The TODA Leadership is comprised of five members of the Board of Directors from across the state.  The Board carries the fiduciary responsibility of the association and also considers and makes decisions for the administration of all activities of the association.  The Board convenes throughout the year to discuss, guide and implement the goals of the association.

Election of the TODA Board of Directors

The TODA Board of Directors is voted on and elected by the membership.  Each year, a new board member is elected, the Member-At-Large, and this person will serve for five years advancing through the offices each successive year.  Board members volunteer their time and take pride in giving back to their profession.  Serving on the Board is a significant commitment and requires dedication and time.

There are two ways in which a TODA member can be considered as a nominee for the Member-At-Large position; as a self nominee or a person can be nominated by another TODA member.  Both applications will be forwarded to the TODA Nominating Committee for consideration to be placed on the voting ballot.  

Both forms of MAL nomination are due by midnight, Sunday, May 5, 2024 to be considered for the 2024 Board of Directors Ballot.

The MAL nomination forms will remain open and available for submissions to TODA members that would like to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors.  Each year, the submissions will be collected by a certain date to be forwarded to the Nominations Committee to be considered for that year's ballot and election.

The TODA Nominating Committee will review applicants based on the following recommended guidelines for the Board of Director position.

Serving on at least one committee during summer convention:
Current Summer Convention Committees Include

  • Silent Auction Committee
  • Hospitality Committee
  • Registration Committee
  • Music Sorting Committee
  • Logistics Committee

An additional year of serving on a committee during summer convention, OR serving in at least one of the following outside of summer convention:

  • IDEA Committee, Scholarship Committee, TODA Intern, Region Representative, High School Student Leadership Day Host, and more

Minimum of five (5) years experience teaching orchestra in Texas
Minimum of three (3) years of non-consecutive TODA membership

If you are considering running for the Member-At-Large position, please review the duties of the Board and ensure you are willing to set aside the time and necessary commitment to serve for five years.  TODA needs strong leadership!

Both forms of MAL nomination are due by midnight, Sunday, May 5, 2024.

MAL Self-Nomination Form 
MAL Peer Nomination Form

Board Member Duty Overview


●    All Members
○    Attend all regularly scheduled meetings
○    Contribute to the quarterly newsletter
○    Co-host the annual summer convention and other TODA events as assigned
○    Establish and maintain relationships with vendors that support our organization
●    Member-At-Large (MAL)
○    Capture the “history” of the organization during that term year via pictures and videos at all TODA events  
○    Consistently update social media platforms with regular posts, news & events, etc.  
○    Coordinate non-convention social gatherings for membership (meet & greets, happy hours, etc.)
○    Store and maintain TODA’s physical materials not housed in TODA storage
○    Serve as chairperson for the hospitality committee
○    Other duties as assigned and necessary
●    Secretary  
○    Capture minutes in official TODA board meetings.
○    Send out action steps following board meetings for each board member
○    Inventory convention ribbons and supplies
○    Inventory presider and clinician certificates and certificate folders
○    Other duties as assigned and necessary
●    VP/Treasurer
○    Serve as lead organizer for winter convention
○    Serve as chairperson for scholarship fund, including the silent auction
○    Chair the scholarship committee and promote the scholarship program
○    Monitor TODA books and financial reports
○    Other duties as assigned and necessary
●    President
○    Lead organization of summer convention
○    Serve as liaison between board and TODA region representatives
○    Promote membership and participation in the TODA organization
○    Other duties as assigned and necessary
●    Past President
○    Lead organization of reading sessions for the summer convention 
○    Other duties as assigned and necessary