considering the skill levels of young musicians within activities you may already do. Recorders, movement, and acting are welcome—come play!

E 8:00 – 9:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Pop Goes the Music Class!

Clinician: Julie Derges, Univ of Houston Presider: Julissa Chapa, Univ of Houston Popular music offers many pathways to support curricular goals in elementary music. Derges will share sequential activities with popular music, including singing and movement, Orff arrangements, and student compositions. Attendees will explore avenues for building students’ musical skills that not only meet the TEKS but also make your class pop!

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Exploring Expressive Elements Through Song and Rhyme Texts TMEA Featured Clinician: Sarah Tullock, Snow Hill ES Presider: Abigail Bilocura, Moore ES Expressive elements don’t have to be an afterthought in the elementary music setting. The texts of our students’ favorite rhymes and songs provide ample inspiration for sequential activities that will lead students to discover expressive concepts for themselves. Tullock will share classroom activities and a framework for drawing deep musical expression from simple song texts.

E 8:00 – 9:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Help! I Am Teaching PreK and Kindergarten Music

Clinician: Amy Burns, Far Hills Country Day School Presider: Sarah Mayne, Guerrero ES Extending from last year’s session, Burns will include more preschool and kindergarten ideas, activities, songs, and formats so you can successfully integrate them into your classroom the next time you see this age group. C B O V E TFME 8:00 – 9:00 AM /

CC 205 Are You a New Teacher? Tips for Saving Your Voice

C B O V 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 210 Commissioning Works from Popular and Folkloric Music Genres

Clinician: Felipe Brito, Southeast Missouri State Univ Presider: Emily Heilman, Sam Houston State Univ Commissioning new compositions with influence from popular, urban, and folkloric music genres from underrepresented minorities is a challenging task. Brito will help performers and educators develop new works by identifying the need, creating a dialogue with composers, planning budget and fundraising strategies, making adaptations, and stimulating accessibility.

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Clinicians: Akira Sato, Plano West Sr HS; Cynthia Gonzales, Texas State Univ Presider: Bonnie Wolfe, Brandeis HS Imagine part writing as an extension of aural skills, rather than a pencil and paper exercise bound by rules. Sato and Gonzales, current members of the AP Music Theory Test Development Committee, share active learning methodologies. Sing and dance and improvise, while acquiring a logical sequence to teach part writing.

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C B O V E 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 207 Development and Impact of an Early Field Experience Program

Clinicians: Margaret Brown, Univ of Texas at Arlington; Andrew Marks, Univ of Texas Charter ES; Laurie Scott, Univ of Texas at Austin Presider: Robert Duke, Univ of Texas at Austin Learn how the clinicians designed an afterschool program that brought first- and second-year music education students to teach elementary students at a Title I charter school. Gain insight into the program’s development and

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SATURDAY GM TFME 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 008

Seven Positive Habits of Music Educators

Clinicians: Aaron Kennell, Cypress Creek HS; Kevin Wood, Cypress Creek HS Presider: Megan Senter, Sunnyvale HS It is widely known that many talented teachers leave the field of education within their first five years of employment. Kennell and Wood will highlight seven habits shared by exemplary music educators in any setting. These positive habits help reduce attrition not only in our music programs but also within the total ranks of music educators. GM 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 220 Success and Community from the Ashes of Tragedy and Grief

Clinicians: Wayne Winner, Andrews ISD; Joseph Firenza, Andrews ISD; TeAda Hair, Andrews HS; Jody Keesee, Andrews HS Presiders: June Bearden, Retired; Keith Bearden, Retired We all face tragedy and grief at some point in our lives. Living through those tragedies and grief and continuing to work toward success with our band programs is a difficult and fine line to walk. The Andrews High School Band staff will discuss how they and their students responded to the loss of their band director and bus driver in a tragic bus crash to find community, support, and success. GM 8:00 – 9:00 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT CD

General Meeting of the National String Project Consortium – Texas String Projects

Presider: Elizabeth Reed, Miami Univ T O 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 215

efficient, and engaging. In a rapid-paced smorgasbord experience, Brennan will demonstrate how to use iPad apps, computer software, websites, and hardware. T B 8:00 – 9:00 AM / CC 216 Bringing Your Band Hall Into the 21st Century

Clinician: James Balusek, Edna HS Integrating technology in the band hall can be intimidating and overwhelming. Balusek will demonstrate how the Edna ISD band program uses Google Drive for all organizational tools for the library, inventory, calendar, and student management. Then, he will demonstrate how the iPad can become the ultimate teaching tool for band rehearsals. O TFME 8:30 – 9:20 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2

Concert: TMEA All-State Mariachi Ensemble

Conductor: Alberto Jimenez Maeda, Mariachi Torres Music Director Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President Organizer: Wendy Martinez, North Side HS B TFME 9:00 – 9:50 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: ATSSB All-State Concert Band

Conductor: William Owens, Composer, Retired Educator Presider: Rodney Bennett, Olney HS, ATSSB President GM TFME 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM / CC EXHIBIT HALL Exhibit Hall Open

Go to www.tmea.org/2024exhibitors to view a list of exhibitors.

