Past TCDA Conventions

The first two TCDA Conventions were held in Dallas, and all Conventions since have been held in San Antonio. Following is a recap of each Convention since 1955. This information was taken from Convention Programs and other archival references in the TCDA offices in Austin. Special thanks to former TCDA Executive Secretary J Marvin Pollard for gathering information from TCDA’s early years.

If you have any additional information that would make this TCDA Convention history more complete, please contact TCDA.

1955 - 1959 1960 - 1964 1965 - 1969 1970 - 1974 1975 - 1979 1980 -1984
1985 - 1989 1990 - 1994 1995 - 1999 2000 - 2004 2005 -2009 2010 - 2012
2013 - 2015  2016 - 2017        

1965 - 1969

1965  •  10th TCDA Convention and New Music Reading Clinic

Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, August 5 - 7


Officers


President - Cloys Webb

1st Vice President - Vernon Moody

2nd Vice President - William A Hunt

3rd Vice President - Jim Casey
Secretary/Treasurer - Ann Anderson
Executive Secretary - J Marvin Pollard

Elementary Workshop Chairman - Martha Jim Palmer

Music Selection Committee - Cloys Webb, William A. Hunt, Robert Buchanan, Ruth Summers.


Reading Sessions/Conductors


Claud Zetty (SATB with Wind Ensemble, TTBB General)

Frank McKinley (SATB Sacred - two sessions)

Theron Kirk (SSA General)
Harold Decker (SATB Christmas)

Lawrence McQuerrey (Novelty, Spiritual, Showtune, SATB Secular - two sessions)

Arpad Darazs (Orchestra and Chorus, Major Works, TODA Orchestra with TCDA Reading Choir)

Roy Johnson (Unison, SA, SAB)
Hugh Sanders (TMEA All-State Choir)



Elementary Workshop


Sylvia Ostrow (Elementary Workshop - two sessions)

Arpad Darazs (Elementary Workshop - two sessions)
Pat Dunlap (Elementary Workshop - two sessions)
Martha Jim Palmer (Elementary Idea Swap Shop)



Church Music


Ministerial Panel (Church Music Workshop)

Frank R Neff (Church Music Workshop)



Concerts/Entertainment/Address


B.R. Henson, Director, concert by the Schola Cantorum of Ft Worth

Arpad Daraz, address - "Choral Teaching"

Kaffeeklatch honoring ACDA 2nd Vice President, Harold Decker


1966  •  11th TCDA Convention and New Music Reading Clinic

Gunter Hotel, San Antonio, August, 4 - 6

Officers


President - Karl Hickfang
Im
Past-President - Cloys Webb

1st Vice President - Martha Jim Palmer

2nd Vice President - William A Hunt

3rd Vice President - Robert I Irby

Secretary/Treasurers - Ann Anderson

Executive Secretary - J Marvin Pollard


Music Selection Committee - Cloys Webb, chairman, Robert B Buchanan, Karl Hickfang, William A Hunt, Robert I Irby,
 Martha Jim Palmer, and Ruth Summers.


Reading Sessions/Conductors


R Paul Green (SATB Concert Sacred, SATB Church Sacred)

William Dailey (SATB Showtunes, Pops, Folksongs, Sprituals, SATB Christmas)

William Boland (Treble Choir)

R Wayne Hugoboom (Male Choir, SATB Secular)

Charlotte DuBois (unison and two-part)

Theron Kirk (Treble Choir, Proven basic developmental Junior High Literature, UIL Prescribed List)

Hugh Sanders (TMEA All-State Choir - Charles Hirt to be the Director



Elementary Workshops


Mary Helen Richards (Threshold to Music - three sessions)

Charlotte DuBois (Sharing Contemporary Music With Children)

Gloria Follett (Elementary Music Workshop)

Veldean Dennis (The Elementary Ear Can Hear, The Bat Horn - the Tonette)



Concerts/Entertainment/Addresses


Morris Beachy, Director, concert by the Austin Chorale

Concert by the US Air Force String Orchestra

Koffeeklatch honoring American Choral Directors Association officers, R Wayne Hugoboom and Theron Kirk.
Sharing the Texas Orchestra Directors Association Picnic Supper at the Lone Star Brewery



1967  •  12th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Karl Hickfang

Past President - Cloys Webb

First Vice President - Martha Jim Palmer

Second Vice President - Mel Ivey

Third Vice President - Robert I Irby

Secretary/Treasurer - C M Shearer

Executive Secretary - J Marvin Pollard

Session Conductors

Dr Ray Moore

Dr Wayne Hugoboom

Herff Applewhite

Dr James E Richards

Dr Lloyd Pfautsch

Workshop Clinicians


Dr Lloyd Pfautsch - Church Music

Dr Kurt Miller - Elementary

Mary Ann Vaughan - Elementary

Elinor Montandon - Elementary

Paul Ofield - Elementary

Cloys Webb - Elementary



1968  •  13th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Jim Casey

Past President - Karl Hickfang
First Vice President - Martha Jim Palmer

Second Vice President - Mel Ivy

Third Vice President - C J Leslie

Secretary/Treasurer - C M Shearer

Executive Secretary - J Marvin Pollard

Session Conductors


Marie Hill

Jack Coldiron

Gary Ebensberger

Dr Edward Baird

Cody Garner

Theron Kirk

Cloys Webb

Workshop Clinicians

Jacqueline Gray - Elementary

Marie Hill - Elementary

Sally Monsour - Elementary

Mel Ivy - Church Music



1969  •  14th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Jim Casey

Past President - Karl A Hickfang

First Vice President - Virginia Sorrel

Second Vice President - Dr Ray Moore

Third Vice President - C J Leslie

Secretary/Treasurer - George Mather

Executive Secretary - Pat Patterson

Session Conductors

Lucile Levine
Dr Robert Young

Alfred Tellinghuisen

Robert F Wham

Ross Edward Hise

Cloys Webb

Workshop Clinicians

Margaret Nichols - Elementary

Annie Mary Jones - Elementary

Lucile Levine - Elementary

Dr Robert Young - Church Music