TODA 2021 TENTATIVE Summer Convention Schedule

Thursday, July 22, 2021

8:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
9:00 am - 9:45 am Coffee Colloquy
10:00 am - 10:00 am "No Fear!" Your Beginners Can Play at the Intermediate Level
10:00 am - 11:00 am Finger Patterns & Positions: Understanding How to Choose Fingerings
10:00 am - 11:00 am Lessons from the Pandemic: How & Why to Integrate Your New Skills into your "Normal" Teaching Habits
11:15 am - 12:30 am Reading Session: 3.5+
11:15 am - 12:30 pm Taking on a New School
12:00 pm - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
12:30 pm - 2:30 pm Visit the Exhibits
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Conducting Refresh
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Getting Beyond "Good!" Effective Use of Language in the Classroom and Studio
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm Hi Ho, Hi Ho! It's Off To Work You Go! - Cathy Fishburn, ODY
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Teaching Strings in Today's Classroom
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Celebrating Women Orchestra Directors Panel
3:15 pm - 4:15 pm Joining the Flock: Welcoming and Supporting First-Year Teachers to the Greatest Profession on Earth
4:15 pm - 5:00 pm Visit the Exhibits
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm The Cathy Fishburn Sip 'n Stroll

Friday, July 23, 2021

8:30 am - 5:00 pm Registration Open
9:00 am - 5:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 am - 10:45 am Reading Session: Grades 2-3
9:30 am - 10:30 am Anyone There? Effective Communication with Administrators
10:45 am - 11:45 am Calendar Planning Isn't Sexy
10:45 am - 11:45 am Chamber Music in the HS Orchestra Program
11:00 am - 12:00 pm Effective Rehearsals: Combining Artistry and Pedagogy
12:00pm - 1:30 pm Visit the Exhibits
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm Fearless Improvisation: Introducing Improvisation in the String Orchestra
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Winning with Warm-Ups
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm  Post-Pandemic Full Orchestra
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm  Reading Session: Grades 1-2
2:45 pm - 3:45 pm Vertical Alignment with Rite of String & Co.
 2:45 pm - 4:00 pm  Flipping the Narrative: Creating Thriving Orchestra Programs in Urban Schools
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm Visit the Exhibits
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm  Past President & ODY Happy Hour
6:30 pm - 9:30 pm  The Reunion & Silent Auction

Saturday, July 24, 2021

9:00 am - 10:45 am Registration Open
9:00 am - 12:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open
9:30 am - 10:30 am Start Your New School Year with Purpose and Direction – Make Every Day Count Through DEEP LISTENING
9:30 am - 10:30 am From Poof to Portato: A Sequence of Bow Strokes
9:30 am - 10:30 am Assessment in the Orchestra Classroom
10:45 am - 11:45 am Experiences from Starting a Mariachi Program
10:45 am - 11:45 am TexASTA General Business Meeting and Clinic
10:45 am - 12:00 pm

Reading Session: New to the PML

12:00 pm - 1:30 pm Lunch
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm TODA General Session (Business Meeting & Awards Ceremony)