TAMS CONFERENCE NEWS

TEXAS ASSOCIATION of MUSIC SCHOOLS
Hilton Austin Airport
January 24-26, 2019

Eightieth Annual 2019 Conference Schedule.

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

THURSDAY, January 24, 2019

2:00 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
Bill McGlaughlin, Host of NPR's Exploring Music

Celebrating the 10th Anniversary of the
Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship

The Top 2018-2019 Scholarship Winners:

Zach Zajicek, percussion - Temple College
Natalie Barela, piano - Hardin Simmons University
Casey Stringer, Tuba - Stephen F. Austin State University

FRIDAY, January 25, 2019

8:00 a.m. Breakfast - Del Valle Room

SECOND GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two Year Schools, Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Presiding - Goldenrod Room
Four-Year State Schools, Dr. Diana Sipes, Presiding - Mountain Laurel Room
Four-Year Private Schools, Dr. Justin Hodges, Presiding - Lantana Room
10:15 a.m. - BREAK
10:30 a.m. Commission Meetings
Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, Dr. Bob Henry, Presiding - Goldenrod Room
Music and General Education, Dr. Richard Fiese, Presiding - Mountain Laurel Room
Research & Communication, Phillip Lowe, Presiding - Lantana Room
11:45 a.m. LUNCHEON -
1:30 p.m. - BREAK

THIRD GENERAL SESSION

2:30 p.m. Business Meeting, Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, TAMS President, Presiding, Chennault Room
4:00 p.m. Evening Activities

SATURDAY, January 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. Breakfast - Chennault

FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two Year Schools - Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Presiding - Goldenrod 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
10:15 a.m. Summary Presentations and Reports - Chennault Room
11:15 a.m. Conference adjourned

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





TAMS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


Friday, January 26, 2018 - Dr. David Scott, TAMS President delivering the Presidential Address.



Friday, January 26, 2018 - Dr. David Scott, outgoing TAMS President, being presented the President's Plaque by Dr. Jim Lee, TAMS Executive Director.



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - TAMS Executive Board meeting with Dr. David Scott, TAMS President, presiding.



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Steinway Soiree hosted by Steinway Hall North Texas and Steinway Gallery Austin and San Antonio for the TAMS membership.



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - TAMS Evening Banquet - Elizabeth Nelson and her son, Sam of the Clara Freshour Nelson Foundation, Dr. Diana Sipes, Dr. Marylynn Fletcher, and Mr. and Mrs. William May.



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - TAMS Evening Banquet speaker, Dr. William May, Retired Dean, School of Music, Baylor University. His presentation was entitled "Remaining Relevant."



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship winner from West Texas A&M University, Havuka Lund, violin. Left to right - Dr. Robert Hansen, Director, School of Music, Mrs. Lund (mother), Havuka Lund, Mila Abbasova, accompanist and faculty member, Elizabeth Nelson of the Clara Freshour Nelson Foundation.



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - TAMS Evening Banquet - Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship winner from Del Mar College, Alexandra Flint, piano. Left to right: Mr. & Mrs. Flint, Alexandra Flint, Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Chair, Department of Music, Del Mar College.



Thursday, January 25, 2018 - TAMS Evening Banquet - Clara Freshour Nelson Music Scholarship winner, Preston Hart, voice, from Baylor University. Left to right: Elizabeth Nelson of the Clara Freshour Nelson Foundation, Preston Hart, Alex Kostadinov, accompanist, Dr. Gary Mortenson, Dean, School of Music, Baylor University.



Friday, January 26, 2018 - TAMS Executive Board with Dr. and Mrs. William May at the Chez Zee Bakery Restaurant in Austin, Texas.