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TGDA Summer Conference 2021

  • 6 Aug 2021
  • 12:30 PM (CDT)
  • 7 Aug 2021
  • 5:00 PM (CDT)
  • Akins High School, 10701 S 1st St, Austin, TX 78748


  • Conference enrollment fee for TGDA members


Dear colleague,

Today we are so thrilled to invite you to join us at our in-person

TGDA 2021 Summer Conference

Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, 2021

in Austin, Texas!

Location:  Akins High School, Austin, Texas (Mr. Thomas Mann, Guitar Program Director)

Cost:  $30, for all active TGDA members (Regular, Retired or Student). Please click the Register button to participate. 

Activities: 3-hours of afternoon sessions (both days), 3 hours of morning sessions (Saturday).  9 hours of State of Texas CPE credit in total.


Friday, August 6, 2021

12:30pm -- Check-in

1:00 pm -- Rehearsal  /  Ensemble Reading Session  -- (Directors rate each ensemble after playing)

2:00 -- BREAK

2:30 pm -- Rehearsal (cont'd) /  PML Consultation and Review Committee

3:30 pm -- Select Pieces for Saturday Recording as a Group (Same conductors as reading session)

4:00 pm -- Dr. Matthew Hinsley, keynote speech: Community & Your Program

6:00 pm -- Dinner, Local Restaurant

Saturday, August 7, 2021

9:00 am to 9:50 am -- Conducting Practicum:  Cool Conducting with Group Warmups and Technique Exercises

Guidance by: S. Rozanc (Gestures and Techniques to Conduct Changes in Tone, Articulation & Styles), T. Mann (Time / the Duty of the Right Hand), M. Quantz (Dynamic scaling, dynamic gestures), E. Grigassy (Cutoffs), J. Moseley (Prepping the Ensemble, Playing EXACTLY Together, Cues, Conducting Games)

10:00 am -- Resiliency and Teacher Self-Care, Susan Rozanc, Travis HS, Austin

(Checking “Temperature” of your students, and other topics, to build resiliency)

11:30 am -- LUNCH BREAK

1:00 pm -- Things to Keep from the Digital Experience

2:00 pm -- TGDA Annual Session 2021

2:30 pm -- Final Rehearsal (pieces selected on Friday)

4:00 pm -- Final Performance (with audio and video recording)

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