RRISD Students and Faculty at TMEA

Students and faculty of the Round Rock ISD Fine Arts Department will be presenting and performing at the upcoming Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) conference in San Antonio, TX from February 14-17, 2018.  Our special RRISD features from Great Oaks ES, Hernandez MS and Stony Point HS. In addition, we have All State students from all five high schools!

RRISD Fine Arts celebrates the district’s 51 All State students who will perform in Band, Choir and Orchestra ensembles at the TMEA Conference.
Some faculty presentations are:
Session by Alisha Gabriel – Elem. Music Teacher at Great Oaks Elementary: 
Thursday / 1:00 – 2:00 PM / CC HEMISFAIR BALLROOM 2
Keeping Control with Timely Transitions & Relevant Repertoire
Clinician: Alisha Gabriel, Great Oaks ES

Presider: Dawn Everton, New Caney ES
CPE 1-13-HB2 – 1.0 Hr
Grade level: 1, 2, 3, 4
Do you sense a disturbance in the Force when one activity ends and another begins? Talking leads to lost time, but timely transitions are the glue that holds a lesson together. Drawing from a rich collection of folk songs and orchestral music, Gabriel will explore more than 30 engaging musical transitions for K–5 that reinforce rhythmic and melodic concepts and minimize lost time in the classroom.

Stony Point HS and Hernandez MS Singers


Members of the Stony Point High School and Hernandez Middle School choirs have been invited to perform at the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA) Convention in San Antonio, TX. This annual music conference attracts 29,000+ attendees, include music educators of kindergarten through college levels, performers, and exhibitors. This group was selected as the TMEA invited choir for the Kodály Educators of Texas (KET), and their performance will close out the 10:00 a.m. KET meeting on Thursday, February 15, 2018.
In 2017, 3 Stony Point High School choirs and 3 Hernandez Middle School choirs each earned UIL sweepstakes trophies – signifying they received the highest possible ratings in both the concert and sight reading portions of the choir contest. This achievement was unprecedented at either campus, and the honor choir that will perform at TMEA is made up of many of the students who helped make that possible. Honor choir members attended rehearsals before and after school to prepare repertoire for this concert in addition to the literature they are working on in class for the upcoming 2018 UIL evaluation.
These exceptional students in the Stony Point Learning Community represent seven different choir classes across the two campuses. The group includes members of the 2017 TMEA Region 26 All-Region Choir, the 2018 OAKE National Choir, and the 2018 TMEA All-State Choir. Stony Point High School choirs are under the direction of Randy M. Preston, and Hernandez Middle School choirs are directed by Dr. Sarah Martinez.