Clinton Hardy for Middle School/Junior High Vice President

Clinton Hardy is currently the director at Trinity Springs MS in Keller ISD.  Choirs under his direction consistently receive Sweepstakes at UIL and have performed at TMEA in 2019 and at the National Conference for MS/JH Cambiata Convention in 2014 and 2018.  Clinton serves on the UIL PML Committee and as the Region 30 MS Secretary.  Previously, he served as Region 30 MS Coordinator, the TCDA Ways & Means Committee and TCDA/TMEA Hospitality Committees. He presented at the 2014 and 2018 TCDA Convention and is a frequent adjudicator, clinician, and presenter across the state. In 2014, Clinton received the TCDA Young Director of Distinction Award. He holds a BME from Texas Christian University, a MME from The University of North Texas, and is a member of TCDA,

If elected . . .

TCDA is home to me and I want every member to know this feeling.  I love teaching MS choir and want to foster this feeling in others who have the same passion.  MS/JH is a crucial time when students yearn for a place to belong, and our programs should be that place!  We need engaged teachers, passionate about MS/JS choir, in order to create lifelong singers and lovers of music. If elected, I will connect colleagues, administrators and students so they see the strength that IS MS/JH choir. I will listen to members’ thoughts and ideas and promise to serve our community with pride and humility. Here are a few ways I’d like to do this:
·           Harmonious Humanity – I tell my students that my first job is to make them better humans and the second is to make them better musicians. I want to help connect our MS/JH choir community so that we lift each other up and help others in need.

·           Hakuna Matata – No need to worry. I will bring in teachers and clinicians who are passionate about teaching middle school choir.  I want every member to leave convention uplifted, rejuvenated, and eager to teach.

·           Value – Know that you are valued. Just as it is important for us to teach the whole child, it is important for each of us to have a voice.