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”
  • 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices”
  • 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. – All-State Rehearsals: “Techniques and Best Practices”

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”
  • 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
  • 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” 
  • 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)

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