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        

2000 - 2004

2000  •  45th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers

President - John Hemmenway
Past President - Marsha Carlisle
HS/College VP - Danny Detrick
JH/MS VP - Georgia Kornegay
Elementary VP - Sheila Donahue
Church/Community VP - Kevin Riehle
Secretary/Treasurer - Judy Putney
Executive Director - Dan L Wood

Session Conductors


Pat Fleming, MS/JH General

Fred Gunderson, Sacred SATB

Ann Hastings, Unison/SA

Nancy Kissinger, MS/HS Training

Sean Mann, El/MS Potpourri

Stan McGill, HS/College - Treble/Men

Dinah Menger, Pop/Novelty

Cynthia Nott, Sacred Unison, 2- 3-part

Diana Sanchez-Bushong, Sacred Sampler

John Silantien, SATB General

Robert Stovall, TMEA All-State Music

Eric von Hindman, Holiday/Seasonal


Clinicians


Dr Donald Bailey, HS/College - Teaching Your Choir to Sing More Musically

Brad Bouley, Church/Community Panel Discussion

Glenda Casey, HS/College - New to the PML IV, V

Sue Cruse, Vocal Jazz

Christine Flohr Bauer, MS/JH - Tried & Proven: Off the UIL List

Dr Janet Galvan, Elementary Choral Rehearsal Techniques; Working with Young Voices

Philip Glenn, Introduction to Sequencing

Bob Horton, MS/JH - Music New to the UIL

Mark Hosney, Introduction to Sequencing

Jan Juneau, HS/College - New to the PML IV, V

Kathy Kuddes, Elementary - From Instruction to Production

Cathy Magee, MS/JH - Tried & Proven: Off the UIL List

Cynthis Nott, Church/Community Panel Discussion

Michael O'Hern, HS/College - Building Blocks for Successful Teaching

Barbara Perkins, HS/College - New to the PML IV, V

Dr Sharon L Radionoff, Care and Feeding of the Wounded Voice

Paris Rutherford, Vocal Jazz

Jo Scurlock-Dillard, HS/College - New to the PML IV, V

Sandy Shelley, MS/JH - Tried & Proven: Off the UIL List

Robert Simpson, Church/Community Panel Discussion

Joan Varner, Meet the Composer

John Yarrington, Church/Community - Putting Carts Before Horses -- Warming Up and Liking It!; It's a Matter of Style

Accompanists


Carl Braken, 
Robin Brockway, 
Bill Gokelman, 
Dee Ann Gorham, 
Jane Haas
, Karen Lewis, 
Ginger Mann
, Will Varner
, Ken Axelson

2000 TCDA Commissioned Work


We Are the Children by Joan Verner

Performed by the TCDA Children's Chorus (CC2YK)
 - Dr Janet Galvan, Conductor

Performing Groups


Tomball Community Chorus
 - Brad Bouley, Conductor
The Houston Choral Artists, The Choral Music of David Ashley White
 - Betsy Weber, Conductor

BBQ Entertainment


Forever Plaid 


BBQ Sponsored in part by Pepper of Dallas/Fort Worth

2000 TCDA Scholarship Recipients


TCDA Ruth Whitlock Scholasrship, Amanda Olmstead

TCDA Bev Henson Scholarship, Caryn Rommel Martin

TCDA Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship, Randy Hooper

Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship, Kay Wall Owens

TCDA Past Presidents' Scholarship, John Christopher Lo

2001  •  45th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers

President, John Hemmenway
Past President, Marsha Carlisle
President Elect, Dr Donald Bailey
HS/College VP, Danny Detrick
MS/JH VP, Georgia Kornegay
Elementary VP, Wanetta Hill
Church/Comm VP, Dr Betty Devine
Secretary/Treasurer, Judy Putney
Executive Director, Dan L Wood

