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        
 

For details on a particular Convention, please click on the appropriate program below or scroll down for a list.

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2013         2014       2015 Conv Program
2014 convention handouts, recordings and Honor Choir Photo orders
2015 convention handouts


2013 • 58th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic

Officers
President, Jeff Rice
Past President, Amy Allibon
President-Elect, Billy Talley
College VP, Randall Hooper
HS VP, Mark Rohwer
MS/JH VP, Kari Gilbertson
Elementary VP, Laura Rachita
Church VP, Gary Mabry
Secretary/Treasurer, Karen Gonzalez
Executive Director, Sharon Lutz

Session Conductors
Kendall Allen, Unison/SA
Heather Bolin, EL/MS/JH Holiday Seasonal
Nicole Bouley, MS/JH Treble
Derrick Bready, Sacred/General SATB
Linda Harley
David Landgrebe, HS SATB
Amy McMichael, Pop/Jazz
Clorese Porter, HS Holiday/Seasonal
Heather Sharp, Adv JH/HS Training
Morris Stevens, Jr., Adv Hs/College
Joseph Stobaugh, Sacred Advanced
Theresa Whatley, MS/JH Boys
Beverly Golden, Sacred U/2pt
College Student Conductors, HS Treble/Men

Student Conductors
Daniel Bouchard – SMU
Meagan Contreras – UT Brownsville
Peter Cunningham – UTSA
Bobby Curiel – Del Mar College
Megan Gackle – Baylor
Jackson Hill – UT Arlington
Austin Hunt – Sam Houston State
Mary Katherine Hunter – University of Houston
Kara Kasberg – UNT
Kat Mangum – TCU
Jaylan Moore – Tarleton State
Gerald Nicholas – UMHB
Kayla Pendergraft – Texas State
Eric Plyler – Texas A&M Commerce
Jared Reiff – Hardin Simmons Univ
Sarah Serna – West Texas A&M
Shaun Taylor – Texas Women’s Univ
Katie Webb – Texas Tech

Clinicians

  • Dianne Brumley, Col/Cm – From Student Teaching to Teaching Students
  • Diane Benson, Col/Cm – Round Table Community Choirs
  • Brad Bouley, Col/Cm – Round Table Community Choirs
  • Ralph Frederick Stannard, Col/Cm – Round Table Community Choirs
  • Josh Taylor, Ch – Advent, Lent, and Ordinary Time, Oh My!
  • Deborah Oakes, EL – Sing Your Own Part
  • David Angerman, Ch – Building Bridges and Creating Community
  • Ruth Ann Lind, Ch – Building Bridges and Creating Community
  • Bryan Priddy, Ch – Building Bridges and Creating Community
  • Kitty Williams, Ch – Building Bridges and Creating Community
  • Paul Rardin, HS – Bad Choral Music and How to Spot It
  • Dennis Shrock, Col/Cm – Performance Practices in the Baroque and Classical Eras
  • Derrick Fox, MS/JH – Assessment in the Choral Classrom; 50 Shades of Grading
  • Gabe Musella, HS – Choir/Band: A Conversation about Collaboration
  • Denise Eaton, HS – Choir/Band: A Conversation about Collaboration
  • Connie Sanchez, HS – Getting to Know You (part of HS Student Day)
  • Jo Lynn Cookus, EL – Sing and Play
  • Monte Garrett, Col/Cm – Round Table – ACDA International Conductor Exchange
  • TJ Harper, Col/Cm – Round Table – ACDA International Conductor Exchange
  • Jerry McCoy, Col/Cm – Round Table – ACDA International Conductor Exchange
  • Dave Collett, Ch – Tried and Proven
  • Owen Duggan, Ch – Tried and Proven
  • Mike Ware, Ch – Tried and Proven
  • Dianna Jarvis, MS/JH – Teamwork and Teambuilding for the Choral Classroom
  • Audrey De La Cruz, MS/JH – Teamwork and Teambuilding for the Choral Classroom
  • Angela Brill, EL – It’s All About the Singing
  • Bobbie Douglass, Col/Cm – Round Table – Two Year Colleges
  • Andre Jaber, Col/Cm – Round Table – Two Year Colleges
  • Dennis Richardson, Col/Cm – Round Table – Two Year Colleges
  • Dina Menger, HS – The 2014 Texas All-State Choir Music
  • Lee Gwozdz, EL – The Singing Child – Tips & Toys from Tone to Text
  • Matthew Perez, MS/JH – So You Think You Can Teach?
  • Katie Richardson, MS/JH – So You Think You Can Teach?
  • Paul Rardin, HS – The Singing Hand: A Master Class for Conductors
  • Lee Gwozdz, EL – The Singing Child – Musicality and Movement
  • David Childs, Col/Cm – Conducting Master Class
  • Derrick Fox, MS/JH – “Tune In”
  • Paul Rardin, HS – Circles, Brush Strokes, and Downbows: Developing Artistry through Movement in the Choral Rehearsal
  • Karen Andrews, CH – A Whole Child Approach to Children and Youth Choirs
  • Eunice Marrero, EL – More Pat, Tap & Clap – Less Yap
  • Craig Gregory, Col/Cm – Round Table – ACDA Student Chapters
  • Sundra Flansburg, Col/Cm – Round Table – ACDA Student Chapters
  • Michele Hobizal, EL – Tried and Proven
  • Deborah Oakes, EL – Tried and Proven
  • Brenda Varvoutis Renander, EL – Tried and Proven
  • Lynne Gackle, MS/JH – Revisiting Ophelia
  • Karen Kenaston-French – College Conductor Coach
  • Kenny Sheppard – College Conductor Coach

