Professional Development

TMEA 2022

Texas Music Educators Association 2022 Convention

Welcome! We are thrilled to join the Texas Music Educators Association in presenting its 2022 Convention.

Texas’ nearly 5.5 million public school students are lucky to have access to music programs led by dedicated band, choral and orchestra directors like you. We applaud how you embrace the pioneering spirit of Texas as you map out innovative and trailblazing ways to engage and educate your students. Thank you!

Meet Chris Manners

Adam FrankThe Texas Music Education Association conference gives us an opportunity to connect with all of you and to remind you that Yamaha is your partner in music education, not just through our great instruments and professional audio products but also with resources, support and professional development. We know how difficult the past two years have been as we have navigated through these uncertain times, and we want to express our appreciation and gratitude for everyone involved in making this conference possible. We want to continue to hear about your programs and learn about you and your specific needs to see how Yamaha can partner with you to help.

Stop by the exhibit hall so we can chat, or you can email me at cmanners@yamaha.com with any questions. We’ll be showing some new instruments in the booth, including the Harmony Director, the YBS-480 Baritone Saxophone, and the MS-9414 Marching Snare Drum. Sign up for the Yamaha Educator newsletter to access advocacy, professional development, information on instruments, resources, partnerships in education and more.

Have a wonderful conference!

— Chris Manners, District Manager, School Services Division, Yamaha Corporation of America

Professional Development Clinics at TMEA

Thursday, February 10

  • 8:15 – 9:45 a.m. – General Session, Baylor Gold Trumpet Ensemble. Wiff Rudd, Director (Lila Cockrell Theater)
  • 9:30 – 8:00 a.m. – SFA Clarinet Quartet. Christopher Ayer, Director (CC North Lobby Music Showcase)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – Mary Karen Clardy and Daniel Pardo’s clinic “Musical Collaboration Builds Unity from Diversity” (CC 225)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. – Stephen F. Austin State University Percussion Ensemble. Dr. Brad Meyer, Director (CC Bridge Hall Music Showcase)
  • 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. – Michael Martin’s clinic “Go Play Outside! The Cavaliers Orchestral Approach to Brass” (CC Stars at Night Ballroom 3-4) 
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices”
      • Kevin Sedatole (Symphonic Band) – CC 007
      • Michael Burritt (Percussion Ensemble 6A) – CC 209
      • Emily Threinen (ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Jeffrey Grogan (Symphony Orchestra) – CC 006
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices”
      • Kevin Sedatole (Symphonic Band) – CC 007
      • Michael Burritt (Percussion Ensemble 6A) – CC 209
      • Emily Threinen (ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Jeffrey Grogan (Symphony Orchestra) – CC 006
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices”
      • Kevin Sedatole (Symphonic Band) – CC 007
      • Michael Burritt (Percussion Ensemble 6A) – CC 209
      • Emily Threinen (ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Jeffrey Grogan (Symphony Orchestra) – CC 006

Friday, February 11

  • 9:30 – 10:00 a.m. – Texas A&M University, Kingsville Trumpet Ensemble. Kyle Millsap, Director (CC Bridge Hall Music Showcase)
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices”
      • Kevin Sedatole (Symphonic Band) – CC 007
      • Michael Burritt (Percussion Ensemble 6A) – CC 209
      • Emily Threinen (ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Jeffrey Grogan (Symphony Orchestra) – CC 006
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Percussion Educators Roundtable with Lamar Burkhalter and Jerriald Dillard (CC Stars at Night Ballroom 3-4)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. -ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Kevin Sedatole (Symphonic Band) – CC 007
      • Michael Burritt (Percussion Ensemble 6A) – CC 209
      • Emily Threinen (ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Jeffrey Grogan (Symphony Orchestra) – CC 006
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Kennan Wylie’s clinic “Simple Steps to Successful Beginning Percussion” (CC Stars at Night Ballroom 1-2)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. – Robert Soto’s clinic Slideology: A Guide to Your Middle School Trombonist
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices” 
      • Kevin Sedatole (Symphonic Band) – CC 007
      • Michael Burritt (Percussion Ensemble 6A) – CC 209
      • Emily Threinen (ATSSB Symphonic Band) – Hyatt Regency Ballroom East
      • Jeffrey Grogan (Symphony Orchestra) – CC 006
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – Wiff Rudd’s clinic “Side by Side: Building an Effective Community in the Studio” (CC 303)
  • 8:00 – 8:50 p.m. – University of Texas Wind Ensemble. Jerry Junkin, Director (Lila Cockrell Theater)

