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.

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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

More ESSER Information 

Suggested Next Steps 

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)

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