Accompanists
Laura Farnell
Joseph Fuller
Peggy Graff
Jane Haas
Georgia Kornegay
David Lawson
Rae Moses
Patricia Neighbors
Lana Cartlidge Potts
Janet Pummill
Kristen Simpson
Jon Starling
Stefanie Stephens
Catherine Stevenson
Lonnie Tanner
Mary Jane Thornton
Jennifer Zaccagni

2013 TCDA Commissioned Work
Vespertilians, Jocelyn Hagen

Performing Groups
Cantare Houston – Kevin Riehle, artistic director/founder
Texas Boys Choir – Bryan Priddy, artistic director
Vox Humana – David Childs, conductor
Russell Miller Family
TCDA MS/JH Honor Choir 2013 – Lynne Gackle, conductor

2013 TCDA Scholarship Recipients
TCDA/Donald Bailey Scholarship – Chelsea Berner, Baylor University
TCDA/Jim & Glenda Casey Scholarship – Randall Capshaw, Texas Christian University
TCDA/William Gorham Scholarship – Megan Gackle, Baylor University
TCDA/Jackie Cocke Scholarship – Cynthia Juarez, UT Permian Basin
TCDA General Scholarship – Darla Meek, Texas A&M University Commerce
TCDA/Gandy Ink Scholarship – Amy Moore, Texas Tech University
TCDA/Cloys Webb Scholarship – Brittney Nixon, Southwestern University
TCDA/Liz Volk Scholarship – Elaina Nordin, Stephen F. Austin University
TCDA/Gandy Ink Scholarship – Kelly Poche-Rodriguez, Texas Tech University
TCDA/Past Presidents Scholarship – Katie Webb, Texas Tech University
TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Scholasrhip – Theresa Whatley, Texas A&M University Commerce

2013 TCDA Awards
Texas Choirmaster Award: Betsy Cook Weber – University of Houston, & Jerry McCoy – University of North Texas

Texas Choral Excellence Award: Keith Dixon – Bay Area Chorus, Nora Henson – Youth Chorus of Greater Dallas, & Barry Talley – Deer Park High School

Young Director of Distinction Award: Ashley Delaney – Harpool MS, Kelly Dunn – McCullough JH, Jennifer Gallagher – Nolan Ryan JH, & Matt Green – Hamilton MS

2013 Special Events
Convention Headliners – Dr. Derrick Fox, clinician & Dr. Paul Rardin, clinician
Jocelyn Hagen, Commissioned Work
Lynne Gackle, 2013 MS/JH Honor Choir Conductor
High School Student Day – featuring Tim Lautzenheiser, Connie Sanchez, & Paul Rardin

 

2014 • 59th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic 

Officers
President, Billy Talley
Past President, Jeff Rice
College VP, Randall Hooper
HS VP, Robin Brockway-Nichols
MS/JH VP, Jennifer Gallagher
Elementary VP, Laura Rachita
Church VP, Gary Mabry
Secretary/Treasurer, Terry Berrier
Executive Director, Sharon Lutz

