1. The Texoma Region had a strong presence at the 2014 National Conference in Boston, MA, July 5-9 as attendees, judges, officials, and presenters. Here are the highlights of the Texoma presenters:
- Stephen Austin – “Pre-Conference Workshop: The Pedagogy of Pedagogy”
- Diana Allen – “What Mental Skills Do Performers Need and How Do They Get Them?”
- Elvia Puccinelli – “Collaborative Pianist Panel: Identifying and Encouraging Collaborative Piano Talent in the Voice Studio”
- Elvia Puccinelli & Jennifer Youngs – “Facing Forward/Looking Back: Exploring Themes of Self and Relationships in the Songs of Jake Heggie.”
- Karen Hall – “So You Want to Sing: A New Book Series”
- Quinn Patrick Ankrum & David Grogan – “Singing Our History: A Representation of American History in American Art Song”
2. The next national conference is on the Magnificent Mile in Chicago in 2016, so I hope we can have an even stronger presence there!