Saturday, February 12

  • 8:00 – 9:00 a.m. – Richard Floyd’s clinic “The Seven Deadly Sins of Music-Making” (CC 221)
  • 9:30 – 10:20 a.m. – ATSSB All-State Symphonic Band. Emily Threinen, Director
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. – All-State Percussion Ensembles. Michael Burritt, Director (Lila Cockrell Theater)
  • 12:00 – 12:30 p.m. – Texas Tech Trumpet Ensemble. Andrew Stetson, Director (CC Registration Music Showcase)
  • 7:00 – 7:50 p.m. – All-State Symphonic Band. Kevin Sedatole, Director (Lila Cockrell Theater)
  • 8:30 – 9:20 p.m. – All-State Symphonic Orchestra Jeffrey Grogan, Director (Lila Cockrell Theater)

Professional Development Resources

Through the Yamaha Educator Suite blog site and SupportED magazine, Yamaha reaches thousands of educators with professional development tips, advice and resources. If you have questions or need help finding resources for your program, email us at educators@yamaha.com.

Here is a sampling of our top professional development articles:

  • Post Pandemic-Planning Guide
  • Celebrating Excellence in Music Education — “40 Under 40”
  • 3 Tips to Start a Mariachi Program
  • Try this Creative Composition Activity
  • The ABCs of Classroom Management
  • Quick Start Guide to Dorico
  • Funding Resource Roundup
  • Tips to Manage Workload and Find Work-Life Balance
  • Work with Music Dealers to Enhance Your Program
  • Build Diversity in Your Repertoire
  • Dealing with Difficult Band Parents
  • The Yamaha Master Educator Collective: Learn from Distinguished Teachers

Product Showcases

HARMONY DIRECTOR

HD-300 Quick Start Video Part 1

HD-300 Quick Start Video Part 2

WINDS

NEW Yamaha Baritone Saxophone Demo

NEW YDS-150 Digital Saxophone

STRINGS

YVN Model 3 Violin: The Most Innovative Student Violin

How To Set Up an Electric Strings Ensemble

SLB300 New Generation Silent Bass

PERCUSSION

NEW MS-9414 Series

NEW CSR Brass Shell Snare Drum

NEW YV-3030MS Vibraphone

NEW CFM Series Concert Field Drum

Concert Chimes

GUITARS

SLG SILENT guitar™

SOFTWARE

Dorico for iPad

Cubase Recording Software

Dorico Music Notation Software

Introduction to Dorico for iPad

DRUMSETS

DTX6K3-X Electronic Drums Overview

Using the EAD10 for Lessons and Practice

Stage Custom Hip – Full Sound and Compact Size

PROFESSIONAL AUDIO

STAGEPAS 1K Portable PA System

Remote Music Education and Live Streaming Can Sound Good!

TFAA

Texas Music Administrators Conference

Welcome members of the Texas Music Administrators Conference!

Our team is looking forward to working with you throughout the year and serving your professional needs in any way we can. Ask us about the free resources we have for you when it comes to program planning, advocacy, funding and other teaching and professional development needs.

Meet Chris Manners

Chris MannersThe Texas Music Administrators Conference gives us an opportunity to connect with all of you and to remind you that Yamaha is your partner in music education, not just through our great instruments and professional audio products but also with resources, support, and professional development. We know how difficult the past year and a half have been as we have navigated through these uncertain times. We want to continue to hear about your programs and learn about you and your specific needs to see how Yamaha can partner with you to help.

