Welcome to the 10th annual Academy for New Band, Choir, and Orchestra Directors! Come prepared to learn from an outstanding faculty of Texas music educators, administrators, and  law specialists. The wealth of information gained from the Academy will prepare YOU for success and help lay the foundation for YOUR career. Let us help you achieve your professional and personal goals.

Registration Fees

New Directors – No teaching experience heading into Fall 2020: Register for $100 and receive your first year TBA Membership and Convention for FREE. Included is Academy lunch ($15 value); 1 year TBA Active Membership and Convention; Business Luncheon; and TBA BBQ ($175 value)

Experienced Directors – Some teaching experience heading into Fall 2020: Register as an Active TBA Member and Add-On the $40 Discounted Academy Fee (Academy Lunch included)

 

Information

DESIGNED FOR:

Directors beginning their teaching career – Fall 2020
Directors with limited teaching experience
Directors new to Texas

TIME:
TIME: 8:30 Check-in; Sessions from 9am to 6pm. Lunch will be provided.

CREDIT:
8 Hours Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credit – Must attend all sessions and complete the curriculum

CURRICULUM:
Classroom Management/Discipline; Student Motivation; Communicating with Administration and Parents; Overview of TMEA, UIL, and TEA; Social Media Do’s and Dont’s; Director’s Legal Rights and Responsibilities; Management of School Finances; Personal Finances; Professionalism

FROM 2019 ACADEMY ATTENDEES:

“Every first-year teacher needs to attend the Academy. It gives great nuts and bolts information that simply can’t be taught in school. From personal finance to motivational speeches, this Academy fills a big need in our community” – Caleb Fritz, Choir Director

“After signing up for the Academy, I saw several sessions in the regular schedule that I wanted to attend as well. I began to question whether paying for the Academy was a good idea. Let me assure anyone, even a seasoned teacher, this is a phenomenal presentation well worth your time.” – Darla Boyd, Orchestra Director

“As someone who went to college out-of-state, it was great to learn about the operations of a band program and systems around music programs in Texas. This was an invaluable set of resources for the young (or young-at-heart) teacher!” – Alex Braud, Band Director

“The New Teacher Academy is an excellent resource. I can’t imagine being a new teacher without this experience and advice.” – Mallory Vinzant, Band Director

 

2019 Academy Schedule

(2020 Schedule will be similar)

8:30 Registration, Pre-Test
Brian Merrill – TBA Past President and Academy Coordinator

9:00 Welcome
John Morrison – TBA President, Dr. Pam Elrod Huffman – TCDA President, Sixto Elizondo – TODA President, Michael Brashear – TBA Executive Director, Sharon Lutz – TCDA/TODA Executive Director, Eric Gray – ATSSB President, Amanda Blackstone – Young Band Directors of Texas

9:15 Overview of UIL and TMEA
Brad Kent– Director of UIL Music State Activities
Robert Floyd – TMEA Executive Director

10:20 BREAK

10:30 Classroom Management/Discipline/Motivation
Breakout sessions: Band – Lynne Jackson-SMU, Choir: Dianna Jarvis – Northeast ISD, Orchestra: Dr. Jan Garverick, Northeast ISD

11:45 Your Financial Future
Jeremy Strickland – Tyler Junior College

12:30 The Inner Spire
Steven Moss – Duncanville ISD

1:00 Lunch – Provided in the Lonesome Dove Room

2:00 Financial Accountability
Rick Ghinelli – Conn-Selmer Inc

3:00 Legal Issues Facing Music Educators
Holly Wardell Attorney and Counselor at Law, Austin

4:00 BREAK

4:15 Professionalism from Day One
Rob Myers-Red Oak ISD

5:15 One Person Can Make a Difference; What Kind of Difference Will You Make?
Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser

5:45 Final Quiz and Certificates
Brian Merrill

All Academy attendees are invited to a Reception in the Lonesome Dove Room from 5:45 – 6:30 pm

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