Innovative Uses of Technology in Orchestra Rehearsals

Clinician: Joseph Brennan, Retired Using technology in secondary string rehearsals can help improve your students’ playing skills and make your rehearsals more effective,

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SATURDAY MS B 9:00 – 9:30 AM / CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE Chapa MS Percussion Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Orion Wysocki, Chapa MS These seventh- and eighth-grade percussionists will perform cuttingedge literature, including a new piece written specifically for young percussionists. The genre “percussion orchestra” is mostly featured to showcase the versatility and variety of our instruments. They will perform Dayspring by Chad Floyd, Dreams from the Dark Forest by Brian Slawson, Seeing the World by Matt Moore, and the premiere of Sound the Alarm! by Darrien Spicak. MS B C 9:00 – 9:30 AM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE sAge Low Brass Quartet

Director/Organizer: Ethan Wills, Private Instructor Educators who teach low brass students will enjoy sAge’s selections, which will highlight creative approaches to the ensemble portion of UIL Solo and Ensemble. MS B 9:00 – 9:30 AM / CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE Fossil Ridge HS Saxophone Ensemble

Director/Organizer: José Barrientos, Private Instructor The ensemble will present an exciting program featuring standard and contemporary works from the saxophone repertoire, including Goldman’s Rhymes with Silver, Hass’s Volcanic Ash, and Bizet’s Farandole.

MS B C 9:00 – 9:30 AM / CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE

Metroplex Clarinet Quartet

Director/Organizer: Danielle Woolery, Texas Woman’s Univ Join this quartet of university professors as they celebrate the music of Texas by presenting a program of newly written works by composers from our state. B 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 214 Refining Your Low Brass: A Guide for Music Educators

Clinicians: Rai Morales, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi; Dan Sipes, Texas A&M Univ Corpus Christi Presider: Ralph Morales, Tuloso-Midway HS The low brass plays a vital part in enhancing the overall band sound. Morales and Sipes will provide breathing, articulation, and sound production techniques that may be used to help middle school and high school students develop characteristic sounds on trombone, euphonium, and tuba. B 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 217 Built to Last: Becoming an Effective Assistant Director

Clinicians: Riaz Mohammed, Coppell HS; Julia Donnel, Johnson HS; Austin Smith, South Houston IS Presider: Jana Harvey, Flower Mound HS The panel will discuss techniques and approaches to being an effective assistant band director. They will cover a timeline spanning the first 10 years of their craft and discuss what is to come for our profession. O 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 213 Building Harmony: Enriching Group Guitar Lessons with SEL

Clinicians: Zachary Gates, East Brunswick HS; Kelsey Lewis, Stuart Country Day School Presider: Les Sellers, Polk MS Discover the power of social and emotional learning (SEL) in group guitar instruction! Join us for a session backed by research data, where you’ll not only see the data but then also receive and walk through original guitar methods literature to learn practical strategies you can utilize with your instrumental ensembles. The clinicians will also give teachers tools and literature to help in advocating for the adoption of a guitar program.

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O 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 221 AB TexASTA General Business Meeting

Presider: Stephanie Westney, Univ of Texas at San Antonio, TexASTA President O 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 221 CD UIL Renovation: Take Your Orchestra from Good to Spectacular

Clinicians: Kari Zamora, Faubion MS; Nicole Brown, Denton ISD Presider: Jeff Harvick, McKinney HS UIL preparation and performance doesn’t have to be a negative experience. Brown and Zamora will share effective rehearsal and planning techniques to help take your students’ UIL experience from good to spectacular. V 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 225 AB Leading Successful Choir Clinics

Clinician: Ryan Forkner, North Mesquite HS Presider: Michael Stringer, Mesquite ISD, TMEA Immediate Past-President Whether working with an honor choir or a chorus from a single campus, clinicians can provide directors and their choristers with fresh ideas, new perspectives, and formative encounters with the art of singing. Forkner will provide methods, practices, and philosophies to help make clinics an exciting and rewarding musical experience for all. V 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 225 CD Draw the Circle Wide: Programming Music by Black Composers

Clinician: Gyasi Blanton, Stratford HS Presider: Orlando Williams, Univ of Houston Blanton will highlight the music of familiar and less-known Black composers. As choir directors, we strive to program diverse choral music that is accessible for our middle school/junior high and high school programs. Blanton will focus on programming and performing the non-idiomatic music of Black composers accessible for middle school, junior high, and high school programs. E 9:30 – 10:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC QuaverMusic Teachers: Power Up! Clinician: Graham Hepburn, QuaverEd Presider: Sarah Mayne, Guerrero ES Sponsored by: QuaverEd Join Hepburn (Quaver himself!) for a boost of ideas and resources to enhance your lessons. Learn a variety of ways to use resources for immediate implementation with students. Summon your Quaver powers with student excitement and new possibilities to take your lessons to the next level and beyond.

