About Us

The Texas Orchestra Directors Association (TODA) was founded for the purposes of providing educational opportunities for its members and for all other purposes as recommended by its member board of directors. This includes the Annual Convention and New Music Reading Clinic, the TODA website, and a member newsletter, TODA News.


The mission of TODA is to support, train and encourage the success of Texas orchestra directors and music teachers and to instill a love of music in every Texas school and community orchestra.


  • Build and support the community of orchestra educators
  • Provide a summer convention with new music reading sessions, professional development seminars and social functions
  • Promote future music orchestra educators by awarding scholarships to qualified students
  • Facilitate career opportunities through the online job board
  • Recognize members for outstanding service to the orchestra profession
  • Communicate timely and pertinent information to members through TODA News

TODA is a community and network of orchestra directors from all over the state of Texas and beyond.  As a member of TODA you become part of a rich, creative and warm group of music professionals where friendships and networks become a valuable part of your life!

TODA Past Presidents

We would love to hear from you.  Go to Contact Us and send us a note.