TAMS CONFERENCE NEWS

TEXAS ASSOCIATION of MUSIC SCHOOLS
Hilton Austin Airport
January 25-27, 2018

Seventy-Ninth Annual 2018 Conference Schedule

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

THURSDAY, January 25, 2018

2:00 p.m. - TAMS Executive Board Meeting - Lantana Room
David Scott, TAMS President, presiding
4:00 p.m. - Meeting for New Music Executives - Redbud Room
Robert Tucker, TAMS Immediate Past President, presiding
5:00 p.m. - Registration opens downstairs lobby outside the Chennault Room
6:00 p.m. - Steinway Soiree - Chennault Room

FIRST GENERAL SESSION

7:00 p.m. - Banquet- Bergstrom Ballroom

Guest Speaker, Dr. Will May, Retired Dean, School of Music, Baylor University

Musical Celebration

Performances by the (2017-2018) TAMS/Clara Freshour Nelson Scholarship Winners
Preston Hart, voice - Baylor University
Alexandra Flint, piano - Del Mar College
Havluka Lund, violin - West Texas State University

FRIDAY, January 26, 2018

8:00 - 8:45 a.m. - Registration and Full hot buffet breakfast - downstairs in lobby outside Bergstrom D

SECOND GENERAL SESSION

9:00 - 10:15 a.m. - Round Table Discussions
Two-year schools - Goldenrod Room
Four-year schools - Mountain Laurel Room
Four-year private schools - Lantana Room
10:15 a.m. - BREAK
10:30- 11:30 a.m. - Commission Meetings
Advocacy and Governmental Affairs - Goldenrod Room
Robert Henry, chair
Music and General Education - Mountain Laurel Room
Richard Fiese, chair
Research and Communication - Lantana Room
Phillip Lowe, chair

THIRD GENERAL SESSION

11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. - Luncheon

Presentation and Demonstration of Virtual Acoustic Technology
John Owens, Wenger Corporation
1:00 - 1:40 p.m. - Travel time by motorcoach to installation site in Pflugerville, Texas
1:45 - 2:45 p.m. - Demonstration of technology and question-answer time
2:45 - 3:30 p.m. - Travel time to hotel
3:30 p.m. - BREAK

FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

3:45 - 5:00 p.m. - Business meeting - Chennault Room
David Scott, TAMS President, presiding
5:15 p.m. - Evening activities

SATURDAY, January 27, 2018

8:00 a.m. - Full hot buffet breakfast - downstairs in lobby outside Bergstrom D

FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

9:00 - 9:30 a.m. - New Entry Procedures for the Clara Nelson Scholarship - Chennault Room
David Scott, TAMS President, presiding
9:30 - 10:30 a.m. - Roundtable Discussions
Two-year schools - Goldenrod Room
Four-year state schools - Mountain Laurel Room
Four-year private schools- Lantana Room
10:30 a.m. - BREAK
10:45 - 11:45 a.m. - Summary Presentations and Reports - Chennault Room
11:45 a.m. - Conference adjourned

Lunch provided by TAMS at noon for those members who wish to stay.





TAMS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


2017 Clara Freshour Nelson Scholarship Recipients - Arthur Gillian, Percussion - San Jacinto College Central; Mi Jin An, flute - Texas A&M Commerce; Maria Dell'Orefice, Piano - Baylor University with Elizabeth Nelson, Clara Freshour Nelson Foundation



From right to left - Dr. David Scott, Chair, Music Department, Texas A&M University, Commerce; Mi Jin An, Flute, 2017 Clara Freshour Nelson Scholarship recipient, Dr. Julle Walker, teacher; Laura Maxwell, accompanist



2017 Clara Freshour Nelson Scholarship recipients - Right to Left - Maria Dell' Orfefice, Piano, Baylor University; Dr. Julle Walker, teacher of Mi Jin An, Flute, Texas A&M Univeristy, Commerce; Mi Jin An, Arthur Gillian, Percussion, San Jacinto College Central; Michael Mizma, Percussion teacher ; Eric Late, Department Chair, San Jacinto College Central



TAMS members attending the Steinway Reception, January 26, 2017



TAMS members attending the Steinway Reception, January 26, 2017



Dr. Taylor Harding, Dean, School of Music, University of South Carolina, Keynote speaker, January 26, 2017 - "The Necessity and Impact of, and Courage to Change the Modern American Music School"



Steinway Reception, January 26, 2017 - Bryan Elmore, Danny Saliba, Deborah Moore, Matt Byrd, Tommy Eeeds



Dr. David Scott, TAMS President, January 27, 2017, President Address



TAMS Banquet, January 26, 2017 celebrating the Clara Freshour Nelson Scholarship recipients