Past ODY Recipients
Award Nomination Criteria

Kay Vanlandingham

TODA Orchestra Director of the Year - 2022

Kay is the Administrative Director for the Texas Music Educators Association (TMEA). She coordinates the TMEA Mentoring Network, Texas Future Music Educators program, TMEA Scholarship program, CPE Credit and TMEA Region Grants. Before her position at TMEA she taught orchestra students, at every level, for 31 years. She served Round Rock ISD as Fine Arts Facilitator, Orchestra Liaison, and fine arts department chair. She was the conductor for the Austin Youth Orchestra from 1994-2017 and most recently served as President on the AYO Board of Directors.  She holds memberships and affiliations Mu Omicron, TMAA, and served on the Committee on Standards of Adjudication and Performance Practice as well as chaired the UIL PML Orchestra Committee multiple times. Ms. Vanlandingham currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Center of Educator Development in the Fine Arts (CEDFA). She enjoys serving as a judge and clinician across the state.