Keith G. Dye is Associate Dean of Undergraduate and Curricular Issues for the College of Visual & Performing Arts and Professor of Music Education in the School of Music. He holds the Doctor of Education in College Teaching of Music from Teachers College, Columbia University, New York, NY, a Master of Arts in Music Education from West Texas State University, Canyon, TX and the Bachelor of Music Education from Morningside College, Sioux City, IA. Dye's primary areas of research interest are music educator preparation and best practices and the effective use of desktop videoconferencing in delivery of music instruction. He has been published in leading journals and regularly presents nationally on these topics.
Dye is a member of the Texas Tech University Teaching Academy as well as a Service Learning Fellow. Locally, he is the creator and ongoing liaison for the Texas Tech/Lubbock ISD Fine Arts Alliance. This initiative seeks to maximize all fine arts activities and opportunities between the two entities for the mutual benefit of all students, faculty and community.
At Texas Tech University, Dye teaches undergraduate classes in Band Techniques of Instruction and Brass Instructional Methods. On the graduate level, Dye teaches the Band Director Workshops, Applications of Technology in Music Education, Psychology in Music, Instrumental Rehearsal Analysis, and Teaching Music in College. Formerly, Dye was Assistant Director of Bands working with all aspects of the athletic and concert band activities at TTU.
Dye serves as an instructional consultant to school districts across Texas and maintains activity as an adjudicator through the Texas Music Adjudicators' Association. Formerly a public school band director, he has more than 35 years of successful experience with groups on all levels of instruction. Dye's ensembles have earned numerous awards and a reputation for a consistently high level of musical excellence. He has presented clinics on instrumental music education techniques and strategies at state and national conventions and served as conductor of various regional and all-state ensembles. Most notably, the Texas Lutheran University Symphonic Winds was invited to perform a featured concert at the 2003 Texas Music Educators Association Convention, marking the first time a small Texas University was awarded that honor.
As a scholar, consultant, clinician, conductor, and adjudicator, Dye is in demand as a qualified music educator equally at ease with any age level.
Dinah Menger was thrilled to accept the position of Director of Choirs at Arlington HS in 1995 and has loved it ever since! She received her bachelor of music in choral education and vocal performance from the University of Arizona in 1984 under the tutelage of Dr. Maurice Skones and Elizabeth Mosher Kraus. She then served two years as an elementary and junior high music director before coming to Arlington High.
Menger has served TMEA as an All-State Choir Section Leader and Coordinator, Ballroom Manager (2010, 2011), and Convention Coordinator (2012, 2013). She has served two terms as the Region 5 Vocal Chair. She has been the Chairman of the UIL Prescribed Music List Committee, TMAA Vocal Vice-President, TMAA President-Elect, and is currently the TMAA President. Menger has been a presenter, panelist, clinician, and demonstration choir conductor for TMEA conventions. She has served as Region Choir clinician for many of the regions throughout the state and is a frequent adjudicator for UIL contests.
Menger’s choirs have performed at the 2005 and 2009 TMEA conventions and the 2009 and 2013 national ACDA conventions. The Arlington High Chamber Singers were invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in March of 2013 through the Kurt Weill Foundation High School Program. Menger is proud to be the 1998 AWARE Foundation Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Janwin Overstreet-Goode, choir director at Friendswood HS for the past six years, has 26 years teaching experience in Texas schools. She has served the Texas Music Educators Association in many capacities, including: Region Vocal Chair; Region Choir organizer; Area Chair; Region Secretary; All-State Women’s Choir organizer; All-State Mixed Choir section leader; and Vocal Division Clinic Coordinator for the 2010 and 2011 conventions.
In addition, her choirs have twice performed at TMEA, in 2001 (Sam Rayburn HS Chorale Women) and 2008 (Friendswood HS :Campus Singers); she has also been a panelist, clinician, and demonstration choir conductor for TMEA conventions.
Overstreet-Goode has also served as Region Choir clinician and accompanist for various regions throughout the state, and is a frequent adjudicator for UIL contests.
Other services and honors include: A two-year term as Secretary-Treasurer of TCDA (2007-2009); Co-editor of the newsletter for the Southwestern Division of ACDA; 2010 Tommy Tune Awards – Best Musical Director; Friendswood ISD’s Making a Difference Award (2009); Fidelity FutureStage Outstanding Music Educator in the category of Choral Music by Fidelity Funds and the Houston Symphony (2008); 2006 Kentucky All-State Women's Choir conductor.
Andy Sealy is in his eleventh year as Director of Bands at Hebron HS in Carrollton. Under his direction, the Hebron HS Band has consistently earned Texas UIL Sweepstakes awards, been named Bands of America Regional and Super Regional finalist and best-in-class. The Hebron HS Wind Symphony was the TMEA 5A Honor Band for 2010-2011 and also performed at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic in 2010. The Hebron Wind Symphony was awarded the prestigious Sudler Flag of Honor in 2012. The Hebron HS Marching Band has earned five appearances in the UIL State Marching Contest, including top ten finishes in 2008, 2010, and 2012. The Hebron HS Marching Band received the Sudler Shield in 2011.