E 9:30 – 10:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Rodeo Across Texas! Strum, Strike, Sing & Play

Clinician: Sandra Tucker, Brock ES at Oak Grove Presider: Kelly Orr, Stribling ES Tucker will provide an instrumental and vocal experience for music educators to bring back to their classrooms through the formation of a rodeo orchestra. Learn folk songs with historical and cultural relevance, instrumental accompaniments using pitched, unpitched, and stringed accompaniments, and movement and games. Let’s rodeo!


SATURDAY E 9:30 – 10:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC What’s the Plan: Demystifying Curriculum and Lesson Planning

C B O V 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 206 Musicianship-Focused Curriculum with the Students in Mind

TMEA Featured Clinician: Michael Chandler, Austin Peay State Univ Presider: Kelsey Helton, Silbernagel ES Are you overwhelmed by the long-range, unit, and individual lesson planning that’s required while simultaneously being expected to guide students toward mastery of grade-level TEKS? Are you new to the profession and struggling with how to create, organize, and manage your curriculum? Chandler will share an approach to managing curriculum planning and an effective process for repertoire selection.

Clinician: Colleen Conway, Univ of Michigan Presider: Darla McBryde, Sam Houston State Univ Sponsored by: GIA Publications Conway will begin by defining musicianship and curriculum and proceed with a group dialogue on the core goals of music classrooms that focus on the development of individual musicianship. Readiness for instruction at each level and the role of grouping and tracking on student experiences will be explored.

E 9:30 – 10:30 AM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF Keep Calm: It’s Program Season

C B O V E 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 207 Unlocking the Harmonies of Multilingual Education

C 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 205

C 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 210 Thriving in Graduate School: A Student & Professor Perspective

Clinician: Julie Winn, Hays ES Presider: Laura Carner, Stevenson ES Creating engaging and educationally valuable music programs can be challenging. Winn will present a sequential process to teach a program from start to finish without sacrificing time, TEKS, or learning opportunities. Attendees will sing, speak, move, and play their way to success.

Conquer the TExES EC–12 Music Exam

Clinician: Eric Branscome, Texas A&M Univ Commerce Presider: Dana Guidroz, Sam Houston State Univ Although there are multiple paths to becoming a music teacher, there is one final door through which we all must pass: the TExES! Participants will take a mock TExES test and use this test as a model for test preparation and study strategies in each of the TExES domains. Bring a pencil and take copious notes—this will be on the test.

Clinician: Deig Sandoval, McAuliffe MS Presider: Sybil James, Willowridge HS Take a deep dive into the dynamic world of teaching multilingual students. Explore the benefits of multilingualism, understanding how it enhances cognitive, linguistic, and cultural development while supercharging musical learning.

Clinicians: David Howard, Univ of Oklahoma; Giovanni Corrodus, Univ of Oklahoma; Joshua Smith, Univ of Oklahoma Presider: Jacob Waters, Armstrong MS The pursuit of a music graduate degree should be weighed with thoughtful consideration and deliberate career-focused intent. When choosing an advanced degree program, it is necessary to explore the balance of studies alongside the mundane yet practical realizations of time, finances, and personal well-being. The professor and student perspectives are challenges, opportunities, and boundaries.

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SATURDAY GM 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 008 Music Partners: Making Music Truly Inclusive

Clinicians: Jessica Olson, Central HS; Amy Rogers, Sing Your Way Home, LLC; Tiffany Huebner, San Angelo ISD Presider: Stephanie Ellis-Dearborn, Central HS This music educator and music therapist team will demonstrate how to incorporate music therapy techniques in the music classroom at the secondary level to make music accessible to all students regardless of musical ability or physical or mental disability. GM 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 220

TMEA State Board of Directors Meeting

Presider: Dana Pradervand-Sedatole, Univ of Houston, TMEA President T B O V 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 215 Virtual Private Lessons Through an Equity Lens

Clinicians: Kristin McCloskey, Dallas ISD; Matthew Edwards, Dallas ISD; Andrea Diggs, Dallas ISD; Thomas Hunter, Holmes Jr. MS Learn how Dallas ISD, a large urban district, offered over 10,000 virtual lessons for over sixty secondary band and choir programs with equity at the forefront. The clinicians will discuss the implementation, challenges, and successes of launching a large-scale virtual program for our students.

T B O V E 9:30 – 10:30 AM / CC 216 e-Portfolios: Free Showcasing, K–12 and Beyond

Clinician: Jim Ekrut, Retired Bring your Chromebook, iPad, Android tablet, or phone and explore free apps that you and your students can use to create e-portfolios for increased engagement, creativity, collaboration, skill development and demonstration, and assessment! B TFME 10:00 – 10:50 AM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: TMEA All-State 5A Percussion Ensemble

Conductor: Scott Herring, Univ of South Carolina Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Mauricio Castellano, Pioneer HS B TFME 10:15 – 11:05 AM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: ATSSB All-State Symphonic Band

Conductor: Michael Golemo, Iowa State Univ Presider: Rodney Bennett, Olney HS, ATSSB President MS B O V 10:30 – 11:00 AM /

CC BRIDGE HALL MUSIC SHOWCASE W.E. Greiner MS Mariachi Los Unicos

Director/Organizer: Maria Garcia, Greiner Arts Academy This award-winning middle school mariachi from Dallas ISD has performed for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and has accompanied Latin Grammy Award winner Christian Nodal. Los Unicos was also voted DFW’s Best Latin Act by The Dallas Observer. This mariachi is composed of seventh and eighth graders who are excited to perform for a culturally diverse audience at the convention. MS B C 10:30 – 11:00 AM /

CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE SFA Trumpet Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Jake Walburn, Stephen F. Austin State Univ The ensemble will perform a wide-ranging program featuring original compositions and transcriptions from several styles and time periods, including the Renaissance, Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and 20th and 21st centuries.

