IN MEMORIAM - Please help us ensure we are aware of any of our colleagues that may have passed since the 2016 Convention. Please submit information you may know here. Thank you.
Voting within TCDA - how timely!
The Board of Directors is bringing before the voting membership consideration in allowing Retired members of TCDA to also cast their vote. This would be a constitutional change and therefore requires a referendum. Please click here to cast your vote as to whether or not Retired members may be included in the future voting membership of TCDA. This referendum will be open for voting through midnight December 31, 2016. Active members and Past Presidents are eligible to vote.
TCDA Commissioned Choral Works
In 1977 TCDA commissioned its first choral work There and Back Again by Alice Parker. Since that year TCDA has commissioned at least one new choral work each year.
In 2005, TCDA's 50th Anniversary Year, four works were commissioned, one for each TCDA Division. Newly commissioned works are premiered at the TCDA Convention each year. Some are by Elementary or Middle School/Junior High School Honor Choirs, others by Directors Choruses or invited choirs.
Whether TCDA commissioned a work in 1981 is unknown. If anyone knows this missing bit of TCDA history, it would be greatly appreciated if he or she would contact the TCDA office with that information.