Session Conductors


Kay Anderson, Unison/SA

Pat Banks, Pop/Novelty
Deidre Douglas, MS/JH General

Kirby Folis, Sacred Dampler

Gary Leger, MS/HS Training

George Mims, Sacred Unison/2-,3-part

Jason Sneed, Holiday/Seasonal

LaHonda Sharp, Sacred SATB General

Cathy Wafford, HS/College Treble/Men

Mike Ware, TMEA All State

Chris White, SATB General

Clinicians


Lee Campbell-Towell, EL-2 R Better than 1

Thomas Coker, Ch/Com-Mentoring

Sue Cruse, Transitioning from Pop to Vocal Jazz

John R Dickson, Ch/Com-Mentoring 

Denise Eaton, Student Symposium: Magic of the Basics

DuWayne Davis-Gospel Music Repertoire & Rehearsal Techniques

Keith Dixon, Pieces from the ACDA Monograph

Dr Jeri Graham Edmonds, EL/Ch/Com-No Breath -No Sound; Shorten & Scream; Thinking- A Singer's Skill

Bette Barrett Fisher, EL-Taking the Next Step

Philip Glenn, Intro to Sequencing

Sonya Holesovsky, Intro to Sequencing

Mark Hosny, Intro to Sequencing; Computer Software in the Classroom

Just 4 Kicks, HS/Col-Men Behind the Music
 (Randy Crenshaw, Kirk Marcy, Kirby Shaw, Vijay Singh)

Dr Jerry McCoy, HS/Col-Do You Hear What I Hear?

George Ellis Mims, Ch/Com-Mentoring

Tracey Patterson, Intro to Sequencing

Edgar Quaid, Pieces from the ACDA Monograph

Marsha Robinson
Paris Rutherford, Transitioning from Pop to Vocal Jazz

Simon Sargon, HS/Col/Ch/Com-Hebrew Literature

Sally Schott, Pieces from the ACDA Monograph

Julie Scott, EL-Choral singing the Orff Way

LaHonda Sharp, Ch/Com-Mentoring

Kirby Shaw, Kirby Shaw's Soul Clinic

Dr Robert J Ward, MS/JH-Rehearsal Techniques; Changing voice

Accompanists


Robin Brockway
, Peggy Graff, 
Mary Belle Leach
, Eileene Moss
, Kevin Riehle
, Janet Scarcella

2001 TCDA Commissioned Work

Sing, Jubilate Deo!, by Shari Riley

Performed by the TCDA MS/JH Honor Choir, - Dr Robeert J Ward, Conductor

Performing Groups


Good News Gospel Choir - DuWayne Davis, Conductor

The Monaco Boys Choir
 - Pierre Debat, Conductor

BBQ Entertainment


Just 4 Kicks
 - Randy Crenshaw, Kirk Marcy, Kirby Shaw, Vijay Singh
BBQ Sponsored in part by Pepper of Dallas/Fort Worth, and Hal Leonard Corp

2001 TCDA Scholarship Recipients


TCDA/Bev Henson Scholarship, Samantha Phillips

TCDA/Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship, Bo Shirah

TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship, Denise Eaton

TCDA Past Presidents' Scholarship, Derrick Bready

 

Special Event

Our Faith Through Work and Song -- Travis Park UMC -- Thursday Evening

Participating Groups


Sanctuary Choir, South main Baptist, Houston - Thomas Coker, Director

Chamber choir, University UMC, San Antonio -  Mary McKay, Director

University of Houston Good News Gospel Choir - DuWayne Davis, Director

Organist


Kevin Riehle, Emmanual Episcopal, Houston

Worship Leaders


Dr Betty Devine, TCDA Church/Community VP

Simon Sargon, Temple Emmanuel, Dallas

Mary Cecilia Henry, Sisters of Charity of the Incarnate Word

2002 47th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President, Dr Donald Bailey

Past President, John Hemmenway

HS/College VP, Betsy Weber

MS/JH VP, Bob Horton

Elementary VP, Wanetta Hill

Church/Comm VP, Dr Betty Devine

Secretary/Treasurer, Suzanne Medlen

Executive Director, Dan L Wood

Session Conductors


Pat Antinone, MS/JH General

Woody Christman, Holiday/Seasonal

Sue Cruse, Pop/Novelty

Judy Edmonson, Sacres U/2-3 part

Scott Houston, MS/HS Training

Marguerite McCormick, Unison, SA

Russell Miller, Sacred SATB

Dr James Morrow, SATB General

Ronnie Sanders, Sacred Sampler

Michael Ware, TMEA All State

Steve Weber, HS/Col Treble/MenClinicians

Clinicians


Joan Gregory, Choral Rehearsal Techniques

Mary Jane Phillips, MS/JH — Sight Reading Games

Mark Hosny, Technology for Those Living in an Abacus World

Dr John Paul Johnson, Home-Grown Is Best (Texas Composers)

Dr Paul Oakley, Ch/Com — Tried & True 

Marsha Robinson, Tracey Patterson, Sequencing Is Not a Four-letter Word

Amy Allibon, Keith Dixon, and Denise Eaton, Yes, But Is It Beautiful?

