Convention Information

2020 TCDA Annual Convention

July 23 - 25, 2020
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center
San Antonio, TX


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Early Convention Registration will open on Monday, February 24, 2020.

TCDA members CLICK HERE to get started and see the tentative schedule.


Out of state friends, CLICK HERE  to get started and see the tentative schedule.

TCDA Refund Policy


Convention Pricing

Out of State (no TCDA membership required)

TCDA Membership Type Early Registration On-Site Registration   Out of State Early Registration On-Site Registration
Active $140 $160   ACDA Active $140 $160
Associate $140 $160   ACDA Associate $140 $160
Student $35 $35   ACDA Student $35 $35
Retired $50 $50   ACDA Retired $50 $50
Guest $25 $25   Guest $25 $25

All new music reading packets are available to all members, first come, first serve at the doors of the reading session. 


Tried and Proven Reading Packets

Each division of TCDA (College/Community, Church, Elementary, MS/JH, HS) will offer tried and proven reading packets catered to that division. With your early registration you will receive the reading packets for your primary division. Realizing that a large portion of our membership works in multiple divisions, with your standard registration you will also have the option of selecting the reading packets of a secondary division included in your registration. For 2020 this means you will pre-select two of the divisions below and receive these packets at registration for the convention. If you desire all of the tried and proven packets offered at the convention you may choose the premium registration for a slightly higher fee. 


These changes will allow TCDA to offer as much content as possible to the membership in a financially sustainable way. Please note that in order to guarantee that you receive the music packets that you desire, you must register by the early registration deadline. Onsite registration will include up to two division tried and proven reading packets as available. 


We hope that these changes will meet the needs of our members. We will continue to monitor feedback and adjust this process as needed as we perfect this process. 


2020 TCDA Tried and Proven Reading Sessions



Reading Sessions

College Community

Choose 2 other divisions as there are no dedicated packets for this division


Sacred General 

Shawn Bell


Advent/Lenten Season 

Ryan Forkner

Small Church 

Christi Jones & Greg Haugen



Quality Repertoire for 5th-6th Grade 

Cyndie Lowry, Julie Stobbe

Music to Excite and Delight for Upper Elementary through Middle School

Christi Powell

High School

High School Treble 

Kelly Hinojosa & Denise Pitcock

Old is New Again; Choral Chestnuts for every HS Choir

Dr. Michael Murphy

Middle School / Junior High

Middle School Treble

Michele Hank & Courtney Kelly

Middle School Tenor-Bass

Bryan Hackett & Joel Price


Other music packets available to all attendees at the door of the session: 

My Story in Song - Elaine Hagenberg

Advanced MS / Developing HS Tried & Proven (curated by HS and MS Vice-Presidents) - College Student Conductors 

14 (and still growing) Publisher presented New Music Reading Sessions


Future Convention Dates

2020 July 23 - 25
2021 July 22 - 24
2022 July 21 - 23
2023 July 20 - 22
2024 July 25 - 27
2025 July 24 - 26

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