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. 

Please don’t hesitate to reach out — we are here for you and look forward to talking about your music program. You can reach me at cmanners@yamaha.com.

Yamaha Corporation of America is profoundly committed to enriching lives through music education. For over 50 years we have been dedicated to serving music-makers of all ages through our global music instruction schools, in our commitment to music education advocacy, through teacher professional development programs and in our partnerships with music service organizations. We look forward to connecting with you.

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

Professional Development Resources

Video Resources

Harmony Director 
HD-300 Quick Start Video Part 1


HD-300 Quick Start Video Part 2


Easy Improvements for the Online Music Experience

Join Shana Kirk as she describes easy improvements that anyone can take to improve the online music experience. This video will cover speakers, headphones, microphones and other resources.


Remote Music Education and Live Streaming Can Sound Good! (Yamaha Audioversity)

Andy Cooper explains how to achieve a good sound in a simple way, whether you are a teacher or a student, a home musician or a professional seeking a wider online audience.