On this page, you can read about Mr. Tiedeman's reflection in regards to the 2015 Texas Music Educators Convention!
Mr. Tiedeman likes to attend out of state music educator conventions because it keeps him fresh and it is good to understand what is happening in other parts of the nation. Texas offers a world renown music educators convention. In paticular, it adresses the band directing profession in a profound way. Texas' convention rivals the National Convention that happens in Chicago, IL every year. There were over 25,000 music educators in attendance in San Antonio this year!
Mr. Tiedeman is grateful for USD 480 giving him the opportunity to see such a wondeful convention this year!
-The clinics he attended will be listed below with a short reflection about each one-
Emphasizing Progam Excellence from A-Z (Dr. Tim Lautzenheiser)
Dr. Tim is a world renowned motivational speaker. He provided many anicdotal quotes and stories that helped us band directors realize how important our profession is. We do make a difference.
Unfortunately, there are many college dropouts in the world today. Do you know the #1 reason people usually drop out of college?
Refreshing your approaches to Clarinet Fundamentals (Dr. David Shea-Texas Tech University)
Dr. Shea gave a plethora of clarinet technique that I need to continue to study on a regulary basis. My favorite learnings were:
A "dee" tongue will encourage a lighter more agile tongue. "Tee" tonguing can actually cause the musican to lock up and tire quickly.
The Marcus High School Wind Symphony is pictured above. They are truly the best high school band I have ever heard in my life and could quite possibly be the best in the nation. Check out the cool gong stand in the percussion section! People were so animate about seeing this band perform that they sat in the aisles of the theatre! Thousands came to see them play!
Here is a picture of the exhibit hall. Music stores, publishers, fundraisers, technology retailers gathered from around the nation. This only shows about 60% of the exhibits that were there too!