You can reach me at cmanners@yamaha.com.

Sign up for the Yamaha Educator newsletter to access advocacy, professional development, information on instruments, resources, partnerships in education and more.

Find Solutions For

  • Teacher In-Service 
  • Music Education Tools 
  • Professional Development 
  • Program Health
  • Winds 
  • Percussion and Drums 
  • Strings 
  • Pro Audio 

Addressing Learning Loss, Health & Safety, and Equity with ESSER

The American Rescue Plan (ARP) was signed into law on March 11, 2021. This COVID relief bill extends or modifies several provisions in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act that was passed in March 2020 and the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act (CRRSA) that was passed in December 2020.

The new relief bill authorizes $168 billion for the Education Stabilization Fund. The bulk of that funding falls under Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER III), which will receive an additional $122 billion on top of the $54 billion (ESSER II) and $13 billion (ESSER I) that was allocated in the previous acts.

ESSER will help meet the needs of Texas public and nonpublic school students. The funds are a one-time program intended to assist with the COVID-19 response and can be used to address learning loss, student health & safety, and provide equity across school districts.

Important Links for Arts Education in Texas

  • TEA Coronavirus (COVID-19) Support and Guidance Website
    • Texas Total ESSER Allocations
      • ESSER I: $1,285,886,064 — District Allocations
      • ESSER II: $5,529,552,209
      • ESSER III: $12,418,588,778 — District Allocations
  • Release of ESSER III Formula Funds to Texas Public School Systems – Updated April 28, 2021
  • TEA ESSER III FAQs that includes information about eligibility, timelines, grant summary, application process, requirements, allowable uses, reporting and funding
  • TEA ESSER I and III Entitlements (Note: as of April 29, 2021, ESSER II information has not been posted)
  • Texas Education Agency Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ESSER) Fund Resource Page

More ESSER Information 

  • ESSER Resources from Bob Morrison, Marcia Neel, NAfME and NAMM
  • American Rescue Plan Act Fact Sheet, including a comparison of all three ESSER funds
  • Use of ESSER Funds, a resource from ArtsEDNJ
  • COVID Relief Funding in the Music Classroom, a resource from NAfME
  • Educator video examples from the Give a Note Foundation — How to Get ESSER Funds for Your Music Program

Suggested Next Steps 

  • Do Your Homework – “Find the Money”
  • Download Resources
  • Create Your Plan with Educators and Administrators using the ESSER III “Allowable Uses”
  • Work with LEA grant personnel to submit a grant application

2021 Keynote Speaker: Eric Whitacre

Eric WhitacreIt is our honor to present GRAMMY© Award-winning composer, conductor, speaker and lyricist Eric Whitacre  as your keynote speaker this year at the Texas Music Administrators Conference.

Learn more about Eric’s new virtual school, The Beautiful Mess: Masterclass in Composition & Creativity, which comprises a dozen video masterclasses. (Eric Whitacre photo by Marc Royce)

Product Showcases

MUSIC EDUCATION TOOLS

Dorico for iPad
Cubase Recording Software
Dorico Music Notation Software
Introduction to Dorico for iPad

WINDS

NEW Yamaha Baritone Saxophone Demo
NEW YDS-150 Digital Saxophone
HD-300 Quick Start Video Part 1
HD-300 Quick Start Video Part 2

PERCUSSION AND DRUMS

NEW CSR Brass Shell Snare Drum
NEW YV-3030MS Vibraphone
NEW CFM Series Concert Field Drum
Concert Chimes
DTX6K3-X Electronic Drums Overview
Using the EAD10 for Lessons and Practice
Stage Custom Hip – Full Sound and Compact Size

STRINGS

YVN Model 3 Violin: The Most Innovative Student Violin
How To Set Up an Electric Strings Ensemble
SLB300 New Generation Silent Bass

PROFESSIONAL AUDIO

STAGEPAS 1K Portable PA System
Remote Music Education and Live Streaming Can Sound Good!

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