Randall Hooper, Surviving the Sight Reading Room

Betsy Weber, Collegiate Roundtable

Dr Paul Radde, How to Influence Decision Makers

Donald Bailey, John Dickson, Charles Hausmann, Allen Hightower, Thomas Jaber, John Paul Johnson, Jing Ling-Tam, James Morrow, John Yarrington; Conducting Extravaganza

Dr Warren Henry, EL/CH/Com —Developing the Child’s Voice in the General Music Classroom

Jami Lupold, Pat Surface; El Hook ‘em Up and Reel ‘em In

Joan Gregoryk, Choral Music Education Begins In the Classroom

Eddie Quaid, Nancy Kissinger, Susie Low; El/JH/MS/Col —I wish Someone Had Told Me That

Accompanists


Robert Cruhm
, Thomas Jaber, 
Angela Rivera, 
Janet Scarcella
, Will Varner

2002 TCDA Commissioned Work


An American Anthem!, by Allan Naplan

Performed by the TCDA Children’s Honor Choir - Joan Gregoryk, Conductor

Performing Groups


Turtle Creek Chorale - Timothy Seelig, conductor

Male Chorus of First Baptist Church of Hamilton Park - John Sherow-Tatum, conductor

Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church San Antonio - Stephen Carrell, conductor

BBQ Entertainment


Sharon Montgomery and Charlene Wright

Do Fa Sisters
 - Denise Eaton, Amy Lewis, Robin Brockway, Amy Allibon


BBQ Sponsored in part by Pepper of Dallas/Fort Worth

2002 TCDA Scholarship Recipients


TCDA/Bev Henson Scholarship, Lindsay Maulden

TCDA/Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship, Shane Blume

TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship, Lucy Bloor

TCDA Past Presidents' Scholarship, 
Jeni Vaughn

TCDA/Bill Gorham Scholarship, Melissa Hall

Special Event


Our Faith Through Work and Song II-- First Presbyterian-- Thursday Evening
Participating Groups:

Sanctuary Choir, First Baptist Church San Antonio - Stephen Carrell, Conductor

Sanctuary Choir, Custer Road UMC Plano - Tim Morrison, Conductor

2003  •  48th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President, Dr Donald Bailey

Past President, John Hemmenway

President Elect: Michael O'Hern

HS/College VP, Betsy Weber

MS/JH VP, Bob Horton

Elementary VP, Judy Dobbins

Church/Comm VP, Dianne Brumley

Secretary/Treasurer, Suzanne Medlen

Executive Director, Dan L Wood


Session Conductors


Cora Lee Burns, Sacred U, 2-, 3-part

Jan Corbin, Pop/Novelty

Lisa Cunningham, MS/HS Training

Danny Detrick, Holiday/Seasonal

Linda Harley, Unison/ SA

Amanda Lonsford, MS/JH General

Gary Mabry, Sacred SATB

Jo Scurlock-Dillard, TMEA All State

Don Shelley, SacredSampler

Chris White, SATB General

Student Conductors
:  Amanda Bushnell, HS Treble/Men
, Mindy Davis, HS Treble/Men
, Charles Flores, HS Treble/Men
, Brandon Folts, HS Treble/Men, 
Alan Hamilton, HS Treble/Men, 
TJ Hoffman, HS Treble/Men
, Chris Jones, HS Treble/Men, 
Lindsay Maulden, HS Treble/Men
, Melanie Nelson (Braucht) , HS Treble/Men
, Patrick Newcomb, HS Treble/Men
, Nathaniel Peake, HS Treble/Men, 
Anna Pierce, HS Treble/Men
, Vivian Rodriguez, HS Treble/Men
, Jeffrey Schulz, HS Treble/Men
, Sarah Stevens, HS Treble/Men
, Donald Stubblefield, HS Treble/Men, 
Caitlin Wells, HS Treble/Men
, Laney M Wells, HS Treble/Men
, Spencer Wiley, HS Treble/Men