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MS B 10:30 – 11:00 AM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE New Braunfels HS Chamber Brass

Director/Organizer: Kyle Day, New Braunfels HS Students will perform exciting literature that honors the musical traditions of chamber brass ensembles as well as music originally composed or arranged for large ensembles like brass bands, jazz bands, and concert bands. MS B C 10:30 – 11:00 AM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE UT Tyler Saxophone Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Sarah Roberts, Univ of Texas at Tyler Enjoy an exciting program of repertoire featuring the unique and diverse capabilities of the instrument. The program will include new and classic repertoire arranged for the family of saxophones that spans sopranino through bass saxophone. The program will feature a world premiere. B O V 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 214 Buying the Brand: Tips for Recruitment and Retention

Clinician: Leigh McClain, Griffin MS Presider: Aaron Kennell, Cypress Creek HS Recruiting and retention isn’t what it used to be. Like consumers, parents and students need a reason to “buy the brand,” and they need to experience the value to continue. Since her start at Griffin MS in 2006, McClain has tripled the size of the program and maintained enrollments during a pandemic, with additional electives, and more. She will share strategies for branding and marketing your program. B 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 217 Anything Is Popsicle: Building Successful MS Summer Music Camp

Clinician: Ryan Gaughan, Faubion MS Presider: Tiffany Lisko, Dowell MS Organizing a middle school summer band camp can be a daunting task. Gaughan will share strategies for funding, scheduling, online sales, activities, and snacks! McKinney ISD has run a middle school band camp for 12 years and averages enrollment of 300–400 students each year. O 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 213 An Audiation-Based Approach to Guitar Instruction

Clinician: Enrique Andino, School for the Talented and Gifted in Pleasant Grove Presider: Diane Lange, Univ of Texas at Arlington Sponsored by: GIA Publications Do you want to incorporate guitar in your music classroom but don’t know where to start? Are you an experienced guitar teacher who wants to learn about a new approach to teaching guitar? Andino will introduce an audiation-based guitar curriculum that incorporates singing, popular music, movement, and sequenced activities to include in every lesson. O B TFME 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 221 AB Culture Building 101: It’s a Marathon, Not a Sprint

Clinician: Sundas Mohi-Truong, Klein Cain HS Presider: Sean Carlton, Seven Lakes HS Building the culture of a program is an ongoing process that takes strategic planning, patience, and time. Mohi-Truong will discuss strategies used to build a student-centered and musically excellent culture that feels like family within an orchestra program. Bring your ideas so that we can learn from each other!


SATURDAY O 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 221 CD

Incorporating Harp into the Mariachi Program

Clinicians: Luzviminda Keene, MindaMusic School & Store; Juan Riveros, Univ of Michigan Presider: Adrianna Garza, Klein Forest HS Sponsored by: MindaMusic Keene and Riveros will present resources and materials designed to empower music directors who aim to incorporate harp into their mariachi curriculum. Given the lack of instructional materials, clinicians will offer a standardized approach to those seeking to enrich their mariachi program, including foundational resources and standard technical exercises. V 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 225 AB Nosotres Existimos: Mexican Choral Repertoire and Resources

Clinician: Raul Dominguez, Regis Univ Presider: Jade Blakey, Clear Lake HS To aid our inclusion and belonging efforts, Dominguez will offer information on Mexican repertoire and resources to connect our growing Chicano/a/e student population to this body of music. Learn about this history and where to find Mexican and indigenous repertoire, and gain access to resources that will support culturally responsive performances. V 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 225 CD Choral Warmups: Connecting with Purpose

Clinician: Greg Gilpin, Choral Composer & Conductor Presider: Kathryn Sherrill, Retired Sponsored by: Shawnee Press/Hal Leonard The first connection with a choir is incredibly important—even magical. This first communication sets the tone for the rehearsal, whether

it’s the beginning of the year, the week, or the day or a one-time event. Gilpin will present an engaging session of reminders, refreshers, and nuances involving the meet-and-greet, breath, vowel, diction, the warmup rut, and a list of keepers to help you connect with your singers in every rehearsal. E 11:00 AM – Noon / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC First Steps in Music: The Process and Techniques of “Arioso”

Clinician: Emily Maurek, Lake Central School Corporation Presider: Will Moncrief, Whiteface ES One of the eight steps of John Feierabend’s First Steps in Music curriculum, the Arioso, provides children opportunities to create original tunes—the pinnacle of tuneful thinking. Maurek will discuss the philosophy behind the Arioso and explore the processes and techniques to guide students toward ownership and self-expression through creating individual tunes.

