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.
The Texas Choral Directors Association annually awards scholarships to Texas college or university undergraduate music education or church music majors with 60 credit hours and at least a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 system, and to active TCDA members (three years of continuous active membership required) seeking assistance with higher education (graduate school or certification level workshops).
The 2017 Scholarship Application will open in February.
If you would like to give to our scholarship funds, please go to Giving Opportunities to make online gifts.
TCDA awarded 10 student and 3 professional scholarships at the 2016 Convention.
Student Scholarships and 2016 Recipients (pictured with TCDA President & Donors):
Professional Scholarships and 2016 Recipients:
TCDA/Jim & Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship ($1000) - Clinton Hardy
All requirements and criteria are listed on the scholarship application. For undergraduate applicants, TCDA scholarship awards include the following criteria:
Qualified applicants are considered without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status.
Creating a Scholarship
Establishing a formal scholarship in memory or in honor of an individual provides a lasting legacy of his/her contributions to the choral arts, and provides critical support to young musicians. TCDA requires an initial gift of $5,000 to establish a formal scholarship, and such amount funds a $1,000 annual scholarship to a qualified individual. Going forward, a minimum annual contribution of $1,000 will ensure scholarship awards beyond five years. It is up to the family establishing the named scholarship to raise funds; however, TCDA will provide assistance by publishing the establishment of the scholarship in publications and on our website. For more information on creating a formal scholarship, please e-mail Sharon Lutz at email@example.com or call the TCDA Office at 512-474-2801.
Establishing an endowed scholarship will leave a perpetual gift for generations to come and will ensure needed educational assistance is provided to deserving students. For more information, please contact Sharon Lutz at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 512-474-2801.