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        

1980 - 1984

1980  •  25th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Rosemary Heffley

Past President - Melva Sebesta

First Vice President - Jim Henderson

Second Vice President - Carroll Barnes

Third Vice President - Robert B. Buchanan

Fourth Vice President - Elena Ann Donald
Secretary - Teddye Brown

Treasurer - Eleanor K. Grant

Executive Secretary - Pat Patterson

Session Conductors


Richard Surface

Randy Talley

Dr Tom Shaw

Jon Johnson

Ken Mills

A Jeff Ingram

Dr Loyd Hawthorne

Debbie Bridges

Ann A. Buchanan

C J Leslie

Workshop Clinicians


Dr William Triplett - Heightening Musical Sensitivity

Dr Howard Doolin - Elementary

Sampy Wall - First Week of School

Betty Williams - Music and Movement

Jim Edwards - Miking Techniques

1981  •  26th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Rosemary Heffley

Past President - Melva Sebesta

First Vice President - Jim Henderson
Second Vice President - Loyd Hawthorne

Third Vice President - Harlean Beal
Fourth Vice President - Elena Ann Donald

Secretary - Carol Pyle

Treasurer - Eleanor Grant

Executive Secretary - Pat Patterson


Session Conductors


Janet Lea Walker

Don Scargall

Alaire Lowly

John Ratledge

E. Maurice Alfred

Danny Hood

Garry Kesler

Linda Mulder

Billie Roberts

Sally Schott

Bill White

Kevin Crowell

Workshop Conductors


Harlean Beal - Elementary

Cloys Webb - Sightreading

Lamar Robertson - Kodaly

Mary Ann Vaughan - Musical I.Q

Emily Borling - Handbells

Carol Pyle - New to the Profession

Glenda Casey, 
Nick Boltz, 
Barbara Acreman, 
Frederica Braidfoot
, Richard Surface, 
Henry Schraub

Linda Garcia - Keyboard

Bettye Gardner - Therapeutic Vocal Techniques

Sally Schott - Computer Run Auditions


1982  •  27th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic


Officers


President - Carroll W. Barnes

Past President - Rosemary Heffley

First Vice President - Richard Surface

Second Vice President - Loyd Hawthorne

Third Vice President - Harlean Beal

Fourth Vice President - Linda Davis

Secretary - Carol Pyle

Treasurer - Margaret Cavenagh

Executive Secretary - Pat Patterson

Session Conductors


Bobbie Sumerlin

Dr Barbara Amen

Ara Carapetyan

Suzanne Medlen

Milton Pullen

Brad White

Glenda Casey

Kenny Sheppard

Dale Miller

Paula Edwards

Sally Schott

John Hornbeck

Dave Brewer

Workshop Clinicians


Twyla Kerlee - Elementary

Linda Anderson - Beginning Choirs

Patricia Stenberg - Recorder music

Ruth Whitlock - Middle School/ Styles

Dr Larry Rigby - New Text Book Review

1983  •  28th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Carroll W. Barnes

Past President - Rosemary Heffley

First Vice President - Richard Surface

Second Vice President - David O. Llewellyn

Third Vice President - Marlene Murphy

Fourth Vice President - Linda Davis

Secretary - Patty Davis

Treasurer - Margaret Cavenagh

Executive Secretary - Pat Patterson

Session Conductors


Don Waugh

Walter LaForge

Billy Talley

Patricia Neighbors

Bill Stroud

Don Balmos

Mary Ann Winden

Thomas J. Crow

Kay Sherrill

Betty Roe

Elena Donald

John Scarcella

Beverly Russell

Eugenie Littlefield

Dwain Marshall

Workshop Clinicians


Mary Goetze - Elementary

Bobby Siltman - Male and Female Choruses

Frederica Braidfoot - Sightreading

Tom Council - Pop/Novelty styles

Dr Richard F Woods - Extended Works for the Small Church Choir, Sammy Cowan, 
Mary Goetze, 
Gary Patterson

Woody Schrober - Community Children's Choirs

Special Occasion Concert


The Austin Chord Rangers, Bill Cormack, Conductor

San Antonio Chordsmen, Mac Huff, Conductor

1984  •  29th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President - Nick Boltz

Past President - Carroll W. Barnes

First Vice President - Randy Talley

Second Vice President - David O Llewellyn

Third Vice President - Marlene Murphy

Fourth Vice President - John Hemmenway

Secretary - Patty Davis

Treasurer - Bobbie Douglass

Executive Secretary - Pat Patterson

Session Conductors


Bobbie Sumerlin

Michael Terrell

Nancy Kissinger

Doug McCause

Walter LaForge

Marsha Ray

Tom Jennings

Margaret Cavenagh

Tim King

Anne Bearden

John Scarcella

Jan Juneau

Steve Garms

Linda Price

Workshop Clinicians


Jean Ashworth-Gan - Elementary

Dottie Ferrington - Middle School Literature

Barbara Thomas - Vocal health

Richard Smith - Church Music