E 11:00 AM – Noon / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF Lovin’ Literacy! Clinician: Ashley Yarbrough, Powell ES Presider: Diana Cooper, Haude ES Many music teachers shy away from the literacy component of music education. Others teach only music theory as it is more tangible. A Kodály-centered classroom should move from sound to symbol, but just how do we connect the two? Yarbrough will present several songs, games, and activities to illustrate multiple ways of promoting literacy for K–5 while maintaining the joy of music-making in the classroom.

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SCHOLARSHIP AUDITIONS TLU SCHOOL OF MUSIC

Scholarships are available for both music and non-music majors. These awards are intended to provide recognition for scholarship and talent in the study of music.

SCHOLARSHIP AUDITION DATES: Friday, February 16th, 2024 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, March 23rd, 2024 1 - 3 p.m. Saturday, April 20th, 2024 1 - 3 p.m. Individual audition dates may be requested if necessary.

DEPARTMENT HEADS Douglas R. Boyer Director, School of Music and Director of Choral Activities dboyer@tlu.edu 830-372-6869 or 800-771-8521 Eric Daub Director of Piano Studies edaub@tlu.edu

Zoe Chunghui Kim Interim Director of Vocal Studies ckim@tlu.edu Brett A. Richardson Director of Bands brichardson@tlu.edu

www.tlu.edu/music-scholarships. BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN ALL-LEVEL MUSIC EDUCATION BACHELOR OF MUSIC IN PERFORMANCE BACHELOR OF ARTS IN MUSIC

Carla McElhaney Asst. Professor, General Music David Milburn Instructor, Double Bass

Daniel Orban Instructor, Trumpet Sung-Eun Park Asst. Professor, Collaborative Pianist Keith Robinson Instructor, Tuba & Music Education Jill Rodriguez Instructor, General Music

FACULTY Adam Bedell Instructor, Percussion Carol Brittin Chambers Composer in Residence & Composition

Sean Holmes Asst. Professor, Horn & Music History Stephanie Hulsey Instructor, Flute

Scott McDonald Instructor, Saxophone, Jazz Band & Music Education

Nicole Narboni Asst. Professor, Piano

Eliza Jeffords Director of Strings ejeffords@tlu.edu

Lauren Casey-Clyde Asst. Professor, Trombone & Euphonium

For specific qualifications for each award, visit

Deborah Mayes Choral Accompanist

Eric Siu Asst. Professor, Violin Yu-Hsin Teng Asst. Professor, Collaborative Pianist Shareen Vader Instructor, Piano & Music Education Mika Allison Valenzuela Instructor, Oboe Yvonne Vasquez Instructor, Mariachi

Michael Keplinger Instructor, Guitar

Tyler Webster Asst. Professor, Clarinet & Music History

Elizabeth Lee Asst. Professor, Cello

Sarah Wildey-Richmond Asst. Professor, Bassoon

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SATURDAY E 11:00 AM – Noon / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Generating a Sense of Play Through Music Literacy Activities

TMEA Featured Clinician: Sarah Tullock, Snow Hill ES Presider: Kelsey Helton, Silbernagel ES When students feel that music literacy activities are exciting and playful, learning becomes a joy. Tullock will share rhythmic and melodic activities for the general music setting that inspire laughter and fun as much as they inspire growth in music literacy.

E 11:00 AM – Noon / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF The First Music Bender: Gamify Any Music Curriculum

Clinician: Alexandra Parkin, Owens ES Presider: Arrianna Fanning, Cypress Fairbanks ISD Water, Earth, Fire, Air! Not so long ago a music teacher was tired of teaching the same lessons to keep to a consistent curriculum. Then, everything changed with gamification! A few years have passed and music bender Parkin wants to share, show, and inspire you to create a gamification system for your classroom. Learn how gamification can motivate students and keep your curriculum fresh! C B O V 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 205 Mentors: Why You Need One, How to Be One

Clinicians: Brent Colwell, Retired; Doug Fulwood, Royse City ISD; Marci Criswell, Vega HS Presider: Robert Vetter, Robinson HS Having or being a mentor can be essential in beginning and sustaining a long-term career in music education. The panel will provide information in best practices for finding mentors in the early stages of one’s career and becoming a mentor in the more experienced stage of a career. C B O V TFME 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 206 Musical Expression from the Start

Clinician: Robert Duke, Univ of Texas at Austin Presider: Sarah Allen, Southern Methodist Univ Expressive inflection is a central feature of quality music-making. Yet teachers sometimes delay devoting time and attention to the expressive elements of music in favor of working through the technical aspects of music performance. Duke will demonstrate the learning advantages of centering expressive inflection in the beginning stages of music instruction. C B O V 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 207 Poverty, Barriers, Music, and Success

Clinician: Don Stinson, GIA Publications, Inc. Presider: Cathy Benford, Round Rock HS Music is expensive. Financial barriers, resources, and time constraints can limit students’ ability to participate in school music. Stinson will help teachers understand low-income situations, and he will present strategies and ideas to help with teaching, supporting, and advocating for students from high-need situations. C V E 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 210 World Music Pedagogy: Songs and Dances of Uganda

Clinicians: Jacqueline Henninger, Texas Tech Univ; George Kitaka, Texas Tech Univ; Ristella Nyamwija, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Chase Giddings, Dekaney HS World music pedagogy provides educators with opportunities to address topics of DEIAB while providing learners opportunities to actively engage with music that is representative of different cultures. The clinicians will offer sociocultural context about the people, musics, and cultures of East Africa. Learn traditional Ugandan repertoire, perform on traditional instruments, and learn some of the East African languages.

