TAMS CONFERENCE NEWS

TEXAS ASSOCIATION of MUSIC SCHOOLS
Hilton Austin Airport
January 25-27, 2024

Eighty-Fifth Annual 2024 Conference Schedule.

PRE-CONFERENCE MEETINGS

THURSDAY, January 25, 2024

2:00 p.m.
Executive Board Meeting, Dr. Diana Sipes, TAMS President, Presiding - Lantana
4:00 p.m.
Meeting for New Executives, Dr. David Scott, Past President, Presiding - Redbud
6:00 p.m.
Steinway Soiree - Hosted by Steinway Hall North Texas and Steinway Gallery in Austin and San Antonio - Chennault

FIRST GENERAL SESSION

7:00 p.m. Banquet - Bergstrom C/D

Keynote Address will be provided by Dr. Karl Paulnack.


Dr. Paulnack is a nationally recognized speaker, writer,
workshop facilitator, and thought leader on the Power of Music.
He has keynoted national conventions including TMEA,
Organization of American Kodaly Educators, Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia,
Iowa Bandmasters Association, and CBDNA. He served as Director of
Boston Conservatory from 2002-2013 and Dean of the Ithaca College
School of Music until his retirement in 2020. Karl is a clinically trained
hospital chaplain and serves as an interfaith chaplain at the Cayuga
Medical Center in Ithaca, NY. He is also a passionate but inexperienced
potter who spends most days covered in mud.


FRIDAY, January 26, 2024

8:00 a.m. Hot Buffet Breakfast - Bergstrom C/D

SECOND GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. TMEA and State Affairs - Chennault
Robert Floyd, Executive Director
Texas Music Educators Association
Matt Matthews, Government Relations Consultant

10:00 a.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

10:10 a.m. Discussion/Q&A with Karl Paulnack

11:00 a.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

11:10 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two-Year schools - Redbud
Four-Year State Schools - Mountain Laurel
Four-Year Private Schools - Lantana

THIRD GENERAL SESSION

12:15 p.m. LUNCHEON

Sponsored by Romeo Music - Bergstrom D
Presentation by Julie Romeo and Rebecca Lowrey


1:15 p.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

FOURTH GENERAL SESSION

1:30 p.m. Advocating for the Arts in Texas - Chennault

Presenter - Jenny Parry, Director of Programs, Texas Cultural
Trust, Austin, Texas

2:30 p.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

2:45 p.m.
Commission Meetings
Advocacy and Governmental Affairs - Redbud
Curriculum, Articulation, and Transferability - Mountain Laurel
Research and Communication - Lantana

3:45 p.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

4:00 p.m.
Business Meeting, Dr. Diana Sipes, TAMS President, Presiding, Chennault

Evening Activities - Everyone on their own for dinner. Hotel Restaurant/Bar will be open to serve everyone.

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2024

8:00 a.m. Hot Buffet Breakfast - Chennault

FIFTH GENERAL SESSION

9:00 a.m. Roundtable Discussions
Two-Year Schools - Rebud
Four-Year State Schools - Mountain Laurel
Four-Year Private Schools - Lantana

10:00 a.m. BREAK - Foyer outside Chennault

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

11:15 a.m. Conference adjourned

*Lunch is provided by TAMS at noon in the hotel restaurant for those members who pre-ordered a lunch.

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








TAMS CONFERENCE HIGHLIGHTS


Bill Ballenger, Retired Director, School of Music Ohio State University Keynote Address: "Is Hindsight Really 20/20" TAMS Banquet, January 26, 2023, Austin, Texas Hilton Austin Airport



Roundtable Discussion Four Year State Institutions Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport



Roundtable Discussion Two Year College Institutions Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport



Roundtable Discussion Four Year Private Institutions Friday, January 27, 2023, 11:00 a.m. - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport



TAMS Executive Board with Bill and Cathy Ballenger at Dai Due Restaurant in Austin, Texas Friday, January 27, 2023 - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport



Robert Floyd, TMEA Executive Director & Matt Matthews, Government Relations Consultant TMEA and State Affairs - TAMS Conference Friday, September 27, 2023 9:15 a.m.



Luncheon presentation by Jay Perdue from Perdue Acoustics, Amarillo, Texas TAMS Luncheon, Friday, January 27, 2023 - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport



TAMS Executive Board Meeting Thursday, January 26, 2023, 2:00 p.m. - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport



TAMS Membership at the Thursday Banquet Thursday, January 26, 2023, 7:00 p.m. - TAMS Conference Hilton Austin Airport