Clinicians


Shawn Bell, HS/Col/SS – Boys, Boys, Boys

Karen Bryan, El – Let the TEKS Tackle TAKS and PDAS For You; El – Sharing Session

Keith Dixon, HS/Col/SS – PML New Repertoire

Judy Dobbins, El – Sharing Session

Kathy French, MS/JH/SS – Tried & True

Lynn Gackle, MS/JH – Rehearsal Techniques

Eduardo Garcia Novelli, HS/Col/SS–Texas Composers

Betsy Henderson, El – Choral Repertoire That Works!, El – Sharing Session

Mark Hosny, Technology for Those Living in an Abacus World

Margaret Jordan, MS/JH/SS – Tried & True

Clara Lewis, Ch/Com – Fundraising and Grant-writing for Non-profit Arts Organizations

Kathy Lollar, , MS/JH/SS – Tried & True ; MS/JH – PML New Repertoire

Suzie Low, El–A Bag of Tricks

Gary Mabry, Student Conductor Coordinator

Matthew Marsh, Ch/Com – How to Get Your Best Singers Out of the Pews and Into the Loft

Joey Martin, Student Conductor Coordinator

Jerry McCoy, HS/Col/SS – Sing We Now Olé!

Stan McGill, HS/Col/SS – New Sight Reading Materials for the HS Classroom

Debra Beam Moses, MS/JH/SS–The Boys of Never-Never Land?

Barbara Murphy, MS/JH – PML New Repertoire

Martha Orton, El – Choral Repertoire That Works! , El – Sharing Session

Tracy Patterson, Sequencing

Lindy Perez, El – Vocal Techniques

Barbara Perkins, HS/Col/SS – PML New Repertoire

Mary Jane Phillips, MS/JH – Do We Get to Sight-read Today?

Paul Radde, The Highly-sensitive Person

Jeff Rice, HS/Col/SS – PML New Repertoire; MS/JH – PML New Repertoire

Marsha Robinson, Sequencing

Jo Scurlock-Dillard, HS/Col/SS – Boys, Boys, Boys

Morris Stevens, HS/Col/SS – New Sight Reading Materials for the HS Classroom

Billy Talley, HS/Col/SS – Tried & True

Jing Ling Tam, HS/Col/SS – Movement in the Choral rehearsal

Mary Jane Thornton, El – Choral Repertoire That Works!: El – Sharing Session

Sally Trenfield, El – Orff Techniques for Children’s Choirs

Jo Weir, HS/Col/SS – Boys, Boys, Boys


Accompanists


Jody Bagley
, Debbie Barkey
, Carl Braden
, Robert Cruhm
, Will Varner, 
Marisa Warren
, Jennifer Zaccagni


2003 TCDA Commissioned Work

Two Choral Sketches, by David Ashley White

Performed by the TCDA MS/JH Honor Choir - Lynne Gackle, Conductor

Performing Groups:

St Pauls UMC, Houston
 - Frances Anderson, Music Director; Bob Brewer, Organist, Choirmaster

