TAMS CONFERENCE NEWS

TEXAS ASSOCIATION of MUSIC SCHOOLS
Hilton Austin Airport
January 23-25, 2020

Eighty-First Annual 2020 Conference Schedule.

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

THURSDAY, January 23, 2020

3:00 p.m. Executive Board Meeting, Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, TAMS President, Presiding - Lantana Room
4:00 p.m. Meeting for New Executives, Dr. David Scott, Immediate Past President, Presiding - Redbud Room
6:00 p.m. Steinway Soiree - Hosted by Steinway Hall North Texas and Steinway Gallery in Austin and San Antonio - Chennault Room

FIRST GENERAL SESSION

7:00 p.m. Banquet - Bergstrom Ballroom

Keynote Presentation
"What Do We Mean By Performance?"

Thomas Forrest Kelly
Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University

Steinway Artist and Guest Performances featuring

Nick Finze

Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone
Director of Three O'Clock Lab Band
University of North Texas

Dr. Hyeyoung Song

Artistic Director of Piano
Artist in Residence at Weatherford College

Dr. Andrew Staupe

Assistant Professor of Piano
University of Houston

Katy Spencer

Vocal Student at Weatherford College


FRIDAY, January 24, 2020

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet - Bergstrom Ballroom

SECOND GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. Update from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board
Stacey Silverman, Ph. D.

Interim Assistant Commissioner
Academic Quality and Workforce Division

Moderator, Dr. Robert Henry, Professor Emeritus
Senior Associate Dean, TTU (ret.)

10:15 a.m. BREAK - East Foyer

10:30 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two Year Schools, Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Presiding - Redbud Room
Four-Year State Schools, Dr. Diana Sipes, Presiding - Mountain Laurel Room
Four-Year Private Schools, Dr. Justin Hodges, Presiding - Lantana Room

THIRD GENERAL SESSION

12:00 p.m. LUNCHEON - Sponsored by Conn-Selmer - Bergstrom D

Presenters

Sally Coveleski

Institutional Partnerships Consultant
Steinway & Sons


Rick Ghinelli

Educational Support Manager, Conn-Selmer

Special Performances by

Ray Ushikubo
Student of Piano and Violin
The Curtis Institute of Music

Dr. Andrew Staupe
Assistant Professor of Piano
University of Houston

Nick Finzer
Assistance Professor of Jazz Trombone
Director of Three O'Clock Lab Band
University of North Texas


Introductions by

Bryan Elmore
Director of Institutional Sales and Educational Services
Steinway & Sons - Dallas and Houston


1:30 p.m. - BREAK - Chennault

FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

1:45 p.m. Commission Meetings
Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, Dr. Bob Henry, Presiding - Winecup Room
Music and General Education, Dr. Robert Hansen, Presiding - Mountain Laurel Room
Research & Communication, Phillip Lowe, Presiding - Lantana Room

3:00 p.m. BREAK - Chennault

3:15 p.m. Business Meeting, Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, TAMS President, Presiding, Chennault Room

SATURDAY, January 25, 2020

8:00 a.m. Breakfast Buffet - Chennault

FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two Year Schools - Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Presiding - Redbud Room
Four-Year State Schools, Dr. Diana Sipes, Presiding - Mountain Laurel Room
Four-Year Private Schools, Dr. Justin Hodges, Presiding - Lantana Room

10:00 a.m. BREAK - Chennault

10:15 a.m. Summary Presentations and Reports - Chennault Room

11:15 a.m. Conference adjourned

Lunch provided by TAMS at noon in the hotel restaurant for those members who can and wish to stay.