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
"What We Talk About When We Talk About 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. Robert Floyd, TMEA Executive Director - Chenault Room

10:15 a.m. BREAK

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 Brown Reynolds Watford Architects, Inc.
"Acoustical Accolades and Aggravations: Music Buildings" - presentation by Craig Reynolds, Andrew Evertson, Matt Lorenz
1:30 p.m. - BREAK

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

3:00 p.m. BREAK

FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

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

SATURDAY, January 26, 2019

8:00 a.m. Breakfast - 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
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.





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.