2017 - 2018 TCDA Board of Directors

December 2017                                             Choral Notes

Volume 38
Winter 2017

In This Issue...                

  1. This Is Us, by Carisa Niemeyer, Secretary/Treasurer
  2. Texas Sings!
  3. Renew your 2018 TCDA Membership
  4. Favorite Tunes from Carisa

 This Is Us, by Carisa Niemeyer, Secretary/Treasurer

If you haven't been watching the TV phenomenon, A) You should consider it and B) Grab some tissues when you do.  The hit show tells the story of a family, weaving experiences of the past with present joys and trials and has been captivating viewers since it began.  But why is it so popular? Perhaps because at the heart of it, it is about relationships and personal growth. So is TCDA.

As you consider your year-end activities, remember the value of TCDA and the role it has played and continues to play in your professional and personal growth. Renew your membership and encourage colleagues to join or renew as well. You should have received an email or you can go to www.tcda.net.

Your membership sustains this organization and helps us continue to do the important work of advancing choral music in Texas. A dedication to fostering directors of all experience levels, a desire to create a community of professionals that values relationships and mentorship, commitment to providing the best new choral literature for the membership, and perseverance in advocating for a profession we all hold so dear, this is TCDA. This Is Us.


The latest edition of Texas Sings! is now available online.  Click on the image below to see the latest news from TCDA.


Renew your 2018 TCDA membership now

GUESS WHAT?!  TCDA membership is still the same low and reasonable price it's been for years!  What a deal!

Go to the TCDA membership page to renew your membership for 2018.

 New Tunes for your playlist

The TCDA board would like to share some of their favorites with you periodically.  This month's selection, courtesy of Carisa Niemeyer.  Thanks Carisa!

First Noel - Leslie Odom Jr.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SWXt2WEHyRE (with amazing NY students!)



Holy Radiant Light (Gretchaninov) - Nordic Choir



The World's Desire - Halifax Camerata Singers



Find the Light - David Ramirez



Soy Para Ti (I LOVE Spanish music J) - Marcelo Cezan





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TCDA Board of Directors 2017 - 2018
President -  Pam Elrod Huffman, Southern Methodist University
Past President - Kari Gilbertson, Richardson ISD
Vice President, HS - Jason Dove, Deer Park ISD
Vice President, MS/JH - Christina Chapman, Lovejoy ISD
Vice President, Elem - Debra Johnson, Belton ISD
Vice President, College/Community - Carolyn Cruse, Texas Tech University
Vice President, Church - Dan Baker, First Baptist Church Amarillo
Secretary/Treasurer - Carisa Niemeyer, Richardson ISD

Executive Director - Sharon Lutz
Member Services Coordinator - Hallie Boone

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