TAMS CONFERENCE NEWS

TEXAS ASSOCIATION of MUSIC SCHOOLS
Hilton Austin Airport
January 21-22, 2021

Eighty-Second Annual 2021 Conference Schedule.

(Note that all meetings and presentations will have a virtual option. Links will be shared with those who register for the conference).

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

THURSDAY, January 21, 2021

2:30 p.m. Executive Board Meeting, Dr. Matt Roberson, TAMS President, Presiding - Live Oak
4:00 p.m. Meeting for New Executives, Dr. David Scott, Immediate Past President, Presiding - Live Oak
6:00 p.m. Steinway Soiree - Hosted by Steinway Hall North Texas and Steinway Gallery in Austin and San Antonio - Winecup

FIRST GENERAL SESSION

7:00 p.m. Banquet - Chennault

8:00 p.m. Keynote Presentation

"The Race for Relevance: Insuring the relevance of the arts in American higher education"

Dr. Douglas Dempster
Dean of the College of Fine Arts, University of Texas at Austin

FRIDAY, January 22, 2021

8:00 a.m. Breakfast - Chennault

SECOND GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. Commission Meetings
Advocacy and Governmental Affairs, Dr. Bob Henry, Presiding, Chennault
Music and General Education, Dr. Robert Hansen, Presiding, Redbud
Research & Communication, Phillip Lowe, Presiding, Lantana

10:15 a.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

10:30 a.m. Breakout Sessions

Live streaming & copyright: things you need to know - Chennault
Dr. Rick Piersall, moderator

Collaborating with Collaborative Pianists - Redbud
Dr. Tracy Cowden, moderator

COVID 2021: what's the same, what's different... - Lantana
Dr. Gary Mortenson, moderator


THIRD GENERAL SESSION

12:00 p.m. LUNCHEON - Sponsored by Romeo Music - Chennault

12:30 p.m. Featured Presentation

Music Technology Update

Rebecca Lowrey, Account Manager, Romeo Music

1:45 p.m. - BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

2:00 p.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two Year Schools, Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Presiding - Redbud
Four-Year State Schools, Dr. Robert Hansen, Presiding - Chennault
Four-Year Private Schools, Dr. Justin Hodges, Presiding - Lantana

3:30 p.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

4:00 p.m. Business Meeting, Dr. Matt Roberson, TAMS President, Presiding, Chennault

FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

6:00 p.m. Dinner - Chennault

7:00 p.m. Presentation

Updates form TMEA & the Texas Legislative Session

Robert Floyd
Executive Director, Texas Music Educators Association
Editor,
Southwestern Musician
Chair, Texas Coalition for Quality Arts Education

Assisted by Matt Matthews

8:30 p.m. Conference adjourned

*Breakfast provided by TAMS the following morning for those members who indicated that they would stay on their registration form.

*Summary Presentations and Reports will be posted on the TAMS website following the conference.








TAMS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


TAMS Executive Board Meeting, January 23, 2020



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



Dr. Hyeyoung Song, Artistic Director of Piano and Artist in Residence at Weatherford College; Nick Finzer, Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone, Director of Three O'Clock Lab Band, University of North Texas



TAMS Banquet, Thursday, January 23, 2020



Steinway Reception January 23, 2020



Thomas Forrest Kelly, Banquet Guest Speaker, Morton B. Knafel Professor of Music at Harvard University, Thursday, January 23, 2020



Conn-Selmar Artist and Guest Artists, Thursday, January 23, 2020, Banquet Entertainment



Right to left: Duane Durrett, Dean of Fine Arts, Weatherford College; Dr. Hyeyoung Song, Artistic Director of Piano, Artist in Residence at Weatherford College; Katy Spencer, Vocal Student at Weatherford College



Left to Right: Rick Ghinelli, Educational Support Manager, Conn-Selmer; Nick Finzer, Assistant Professor of Jazz Trombone,Director of Three O'Clock Lab Band, University of North Texas; Dr. John Richmond, Dean of Music, University of North Texas



Dr. Robert Henry, Chair of the TAMS Advocacy and Governmental Affairs Commission introducing Stacey Silverman from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Friday, January 24, 2020.



Dr. Stacey Silvermann, Interim Assitant Commissioner, Academic Quality and Workforce Division, Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, Friday, January 24, 2020



Friday, January 24, 2020, Two-Year College Meeting, Dr. Cynthia Bridges, Presiding



Friday, January 24, 2020, Four-Year Private Institutions Meeting, Dr. Justin Hodges, Presiding



Friday, January 24, 2020, Four-Year State Institutions Meeting, Dr. Robert Hansen, Presiding



Friday, January 24, 2020, Presentation by Sally Coveleskie, Institutional Consultant, Steinway & Sons