Guitar Directors' Summer Conference 2021

We are pleased to invite you to our in-person 2021 Summer Conference

Friday, August 6 and Saturday, August 7, 2021

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

Cost:  $30, for all active TGDA members (Regular, Retired or Student). Please submit an online registration form to participate (link below).  If you are not currently an active TGDA member, please JOIN as soon as is convenient for you.  

3-hours of afternoon sessions (both days), 3 hours of morning sessions (Saturday).

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER:    TGDA Summer Conference 2021 Event Page


Conference SCHEDULE

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)

VIRTUAL meet-and-greet

Your Town, Texas  (Online Video Streaming)

We are pleased to invite local directors to request a virtual happy hour gathering for you and the guitar teachers in your area in order to get to know more about TGDA.

Contact Us to schedule an online meetup.  

We will talk about issues that are important to you and meaningful for your students.  Come talk about guitar education with board members and other directors in Texas.  We look forward to seeing you there!

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