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Texas Music Educators Association 2024 Convention

Welcome! We are thrilled to join the Texas Music Educators Association in presenting its 2024 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 Your Texas District Managers

Chris Manners
Jazmin Moralez
Neal Postma

This 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 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 us (,, with any questions. We’re eager to talk with you about your needs as an educator or performer.

We’ll be showing some new instruments in the booth, including the NU1XA AvantGrand Piano, DM3 Series mixing boards, DM7 Series mixers and Finger Drum Pads. 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 Corp. of America

— Jazmine Moralez, District Manager, Piano Division, Yamaha Corp. of America

— Neal Postma, District Manager, Higher Education Solutions , Yamaha Corp. of America

ELEVATE YOUR MUSIC PROGRAM WITH DM3 AND DM7 DIGITAL MIXERS! With revolutionary features and incredible sound, these state-of-the-art mixing consoles can raise your music program to new heights. Ask any Yamaha employee at our TMEA booth for a demo!

Professional Development Clinics at TMEA

Wednesday, February 7
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Michael Pote, The Harmony Director HD-300: Taking Ear Training to the Next Level (CC 214A)
Thursday, February 8
  • 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. — Dr. Andrew Eldridge, Texas PAS Business Meeting (Grand Hyatt 4th Floor Crockett AB)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Omar Thomas, Navigating the Terrain: Cultural Appropriation in Band Music (CC 217)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Joseph Jefferson, Jazz Programing at Every Level (CC 217)
  • 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. — Jerry Junkin and Boston Brass, President’s Concert: Dallas Winds with special guest artists Boston Brass and Timothy McAllister (Lila Cockrell Theatre)
Friday, February 9
  • 10:00 – 10:50 a.m. — Jerry Junkin, Tastemakers: A Conversation on Music with Jerry Junkin (CC Hemisfair Ballroom 3)
  • 12:30 – 1:00 p.m. — Wiff Rudd, Express Brass (Baylor University) (CC North Lobby Music Showcase)
  • 2:30 – 3:30 p.m. — Eric Rath, Cultivating Percussion Ensemble Excellence in Small Schools (CC Hemisfair Ballroom 3)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Daniel Loudenback, PRESIDER: A Bilingual Approach to Teaching Mariachi (CC 225)
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. — Richard Floyd, PRESIDER: An Informal Conversation with Robert Floyd (CC 220)
Saturday, February 10
  • 4:00 – 4:50 p.m. — Aric Schneller, Texas Community College Band Directors Association All-State Jazz Ensemble (CC Hemisfair Ballroom 1-2)

For a complete list of clinics and performances, visit the TMEA website

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