Session Conductors
Monica Awbrey, EL Unison/SA
Christina Chapman, EL/MS/JH Holiday/Seasonal
Jason Dove, HS Holiday/Seasonal
Christopher Fiorini, MS/JH Pop/Jazz
Greg Gathright, Sacred/General
Greg Hobbs, Sacred Advanced
Gene Holkup, HS SATB
Jerry McCoy, Mozart’s Requiem Sing-In
Susan Neff, HS Treble/Men
Jerry Perales, MS/JH Boys
Terrie Preskitt-Brown, Sacred Unison/2-part
Michelle Roueché, Advanced HS/Col
Michelle Willey, MS/JH Treble
College Student Conductors, Adv/JH/HS Training

Student Conductors
Yuna Chang – University of North Texas
Samuel Davis – University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Ricardo Garza – UT-Pan American
Natalie Head – Texas Tech University
Andre Jackson – Texas State University
Phillip Jackson – Abilene Christian University
Seth Johnston – Texas A&M Commerce
Shawn Kilpatrick – Sam Houston State
Keith Martinez – UTSA
Saleel Menon – University of Houston
Sarah Neely – West Texas A&M University
Jessica Ramirez – UT Arlington
Natalie Robinson – Stephen F. Austin University
Delanie Sager – Texas Women’s University
Josef Sells – Texas Christian University
Shelby Sharp – SMU
Zachary Steele – Tarleton State University
Natalie Wells – Baylor University

 
Clinicians

  • Gary Packwood, Col/Cm – Abracadabra: Getting Students To Do What You Want
  • Barbara Gruener, EL – It’s All About Connections
  • Monte Garrett, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Programming for a Thematic Choral Concert
  • Loyd Hawthorne, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Programming for a Thematic Choral Concert
  • David Guess, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Programming for a Thematic Choral Concert
  • Betty Devine, CH – Leading Church Music in the 21st Century
  • Amelia Nagoski, Col/Cm – Roundtable: The Quantum Choir: Exploring Hidden Forces in Ensemble Singing
  • Gary Seighman, Col/Cm – Roundtable: The Quantum Choir: Exploring Hidden Forces in Ensemble Singing
  • Ken Davis, Col/Cm – Creating an Exciting Choral Sound
  • Connie Sanchez, MS/JH/HS – Team Building Activities for Choirs (part of HS Student Day)
  • Katherine Johns, EL – First Day of Music Class
  • Bob Avant, CH – Handbell Discovery
  • Michael Dean, HS – Among Friends: Tried & Proven Literature
  • Cheryl Wilson, HS – Among Friends: Tried & Proven Literature
  • Paula Edwards, HS – Among Friends: Tried & Proven Literature
  • Debra Moses, MS/JH – In the Beginning
  • Adrian Rodriguez, MS/JH – In the Beginning
  • Jessica Zentner, MS/JH – In the Beginning
  • Kevin McBeth, CH – But, It’s Just a Church Choir!
  • Thomas Rinn, HS – The Office: Practical, Creative Assessments Your Choir & Principal Will Love
  • Jennifer Carter, MS/JH – Candid Camera: Tenor/Bass Edition
  • Gershom Garcia, MS/JH – Candid Camera: Tenor/Bass Edition
  • Tammy Benton, MS/JH – Candid Camera: Tenor/Bass Edition
  • Dianne Brumley – Nature v. Nurture: The Role Music Plays in Brain Development
  • Cayce Harness-Brumley – Nature v. Nurture: The Role Music Plays in Brain Development
  • Andy Beck, EL – Just Add Kids – Here Comes Treble!
  • Kenneth Fulton, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Conductor’s Forum
  • Jerry McCoy, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Conductor’s Forum
  • Gary Packwood, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Conductor’s Forum
  • Dennish Shrock, Col/Cm – Roundtable: Conductor’s Forum
  • Mica Bull, MS/JH – Speed Dating
  • Erin Huston, MS/JH – Speed Dating
  • Tescille Riser, MS/JH – Speed Dating
  • Theresa Whatley, MS/JH – Speed Dating
  • Chris & Kimberley Ahrens, HS – Modern Family: Managing Choir/Home Life
  • Jeff & Jannifer Rice, HS – Modern Family: Managing Choir/Home Life
  • Doug & Sarah Council, HS – Modern Family: Managing Choir/Home Life
  • Dan Forrest, CH – Meet the Composer
  • Diana Sanchez-Bushong, CH – Empty Chairs, Empty Tables
  • Brian & Melissa Smith, MS/JH – iUse Technology: Practical Solutions to Up Your Tech Savvy
  • Clell E. Wright, CH – Major Works: From Concept to Completion
  • Lee Gwozdz, EL – Toys in Action with LEE!
  • Dinah Menger, HS – The Amazing Race: Texas All-State Choir 2015: What’s New?
  • Lauren Summa, EL – Do, Re, Mi, Fa SO Many Ways to Use Technology
  • Norm Sands, EL – Do, Re, Mi, Fa SO Many Ways to Use Technology
  • Meredith Mooney, EL – Do, Re, Mi, Fa SO Many Ways to Use Technology
  • Jo Lynn Cookus, EL – Do, Re, Mi, Fa SO Many Ways to Use Technology
  • Alisha Gabriel, EL – Do, Re, Mi, Fa SO Many Ways to Use Technology
  • Amy Allibon, HS – Breading Bad (Teaching Habits)
  • Phyllis King, EL – Conduct Yourself Accordingly!
  • Deborah Barrick, MS/JH – Extreme Pop Show Makeover
  • Carisa Niemeyer, MS/JH – Extreme Pop Show Makeover
  • Tescille Riser, MS/JH – Extreme Pop Show Makeover
  • Rob Phillips, MS/JH – Extreme Pop Show Makeover
  • Michael Madrid, MS/JH – Extreme Pop Show Makeover
  • Vladimir Silva, Col/Cm – Choral Music of Brazilian Composer Reginaldo Carvalho
  • Doreen Rao, EL – From Repertoire to Rehearsal Pedagogy: How Does the Music Tell Us What To Do?
  • Connie Horton, MS/JH – Tried and True
  • Mary Jane Phillips, MS/JH – Tried and True
  • Joel Price, MS/JH – Tried and True
  • Kathy Price, Col/Cm – Working with the Aging Voice: Preserve, Protect, Improve the Mature Singing Voice
  • Kenneth Fulton – College Conductor Coach
  • Dennis Schrock – College Conductor Coach

