Texas Orchestra Director of the Year

Each year the TODA Board of Directors selects an orchestra director or teacher who has served his or her profession nobly and selflessly, leaving the mark of love, kindness, and good musicianship on the students he or she has trained. 

Nominations for the 2018 Orchestra Director of the Year are due to the TODA Office by January 31st, 2018.

Award Winners

2014
Linda Huff Keefer

2015
Deborah Kidwell

2016
Jan Garverick

2017
Diana Gilliland

2013
Sue Ewing

2012
Michael Alexander
2011
Karen W McAfee
2010
Boyce Wyrick
2009
Ruth Kurtis
2008
James Kidwell
2007
Kay Miller
2006
Royce Coatney
2005
Karan Pitts
2004
Dorothy Wells
2003
Milan Svambera
2002
Donna Rogers
2001
Pat Jones
2000
Ron Wells
1999
Kathy Fishburn
1998
David Sloan
1997
Ida Steadman
1996
Jerome Brillhart
1995
Ann Roberts
1994
William Dick
1993
Jackie Pride
1992
Jay Dunnahoo
1991
Joe Frank
1990
Betty Roller
1989
Carold Nunez
1988
Barbara Eads
1987
J R McEntyre
1986
LaFalco Robinson
1985
Bill Porter
1984
Abraham Chavez, Jr
1983
Weldon Wendland
1982
Harry Lantz
1981
George Robinson
1980
George Webber
1979
Clyde Rolle

TODA Orchestra Director of the Year

The TODA Orchestra Director of the Year Award (ODY) is presented annually at the TODA Convention to a teacher with a distinguished career in an orchestral setting. Nominees must exemplify outstanding lifetime leadership and achievement as an orchestra director in Texas.

TODA members making nominations should complete and submit the Nomination form no later than
January 31
See the ODY Nomination and Selection process.