1st Baptist Chamber Singers of San Antonio - Stephen Carrell, Director

Texas Choral Artists - Jerry McCoy, Director

US Army Chorale - Col Gary F Lamb, Director

Sanctuary Choir of First Baptist Church San Antonio - Stephen Carrell, conductor


BBQ Entertainment


US Army Chorale - Col Gary F Lamb, Director

BBQ Sponsored in part by Pepper of Dallas/Fort Worth


2003 TCDA Scholarship Recipients


TCDA/Gandy Ink Scholarship, Lenette Hernandez

TCDA Past Presidents' Scholarship, Amanda Bushell

TCDA Past Presidents' Scholarship, Charles Flores Jr

TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship, Monte Garrett

TCDA/Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship, Kevin Moody

2004  •  49th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers


President, Michael O'Hern

Past President, Dr Donald Bailey

HS/College VP, Amy Allibon

MS/JH VP, Frank Bennett

Elementary VP: Judy Dobbins

Church/Comm VP, Dianne Brumley

Secretary/Treasurer, Beth Gove

Executive Director, Dan L Wood


Session Conductors


Shawn Bell, Holiday/Seasonal

Heather Orr, Pop/Novelty

Amy Lewis, JH/HS Training

Lonnie Tanner, Treble/Boys

J'Nevelyn Lloyd, Sacred U/2-part

Becca Jarvis, Unison/ SA

Sherry Miller, MS/JH General

Paul Magyar, Sacred SATB

Jo Scurlock-Dillard, TMEA All State

Gregory Psych, Sacred Sampler

Allen Hightower, SATB General

Student Conductors:  
Jamie Wathen Abrams, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Mark Berry, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Nicki Bouley, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Daniel Farris, HS/Co/Treble-Men, 
Stephanie Handal, HS/Co/Treble-Men, 
Amy Heine, HS/Co/Treble-Men, 
Rebecca Hunt, HS/Co/Treble-Men, 
Jenisha Jenkins, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Alix McCowan, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Richard "Skip" McLinden, HS/Co/Treble-Men, 
Stan Moody, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Matt Moody, HS/Co/Treble-Men
,Tara Peacock, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Jaime Ramirez, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Angela Slaughter, HS/Co/Treble-Men
, Kathryn Stoltz, HS/Co/Treble-Men, 
Jeff Theiss, HS/Co/Treble-Men


Clinicians


Tammy Benton, JH/HS Tried & True

Terry Berrier, HS/Co – Sight Reading Room Trauma

Derrick Brookins, JH/HS Tried & True

Michael Dean, HS/Co/Ch/Cm – The "IT" Factor: Teaching Your Choir to Sing Beautifully in a Rap-infested World!

Denise Eaton, HS/Co/MS/JH – Getting Parents Involved – Making a Booster Club Work for Your Program

Linda Harley, EL – It's About Making Music

Alison Haygood, JH/HS Tried & True

Rosemary Heffley, HS/Co/Ch/Cm – the "IT" Factor: Teaching Your Choir to Sing Beautifully in a Rap-infested World!

Philip Glenn, All Divisions – Survivor: Catching Up With the CD Age

Suzie Low, EL – Bag of Tricks:Songs & Games to Involve the Young Singer 

Candy McComb, MS/JH – Survivor: Organizing Your Chaos

Roger Melone, The Conductor's How to: Preparing Choral/Orchestral Works

Gay Munselle, Ch/Cm – Top 10 Ideas for a Successful Youth Choir Program

Sheri Neill, HS/Co – Sight Reading Room Trauma

Jeff Rice, SS/MS/HS – Handling the Paperwork jfor UIL & TMEA

Sheryl Sebo, Ch/Cm – Splash Week at the Church

Mona Sinclair, MS/JH – Survivor: Planning Your Sight Reading Calendar

Mary Alick Stollak, EL – Choral rehearsal Techniques; Look At It This Way!

Scott Surface, JH/HS Tried & True

Randy Talley, SS/MS/JH/HS – Fundraising for the Beginner

Lonnie Tanner, HS/Co – Sight Reading Room Trauma

Neena Taylor, HS/Co/Ch/Cm – the "IT" Factor: Teaching Your Choir to Sing Beautifully in a Rap-infested World!

Trout Fishing in America (Keith Grimwood & Ezra Islet) – Composition Workshop

Brad White, HS/Co/MS/JH – Getting Parents Involved – Making a Booster Club Work for Your Program

Terry W York, Ch/Cm – America's Worship Wars


Accompanists


Paula Brewer
, Cora Lea Burns, 
Robert Cruhm, 
Peggy Graff
, Thomas Jaber
, Patricia Neighbors, 
Joe Snyder
, Will Varner


2004 TCDA Commissioned Work

Sweet Day, by Robert H Young

Performed by the Texas Master Chorale - Brad Bouley, Conductor


Performing Groups


San Antonio Choral Society - Gary Mabry, Conductor

Texas Master Chorale - Brad Bouley, Conductor

University Baptist Church Chamber Singers - Matt Marsh, Conductor

First Baptist Church of San Antonio Sanctuary Choir, Stephen Carrell, Conductor

University UMC Sanctuary Choir - Mary McKay, Conductor


BBQ Entertainment


Trout Fishing in America

Sponsored in part by Pepper of Dallas/Fort Worth

2004 TCDA Scholarship Recipients


TCDA/Gandy Ink Scholarship, Meredith Hemmenway

TCDA Past Presidents' Scholarship, Jenny Lynn Ussery

TCDA/William Gorham Scholarship, Laura Elaine Garland

TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship, Cynthia De Lee Mills

TCDA/Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship, Monty Garrett