 
Accompanists
Kathleen Alvizo
Robert Brewer
Ryan Chatterton
Matthew Crosby
Jeff Crouse
Stacey Brandenberger
Jennifer Franz-Melady
Katherine Johnson
James Kimmel
Brent McCartney
David Means
Melanie Moore
Willie Morales
Kelly Pfaffenberger
Amy Solberg
Joe Snyder
Stefanie Stephens
Lonnie W. Tanner

2014 TCDA Commissioned Work
Hymn of Creation, Dan Forrest

Performing Groups
The Ken Davis Chorale – Ken Davis, artistic director/conductor
The Austin Handbell Ensemble – Bob Avant, director/conductor
The San Antonio Chamber Choir – Scott MacPherson, director
2014 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir – Doreen Rao, conductor
2014 TCDA Festival Chorus – Loyd Hawthorne, conductor

2014 TCDA Scholarship Recipients
TCDA/Donald Bailey Scholarship – Andrea Horton, Baylor University
TCDA/Jim & Glenda Casey Scholarship – Travis Baldwin, Florida State University
TCDA/William Gorham Scholarship – Seth Johnston, Texas A&M University Commerce
TCDA/Jackie Cocke Scholarship – Katie Hunter, University of Houston
TCDA General Scholarship – Kelsi Fletcher, Texas Tech University
TCDA/Gandy Ink Scholarship – Heather Klossner, Eastman School of Music
TCDA/Cloys Webb Scholarship – Julie Brinkman, Abilene Christian University
TCDA/Liz Volk Scholarship – Dylan Corder, Baylor University
TCDA General Scholarship – Juan Mendoza, Baylor University
TCDA/Past Presidents Scholarship – Daniel Bouchard, Southern Methodist University
TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Scholarship – Darla Meek, Texas A&M University Commerce

2014 TCDA Awards
Texas Choirmaster Award: Loyd Hawthorne, Abilene

Texas Choral Excellence Award: Kathy Hackett – Plano West Senior HS, Stan McGill – Highland Park HS (retired 2008), & Randy Talley – Ector County ISD (retired 2011)

Young Director of Distinction Award: Hollyn Griffin – Cooper HS, Clinton Hardy – Central HS, & Briana Kruse – Klein Collins HS

TCDA Service Award: Lu Marler – JW Pepper, Dallas

2014 Special Events
Dan Forrest, Commissioned Work
Doreen Rao, 2014 TCDA Elementary Honor Choir
Loyd Hawthorne, 2014 TCDA Festival Chorus
High School Student Leadership Day - featuring Jeremy Spicer, Connie Sanchez, Dan Forrest, & David Grogan

