The 2014 TCDA Convention and New Music Reading Clinic
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX
July 27 – July 30, 201
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TCDA Members:  Pre-registration for convention is now closed.  You may register on-site for convention at the price of $130 for Active Members; Retired members are $35 and Students are $25 for convention.  TCDA Registration opens on Sunday, July 27 at 2:00 p.m. If you have pre-paid for Membership and Convention, please go straight to the Pre-Registration (Pre-Paid) counter. 

High School Student Day Registration is now closed.

Out-of-State Registrants: We welcome out-of-state attendees (no membership necessary).   Pre-registration is now closed.  On-site registration will start on July 27, 2:00 in San Antonio and on-site convention fee will be $130.

Online links:
2014 Elementary Honor Choir - for rehearsal schedule and guest conductor information
2014 Convention Schedule

If you prefer paper forms, you may download the following:
Hotel reservations            Map of Hotels and pricing



2014 Festival Chorus

       Featuring Dan Forrest, composer
      Monday, JULY 28, 2014
      FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH, SAN ANTONIO
      515 McCullough

      6:00 pm pre-service concert
      Austin Handbell Ensemble, Bob Avant, Conductor

      7:00 pm Festival Chorus

The Festival Chorus will be comprised of adult church choir singers from all around the state as well as outside of Texas.  Church music directors are asked to invite singers with advanced musical skills and vocal technique from their choirs to participate in this special event.  Balanced SATB ensembles from each church are preferred.

I M P O R T A N T  D A T E S

Early Bird Registration Deadline............................................May 1
Final Registration Deadline...................................................June 25
Music Packet Sent. ..............................................................Late June
Sectional Rehearsal.............................................................July 27, 1:00 pm
Festival Chorus Rehearsal..................................................July 27, 3:00 pm
Festival Chorus Rehearsal with Dan Forrest.......................July 28, 2:30 pm
Worship Service..................................................................July 28, 7:00 pm


High School Student Day

Monday, July 28, 2014
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX - the Gallery (west of Ballroom A)
8:30am             Registration
9:30 - 3:15pm   Sessions          Lunch break will be at noon and is not provided by TCDA

Featuring:   

                                                                       

Jeremy Spicer, CEO, SASI                    Connie Sanchez, Veteran Teacher               Dr. Dan Forrest, Composer


New Teacher Academy

Sunday, July 27, 2014
Henry B Gonzalez Convention Center, San Antonio, TX - Room 006
8:30 Check-In; Sessions from 9 am to 6pm. Lunch will be provided

Pre-Registration is Strongly Encouraged and can be done through your convention registration

Academy Information:

DESIGNED FOR:
Directors beginning their public school teaching career - Fall 2014
Directors with limited teaching experience
Directors new to Texas

CREDIT:
8 hours Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit - Must attend all sessions and complete the curriculum

COST:
$40 which includes lunch
For directors beginning their teaching career - Fall 2014, TCDA offers a 50% discount on your convention registration (proof of eligibility required)

CURRICULUM:
Classroom Management/Discipline; Student Motivation; Organizing Your Year; Communicating with your Principal; Overview of TMEA, UIL, TEA and other Professional Organizations; Dealing with Parents; Social Media Do's and Don'ts; Director's Legal Rights and Responsibilities; Taking Care of Yourself-Finances, Planning for Career, Health, Avoiding Burnout; and Finding Mentors

ACADEMY SCHEDULE
8:30 am                 Registration, Pre-Test                                                  Brian Merrill
9:00                       Welcome
9:15                       Overview of UIL, TMEA, TEA
10:20                     Break
10:30                     Classroom Management/Discipline/Motivation           Kari Gilbertson/Jennifer Dillard
12:15                     So You Think You Can Teach                                      Matthew Perez/Katie Richardson
1:00                       LUNCH
2:00                       Legal Issues Facing Directors                                     Holly Wardell
3:00                       Handling the Money                                                    Rick Ghinelli
3:45                       Break
4:00                       Professionalism from Day One....                                Pat Paris/Jim Van Zandt/Jeff Turner/James Miculka
5:15                       One Person Can Make A Difference                           Tim Lautzenheiser
6:00                       Final Quiz and Certificate                                            Brian Merrill