GM 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 008 Work–Life Balance from a Child of Music Educators

Clinicians: Arianna Parks, Baylor Univ; Belinda Parks, Borchardt ES Presider: Kelly Wykoff, Lebanon Trail HS Whether you have a significant other, children, or pets to go home to, it can feel impossible to manage your personal life and the demands of the classroom. Parks shares her experiences—both positive and negative—as a child of two band directors. She and her mother will offer practical applications to support a more balanced life. GM 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 220 Your Administrators: Your Allies, Your Advocates

Clinicians: James Spence, Cabaza MS; Saul Ibarra, Berta Cabaza MS, Principal; Jesus De Los Reyes, Berta Cabaza MS, Dean of Instruction Presider: Dulce Rodriguez, San Benito HS In today’s shifting educational landscape, the needs of campus administrators and campus music educators is ever-changing and ever-evolving. Spence, Ibarra, and De Los Reyes will provide insight into how educators and administrators can work together to achieve campus goals and goals for each performing arts program in a Title I school district. GM 11:00 AM – Noon / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – CROCKETT AB NAfME – Texas Annual Meeting and Reception

Presiders: Julie Derges, Univ of Houston, NAfME–Texas President; Zachary Edwards, Edwards Mallets, NAfME–Texas State Director T B O V E 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 215 Reclaiming Master Teaching from Video Games

Clinician: Jared Brockmeyer, Rockwood South MS Video games have saturated our culture and captured our students’ attention. Interestingly, game designers have to solve the same types of challenges educators do and they use a lot of the same tools! Brockmeyer will examine the similarities between game design and music education, isolate some of the methods game designers use, and offer examples of how to leverage the same ideas.

T B O V E C 11:00 AM – Noon / CC 216 Music Teachers: Organize Your Digital Files

Clinician: Katie Argyle, Midnight Music As a teacher you need to stay on top of your documents, digital sheet music, recordings, images, lesson plans, videos, and links so that you can find what you need when you need it. Argyle will triage your digital emergency state and work through a step-by-step process to improve the organization of all your resources, whether they live in Google Drive, Microsoft OneDrive, or on your Mac or PC!

B TFME 11:30 AM – 12:20 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: TMEA All-State 6A Percussion Ensemble Conductor: John Parks, Florida State Univ College of Music Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Louis Boldrighini, Pearland ISD

MS B Noon – 12:30 PM / CC NORTH LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Quid Nunc Saxophone Quartet

Director/Organizer: Gregory White, Reagan HS These Ronald Reagan HS students will perform traditional and contemporary works for the saxophone, showcasing the possibilities of secondary public school chamber ensembles. MS B Noon – 12:30 PM /

CC REGISTRATION MUSIC SHOWCASE Pebble Hills HS Tuba Euphonium Ensemble

Director/Organizer: Maria Carbajal, Pebble Hills HS The ensemble will spotlight the low brass library by performing old and new works by a variety of composers, including some featured works on the UIL Prescribed Music List. Southwestern Musician | December 2023 91


SATURDAY MS B C Noon – 12:30 PM /

CC WEST LOBBY MUSIC SHOWCASE Texas Woman’s University Clarinet Trio

Director/Organizer: Danielle Woolery, Texas Woman’s Univ This trio will present a diverse program featuring an array of styles and repertoire, highlighting pieces from the UIL PML, original pieces composed for the clarinet trio medium, and works by composers from traditionally underrepresented demographics. O 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 213 Harnessing the Power of Song: Guitar Ensemble Phrasing

Clinician: Jorge Torres, Harlingen CISD Presider: Fidel Garza, Vernon MS Demonstration Group: Gutierrez MS of Arts & Sciences Guitar Ensemble Getting beginning middle school guitar students to play the instrument is not an issue, but getting them to make the instrument “sing” definitely is a challenge. Torres will introduce alternative repertoire sources that will further the concept of phrasing and expand the available literature for beginning guitar ensembles. O 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 221 AB Strategies for Mixed-Level Orchestras

Clinician: Rachel Alvarado, St. Andrew’s Episcopal School Presider: Daniel Gee Cordova, Austin Suzuki Music School Mixed-level orchestra classes create myriad challenges and opportunities. Alvarado will provide inspiration and creative ideas for technique, repertoire, and fostering community in the mixed-level orchestra classroom.