 

2015 • 60th Annual Convention & New Music Reading Clinic


Officers
President, Billy Talley
Past President, Jeff Rice
College VP, Lynne Gackle
HS VP, Robin Brockway-Nichols
MS/JH VP, Jennifer Gallagher
Elementary VP, Michele Hobizal
Church VP, Joshua Taylor
Secretary/Treasurer, Terry Berrier
Executive Director, Sharon Lutz

Session Conductors
Josh Brown, MS/JH/HS Pop/Jazz
Carolyn Cruse, Advanced HS/Col
Michele Dial, Elementary Unison/SA
Kammi Estelle, EL/MS/JH Holiday/Seasonal
Kristen Gossett, Sacred General
George Martin, MS/JH Boys
Janwin Overstreet-Goode, HS Treble/Men
David Rives, High School Holiday/Seasonal
Kay Sherrill, HS SATB
Andrea Snouffer, MS/JH Treble
Diana Taylor, Sacred Unison/2 part
Betsy Cook Weber, Schubert’s Mass in G Sing-In
Harry Wooten, CH Sacred Advanced
College Student Conductors, Adv/JH/HS Training

Student Conductors
Jelisa Baker – TAMU Commerce
Robert Boren – Stephen F. Austin
Jordan Brown – Austin College
Shannon Conboy – SMU
Jamie Couch – Southwestern University
Ellen Donaldson – Abilene Christian
Grant Easdon – Texas Tech University
Roberto Garza II – UT Pan American
Terry Livingston – Mary Hardin-Baylor
Amy McKinney – Baylor University
Mariah Mendoza – Texas Women’s University
Mark Patterson – Prairie View A&M
Carissa Reyes – Texas A&M Kingsville
Stephanie Reyes – Texas State University
Shawn Simonson – Lamar University
Krystal Smith – Tarleton State
Sarah Stevens – UTSA
Tess Varlack – Hardin-Simmons
Miguel Zuniga –UT Brownsville

 
Clinicians

  • Kristen Bugos, EL – Sing, Play, Move and Create: Listen and Learn with the Masters
  • Chris Crook, CH – Tried and True; Youth Choirs and Small Church Choirs
  • Sid Davis, CH – Tried and True; Youth Choirs and Small Church Choirs
  • Robyn Hollimon, CH – Tried and True; Youth Choirs and Small Church Choirs
  • Lynette Vincent, EL – Mi So La or Do Re Mi: A Music Learning Sequence for Older Beginners
  • Charles Hausmann, Col/Cm – Bilingual Conducting
  • Sandra Snow, HS – ReHEARsal: Connecting Inner Hearing with Meaningful Choral Teaching Strategies
  • Dave Collett, CH – Concert Series: A Win-Win!
  • Kevin Riehle, CH – Concert Series: A Win-Win!
  • Greg Hobbs, CH – Concert Series: A Win-Win!
  • Dana Effler, CH – Concert Series: A Win-Win!
  • Ange Goins, MS/JH – It’s My Party
  • Kelly McDonald, MS/JH – It’s My Party
  • Clinton Hardy, MS/JH – It’s My Party
  • Ashley Delaney, MS/JH – It’s My Party
  • Amy Allibon, HS – What Not to Wear
  • Rick Bjella, Col/Cm – Ideas and Strategies for Creative Programming
  • Angela Ramsey, EL – Tried and Proven
  • Debra Johnson, EL – Tried and Proven
  • Becky Knox, EL – Tried and Proven
  • Sally Schott, MS/JH/HS – Dr. Who: Prescriptions for Common Choir Ailments
  • Dominick DiOrio, MS/JH/HS – Dr. Who: Prescriptions for Common Choir Ailments
  • Jeb Mueller, MS/JH/HS – Dr. Who: Prescriptions for Common Choir Ailments
  • Jenny Hafernik, MS/JH/HS – Dr. Who: Prescriptions for Common Choir Ailments
  • Cyndie Lowry, EL – Building a Successful Choir Program through the use of a Summer Choir Camp
  • Melissa Roth, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Monica Muscato, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Courtney Kelly, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Amy Moore, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Lorelai Cole, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Amanda Ransom, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Mary Jane Phillips, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Jennie Crawford, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Debbie Pilgrim, MS/JH – iChoir Because iCan!
  • Bob Horton, HS – Exploring the 2015-2016 All-State Choir Repertoire
  • Josh Taylor, CH – Networking Session
  • James Franklin, Col/Cm – The Well-Tempered Choir
  • Taylor Davis, CH – Creative Writing 101: A Conversation with Texas Composers
  • Kinley Lange, CH – Creative Writing 101: A Conversation with Texas Composers
  • Debra Scroggins, CH – Creative Writing 101: A Conversation with Texas Composers
  • Terry Price, CH – Growing the Volunteer Choir
  • Michael Chandler, EL – Singing + Moving = Student Engagement
  • Phyllis Thomas, EL – Technology in the Elementary Music Classroom
  • Sandra Snow, HS – Discovering the “DNA” Embedded in a Musical Work
  • Jennifer Patterson, EL – Boys and Girls Come Out to Play
  • Christina Svec, EL – Improvise and Explore! Vocal Development in Early Elementary
  • Dr. Rick Bjella, Col/Cm – Meet the Conductors
  • Dr. Carolyn Cruse, Col/Cm – Meet the Conductors
  • Dr. James Franklin, Col/Cm – Meet the Conductors
  • Dr. Joni Jensen, Col/Cm – Meet the Conductors
  • Dr. Joey Martin, Col/Cm – Meet the Conductors
  • Dr. Frank F. Eychaner, HS – Principles of Effective Choral Leadership
  • Andrea Ramsey, EL/MS/JH – Embracing the Non-Auditioned Chorus

