Lou Leonard Scholarship for TCDA All-State/Honor Choir Participation

Lou Leonard taught choral music at all levels for over 30 years, starting in Del Valle, Texas while she was earning a  Masters in Choral Music from the University of Texas.  After graduation she taught in Port Arthur, Texas for 10 years at the elementary level.  The highlight of her career was choral direction at the secondary school level in Spring Branch Independent School District in Houston.  During her years at Spring Woods High School she directed 14 Broadway musicals, often recruiting students from all over campus to get them involved in the productions.  When she retired in 1990, about 100 former students came back to perform with her current students for her final concert.

In addition to her musical talents, Lou had a gift for spreading joy and laughter.  She loved her family, her students, music, the beach, and cooking, and she was very generous in sharing all of these joys with the people she cared about.  Her greatest legacy is how much positive influence she had in the lives of so many, not just choir students, but those in orchestra, band, and theater, as well as her friends, family members, and her peers in the musical communities to which she contributed so much.




This scholarship application will open when the 2024 TCDA All-State MS/JH Choir and TCDA Elementary Honor Choir selections are announced on March 18, 2024 at approximately 2:00 pm. There will be limited opportunities for Registration Scholarships which will cover the $120 registration fee if selected for a choir through the audition process.  There will also be limited opportunities for Enhanced Scholarships which will cover the $120 registration fee, once selected, and up to two nights in a TCDA designated hotel in San Antonio, TX.

Scholarship awards will be based upon parent's statement of financial need, student statement and choral director (TCDA member) recommendation.

The application button will go live on March 18, 2024
   A recommendation form from a TCDA member (choral director of your child) must be completed by March 24, 2024.