O 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 221 CD Spanish-Language Folk Songs for Strings

Clinician: Courtney Nottingham, Washburn Rural HS, Kansas Presider: Fabian Lopez, Economedes HS Existing beginning strings resources are often lacking diverse cultural representation. Nottingham will analyze widely used method books to identify whether the music exercises properly represent diverse cultures, including a newly developed resource, Spanish-Language Folk Songs for Strings. She will also explore the topic of culturally relevant teaching and its importance. V TFME 12:30 – 1:20 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM Concert: TMEA All-State Small School Mixed Choir Conductor: Eduardo Garcia-Novelli, Univ of Kansas Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Organizer: Brianna Montgomery, Pampa HS Accompanist: Renee Kloes, Pianist

E 12:30 – 1:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR ABC Sing It in Your Head: From Listening to Inner Hearing

Clinician: Susan Brumfield, Texas Tech Univ Presider: Kurt Cereske, Lubbock ISD Sponsored by: Hal Leonard Inner hearing is the ability to hear sounds when they’re not actually present. In a Kodály-inspired approach, developing this skill begins early, through listening and singing. Inner hearing provides a solid foundation for music literacy and other musical skill areas. Brumfield will explore ways to build and strengthen the ear through incremental steps and fun activities.

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SATURDAY E 12:30 – 1:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 2ND FL – LONE STAR DEF

Unleashing Musical Magic: Integrating Orff and Kodály

Clinician: Christen Jones, Katy ES Presider: Kristopher Brown, Sound Thinking LLP Sponsored by: Sound Thinking Interactive Embark on a transformative musical journey! Dive into the magic of integrating Orff and Kodály through Sound Thinking Interactive. Elevate your teaching, ignite creativity, and discover practical strategies to engage your students. Jones will empower you to seamlessly incorporate Orff and Kodály techniques.

E 12:30 – 1:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS ABC Diversifying Elementary Music with Confidence

Clinician: Karen Howard, Univ of St. Thomas Presider: Brenham Adams, NYOS Charter School Sponsored by: GIA Publications Four singing games with optional extensions provide teachers and students with strategies to diversify pedagogy and dispositions. Howard will provide lessons for an Apartheid-era song from South Africa, a Liberian rock-passing game, a Chinese harvest festival song, and a Somalian lullaby. Process informed by identity, diversity, justice, and action will allow for a more just music education.

E 12:30 – 1:30 PM / GRAND HYATT 4TH FL – TEXAS DEF The Secret’s in the Sequence: Developing Process Teaching (Repeat)

TMEA Featured Clinician: Michael Chandler, Austin Peay State Univ Presider: Will Moncrief, Whiteface ES Research shows effective sequencing in teaching involves defining a goal and a series of lesson steps, or approximations, where each step becomes more like the target goal. Orff teachers have modeled this approach for years and typically refer to it as process teaching. Engage in multiple activities where you will identify these approximations and how they lead to mastery.

C B O V E 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 205 The Successful Music Education Job Interview

Clinicians: Jeffrey Emge, Univ of Texas at Tyler; Ken Peach, Boerne ISD; Wenden Sanders, Houston ISD Presider: Thomas Mensch, Whitehouse ISD Music educators receive years of training in the theoretical aspects of performance practice, analysis, history, and literature. Another vital component of training is in acquiring a job. Peach and Sanders are experienced fine arts supervisors with many years in medium to large districts. This panel will demonstrate expectations of the interview process for elementary and secondary school positions in Texas. C 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 206 Navigating Diverse Graduate Pathways for Music Educators

Clinicians: Lisa Tatum, Lubbock Christian Univ; Cameron Coday, Victory Lakes IS; Elisa Jones, Holy Family Catholic School Presider: Kirsten Hoogstraten, Texas Tech Univ Learn how higher education is within reach. Whether you’re looking for online, summer, or traditional university experiences, all options will be discussed. Panelists will delve into graduate work in music education, leadership, conducting, and performance. Learn how to select the program best for you and the steps for a successful application. C E 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 207 SEL and the Brain: What It Means for the Music Room

Clinician: Missy Strong, GIA Publications, Inc. Presider: Blythe Senkel, Long ES Sponsored by: GIA Publications Increasing numbers of students enter music class having faced significant adversity and trauma. How can we help them thrive musically,

socially, and emotionally in the face of these struggles? Gain practical insight from cognitive and educational neuroscience regarding what the human brain requires for optimal learning and engagement, as well as ways to create a powerful, supportive music community. C 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 210 Streamlining Your Group Piano Teaching Lab

Clinician: Guillermo Martinez, Texas Christian Univ Presider: Julie Romeo, Romeo Music The installation of K–12 piano labs has greatly increased in the past 10 years, with development and upgrades in every aspect of computers, software, AV equipment, music instruments, and online technologies. Martinez will present application and integration of the most useful new technologies and curriculums for developing a streamlined lab setting for instructors and students. GM 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 220 Advocating for Change: The Power of Teacher Voice

Clinicians: JoLisa Hoover, Raise Your Hand Texas; Natalie Ferry, Boerne ISD Presider: Paige Nalley, Centennial ES How can you make your voice heard in policy decisions? Join Raise Your Hand Texas Teacher Specialist JoLisa Hoover and educator Natalie Ferry for a session on effective advocacy strategies for teachers. Learn about practical methods for engaging with policymakers and ways to use personal stories to inspire change. T B O V 12:30 – 1:30 PM / CC 215