Accompanists
Jeanna Baibos
Debby Barkey
Christie Bean
Carl Braden
Clinton Bray
Thomas Froehlich
Stephanie Hicks
Stephen Holcomb
Patricia Neighbors
Jill Norwood
Sigurd Øgaard
Kelly Pfaffenberger
Marie Rogers
Ed Snouffer
Peter Steenblik
Stefanie Stephens
Will Varner
Jennifer Zaccagni

2015 TCDA Commissioned Work
I Should Be Glad, Susan LaBarr
An Irish Blessing, Dominick DiOrio

Performing Groups
The Texas Master Chorale – Brad Bouley, founder/director
The Corpus Christi Cathedral Choir – Lee Gwozdz, director & Lupe Rivera, assistant director
Home Free – Season 4 Champions of NBC’s The Sing-Off
2015 TCDA Middle School/Junior High Honor Choir – Andrea Ramsey, conductor
2015 TCDA Directors Chorus – Sandra Snow, conductor

2015 TCDA Scholarship Recipients
TCDA/Donald Bailey Scholarship – Kevin Tarpley, Texas State University
TCDA/William Gorham Scholarship – Emily Premont, University of Houston
TCDA/Jackie Cocke Scholarship – Kelsey Hohnstein, Texas Tech University
TCDA General Scholarship – Susan Anderson, Texas State University
TCDA/Cloys Webb Scholarship – Daniel Bryson, Texas Christian University
TCDA/Liz Volk Scholarship – Natalie Manning, University of North Texas
TCDA General Scholarship – Obinna Okechukwu, Southern Methodist University
TCDA/Past Presidents Scholarship – Ryan Rogers, University of Houston
TCDA/Abbott-IPCO Professional Scholarship – Kelley Poche-Rodriguez
TCDA/Jim & Glenda Casey Professional Scholarship – Lorissa Mason
TCDA/Gandy Ink Professional Scholarship – Chris Jorns

2015 TCDA Awards
Texas Choirmaster Award: Terry Price, Preston Hollow Presbyterian

Texas Choral Excellence Award:
-Robert Stovall, Fort Worth Country Day School
-Cynthia Nott, Children’s Chorus of Greater Dallas
-Cheryl Wilson, Garland High School
-Dianna Jarvis, Bush Middle School
-Paula Edwards, Robert E Lee High School
-Patricia Neighbors, North Richland Hills

Young Director of Distinction Award:
-Wesley Davis, Marcus High School
-Kelly Talley, Arlington ISD
-Tanner Wilemon, Timber Creek High School

2015 Special Events
TCDA’s 60th Anniversary Celebration
Special Performance by the winners of NBC’s The Sing Off – Home Free
High School Student Leadership Day – featuring Jeremy Spicer, Susan LaBarr, James & Nicole Taylor

Convention Headliners:
-Susan LaBarr, Commissioned Work
-Dominick DiOrio, Commissioned Work
-Andrea Ramsey, 2015 TCDA MS/JH Honor Choir
-Sandra Snow, 2015 TCDA Directors Chorus