Membership in TODA


Active (Orchestra Directors, Assistant Directors, Private instructors, Fine Arts Administrators) - $50/yr
Retired - $25/yr
Student - $25/yr


Annual Convention Offers:

  • New music reading sessions and professional development clinics
  • Education – CPE credits
  • Networking with over 500 colleagues, peers and nationally known professionals
  • Online access to convention workshop handouts post convention

Winter Clinic in January

We have offered clinics on conducting and UIL preparation with more to come. Our 2024 Winter Clinic is scheduled for January 13th at UT Austin, UT Arlington, & the University of Houston.  These clinics offered at various times of the year have been quite popular and are becoming a TODA standard.  See our website for more information.


  • The official e-newsletter, TODA News, comes directly to your inbox four times/year and is available online. Each issue contains interesting and informative articles, news from the TODA Board of Directors as well as valuable convention information. Archive issues are available on our website.

CPE Provider - TODA is approved by the State Board for Education Certification as a Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Provider.

Scholarships – offered to university students

Discounted Rates for AAA Membership - to take advantage of this offer, log into your TODA membership account

Health Plans, Long Term Care Plans, Life Insurance, Dental Plans

(individual and family plans available through all major carriers)
Mr. Samuel works with TMEA and several other associations, and offers competitive rates based on volume and specific advice for specific situations.

Dan M. Samuel, LUTCF, LTCP
3718 Derby Trail
Round Rock, Tx 78681
Phone: 512-343-2277
Fax: 888-655-0222
Cell: 512-659-7101
E-Mail: [email protected]


  • Member directory with online access to other TODA professionals for knowledge sharing and communication
  • Job Board
  • Access to music that was read at the previous convention

Additional Benefits for Sustaining Members:

  • An opportunity to exhibit at the largest music convention/show in the summer in the U.S.
  • Great company exposure by advertising in our publications and/or convention program
  • An opportunity to purchase database files for all or past members of Texas Orchestra Directors Association
  • Recipient of TODA News
  • Sponsorship opportunities for convention, workshops and receptions
  • Opportunity to present a Product Showcase at the annual convention

TODA is a professional society, and dues are deductible for tax purposes as a business expense. They are not deductible as a charitable contribution.