Andy is a graduate of Texas Tech University and began his teaching career as middle school band director and high school assistant director in Iraan. Later he was an assistant director and junior high director in Monahans. Prior to coming to the Hebron HS, Andy served as Director of Bands at Monterey HS in Lubbock and at Randall HS in Amarillo.
Andy is a frequent adjudicator and clinician. He maintains professional affiliations with TMEA, TBA, Phi Beta Mu, TMAA, the International Clarinet Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia. Andy has been privileged to serve TMEA previously as Region 24 Band Chair, Region 1 President, Region 16 Jazz Chair, All-State Band Organizer in 2003 and 2005, and Stage Manager for the annual TMEA Clinic/Convention 2008-2010 and also on the UIL Music Advisory Committee. Andy is happily married to Karen who is an administrator in the Division of Learning and Teaching for the Lewisville ISD. Karen and Andy reside in Frisco.
Penny Meitz has taught orchestra for 40 years, the last nine as strings teacher and orchestra director at St. John’s School. Her jobs have included teaching in districts in Michigan and Texas, conducting youth orchestras, and teaching at the university level. Meitz received her bachelor of music education at Western Michigan University and her master of music in viola performance from the Shepherd School of Music (Rice University).
Meitz has served TMEA as Region Chair (Regions 17 and 19), All-State Orchestra Organizer, and has been on the board of TODA and TMAA. Her orchestra from Clements High School performed as TMEA Honor Orchestra in 2001 and at the Midwest Clinic in 2000.
Meitz has been on the faculty of American Festival for the Arts since 1997. She is in demand as a clinician and adjudicator across the state and is also active as a free-lance violist in the Houston area.
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Bob Horton is in his 25th year of teaching. He graduated from Sam Houston State University, where he earned his BMed, MM (Conducting), and EdD. He is head choir director at The Woodlands High School. In Horton's extensive choral experience, he has taught elementary, middle school, high school, and at the university level. Among his accomplishments are performances by his choirs at the TMEA Clinic/Convention three times with three different schools (1996, 1998, 2013), Southwest ACDA (TWHS, 2014), and his chamber choir won the Madrigal festival twice (2011, 2014). Horton served a two-year term as the MS/JH Vice-President, President, and Past President of Texas Choral Directors Association. He also has served as Region 9 Vocal Chair twice for junior high and twice for high school. Horton has served the Music and Fine Arts Ministry of The Woodlands UMC since 1996, as youth choir director, men's choir director, and leads worship in multiple services. He currently directs the A Cappella Choir and co-directs the Chancel Choir. He and his wife Connie, a junior high choir director in CISD, have two children, Andrea a music major at Baylor and Ben, who will pursue music in the fall.
Juli Salzman, Elementary Music Specialist at Northside Elementary in Angleton ISD for the past 9 years, has 15 years teaching experience in Louisiana and Texas schools. She has served TMEA in many capacities including Region Elementary Chair, Elementary Division Host, Presider, and Performing Group Organizer.
Salzman is a founding member and former President of the Red Stick Chapter of AOSA, in Baton Rouge. She is a Co-Director of the Summer Music Camp and the Lead Elementary Music Teacher in Angleton ISD.
Other professional affiliations include AOSA, OAKE, TCEA, TI:ME, and SAIL-On
Salzman holds a B. A. from Arkansas Tech University and a M. M. Ed. from Louisiana State University.
Juli is married to John, a Vocational Adjustment Coordinator for Ft. Bend ISD. They have four children, James, Katie, Trenady, and Justin.
Michele Henry is Associate Professor of Music Education at Baylor University, where she teaches a variety of choral methods and music education courses for undergraduate and graduate students, coordinates the Master of Music in Music Education program, and supervises student teachers. She coordinates the Music Education Convocation Series, the Baylor Women’s Choir Festival, and is the advisor to the Baylor University Music Educators Association. She has been at Baylor since 2001.
Prior to her appointment at Baylor, Dr. Henry held a similar position at Malone University in Canton Ohio. Before that, she was a choral and general music teacher in Nashville, an assistant director of the Nashville Children’s Choir, and an Adjunct Faculty member at Belmont University. She also served on the Middle Tennessee Vocal Association Executive Board, organizing auditions and festivals for regional honor choirs and mass choir events.
Dr. Henry’s areas of expertise include sightreading instruction and materials and assessment techniques for music education. She has published extensively in these areas and has presented her findings both nationally and internationally. She serves on the joint TMEA/TMAC curriculum and assessment task force, has been on the TMEA research committee since 2002, and on the Southwestern Musician Editorial Board since 2011.
Dr. Henry holds a Ph.D. in Music Education from the University of Minnesota, an M.M.E. from the University of North Texas, and a B.M.E. from Oklahoma Baptist University.
She recently concluded six years as the Associate Faculty Master of Brooks Residential College alongside her husband Doug, Associate Professor of Great Texts and Associate Dean of the Honors College at Baylor, and their son Zachary, a second grader at Live Oak Classical School.
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