Composing and Performing with Code

Clinician: Heath Jones, MusicFirst Throughout history, musicians have always used the latest technological innovations to create music. Yet in today’s rapidly evolving digital world, music educators often hesitate to embrace new technologies. Learn about two popular computer coding platforms that allow users to compose and perform music by writing computer code. Jones will explain and demonstrate how these platforms can be used to notate and create music. B TFME 1:00 – 1:50 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: ATSSB All-State Jazz Ensemble

Conductor: Noe Marmolejo, Univ of Houston Presider: Rodney Bennett, Olney HS, ATSSB President

B TFME 1:00 – 1:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: TMEA All-State 5A Symphonic Band

Conductor: Nicholas Williams, Univ of Georgia Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Kevin Knight, Crosby HS Percussion Organizer: Charlie Truong, Crosby HS V TFME 2:00 – 2:50 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM Concert: TMEA All-State Treble Choir Conductor: Andrea Ramsey, Choral Composer & Conductor Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Organizer: Christie Brown, Johnson HS Accompanist: Jennifer Zaccagni, Pianist

B TFME 2:30 – 3:20 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble II

Conductor: Scotty Barnhart, Florida State Univ College of Music Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Brandon Jones, Long MS

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SATURDAY O TFME 2:30 – 3:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: TMEA All-State Sinfonietta Orchestra

Conductor: David Eccles, The Lovett School Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President Organizers: Meredith Riddle, Shadow Ridge MS; Grace Berens, Nelson MS Percussion Organizer: Zach Montez, Fort Worth ISD V TFME 3:30 – 4:20 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM

Concert: TMEA All-State Tenor-Bass Choir

Conductor: Jeffrey Murdock, Univ of Arkansas Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Organizer: Trenton Davis, Lowery FC Accompanist: Jimmy Baas, Pianist B TFME 4:00 – 4:50 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2

Concert: Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Jazz Ensemble

Conductor: Aric Schneller, Sam Houston State Univ Presider: Brent Colwell, TCCBDA President

B TFME 7:00 – 7:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: TMEA All-State Symphonic Band

Conductor: Jason Fettig, Univ of Michigan Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Jeremy Gray, Aldine HS Percussion Organizer: Dominic Dawkins, Galena Park HS V TFME 7:00 – 8:00 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM Concert: Texas Two-Year College All-State Choir

Conductor: Karen Kenaston-French, Univ of Texas at Arlington Presider: Patrick Callaghan, San Jacinto College Central, TTCCDA President O TFME 8:30 – 9:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE Concert: TMEA All-State Symphony Orchestra

Conductor: John Devlin, Wheeling Symphony Orchestra Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President Organizers: Hunter Lewis, Terrell Academy HS; Veronica Schramm, Terrell Academy HS Percussion Organizer: Rick Drewry, Private Instructor 0

B TFME 4:00 – 4:50 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE

Concert: TMEA All-State Concert Band

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Conductor: Rebecca Phillips, Colorado State Univ Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Martin Trammel, Hardin-Jefferson HS Percussion Organizer: Charlie Stott, South Houston HS V TFME 5:00 – 5:50 PM / CC STARS AT NIGHT BALLROOM Concert: TMEA All-State Mixed Choir Conductor: Michael Barrett, Univ of Pretoria Presider: Joshua McGuire, Rock Hill HS, TMEA Vocal Division Vice-President Organizer: Clorese Porter, Plano Sr HS Accompanist: Jim Wilson, Pianist

B TFME 5:30 – 6:20 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2

Concert: TMEA All-State Jazz Ensemble I

Now that you see all that the convention has to offer, be sure to register to attend if you haven’t already!

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TI:ME Technology Preconference: $50

Conductor: Ellen Rowe, Univ of Michigan Presider: Shane Goforth, North Shore Sr HS, TMEA Band Division Vice-President Organizer: Maria Coronado, Harlingen HS

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O TFME 5:30 – 6:20 PM / LILA COCKRELL THEATRE

• January 12: Hotel cancellation deadline.

Concert: TMEA All-State Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor: Tammy Yi, Chapman Univ Presider: Jennifer Martin, Fort Worth ISD Visual and Performing Arts, TMEA Orchestra Division Vice-President Organizers: Devan Bell, Centennial HS; Brandon Berens, Faubion MS Percussion Organizer: Lee Willis, Austin HS B TFME 7:00 – 7:50 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 1–2 Concert: Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Symphonic Band

Conductor: Tamey Anglley, Stephen F. Austin State Univ Presider: Brent Colwell, TCCBDA President

*Membership must be current.

• January 18: Email/mail registration deadline. • January 18: Final day for early registration fees. • January 19–February 10: Registration fees increase.  Active members: $95  Out-of-state attendee: $170

Must Pay by Check or PO? Don’t Wait! If paying by check or purchase order, please wait no longer! • If your check is postmarked after January 18, you must pay the higher fee shown above to register and receive a badge—either online by credit card or at the convention with another check. • All purchase orders must be received via email (to susand@tmea.org) by January 18 to be honored for convention registration at the early registration fee. Southwestern Musician | December 2023 95


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