Why Director’s Choice

Choose Us For Your Next Performance Trip


Since 1996, Director’s Choice has been meeting the unique travel needs of student group leaders across the country. We partner with traveling music, dance, and performing arts educators across the country to handle all the logistics of a traveling group from start to finish, including lodging, transportation, accommodations and performance opportunities.

Because of our experience and expertise, we’ve built a loyal following of music educators across the country and are the industry leaders in customized student travel, performance, and events. Where can we take you?

Why Choose Director’s Choice

Cost Management

In most cases, we offer flexible payments tailored to meet your budget. We’ll often break your payment up into four of five installments, to ease the burden on your district. Our experienced planners know how to find the best deals.


When you get a quote from Director’s Choice, there are never any hidden fees or surprise payments. We’re proud to offer the most accurate quotes in the business. Until we can price real air, we give you accurate numbers and will never underbid just to get your business.

Buying Power

Our long and storied history in the industry means we’ve got leverage – and expertise. When it comes to efficient planning and execution, no one does it better. Our long list of supplier partnerships means we know how to find you the right deal.



Porsha Perez
Travel Consultant


Vanessa McKay
Travel Consultant


Zac Miller
CEO/Director of Travel Services

Johanna Feminear
Travel Coordinator


Madison Locke
Marketing Assistant

Alan Hanna
Director Of Performance Events


Carolyn Botkin
Senior Performance Coordinator

amy flores

Amy Flores
Office Manager


Zac Miller
CEO/Director of Travel Services

Alan Hanna
Director Of Performance Events


Trey Caliva
Director of Technology


Trey Caliva
Director of Technology


Jarrett Hatchett
Systems Administrator


At Director’s Choice, you never have to travel alone. Take a look at a few of the innovative tools and resources we provide to help take your trip planning experience from good to great.

With My Director’s Choice, you can manage your trip from participants to payments and it’s all at your fingertips.

Our Individual Billing product is a comprehensive billing, collections and financial reporting tool for traveling educators so you can be a teacher, not a bill collector!

Interested in performing in one of our Director’s Choice festivals? Get your first pick of performance times and book online! *Deposit payment due at time of booking to reserve your performance time. Pay with a credit card, ACH or purchase order.

Travel Safe Certification

Director’s Choice is one of a select few accredited members of SYTA (Student Youth Travel Association). That means Director’s Choice has passed the rigorous standards of the student youth travel industry declaring us ethical, solvent and protected with $2 million in liability insurance.

Professional Affiliations

American Bandmasters Association
American Bus Association
Disney Parks Recognized Youth Travel Planner
Foundation for Music Education
Student Youth Foundation
Student Youth Travel Association
Texas Bandmasters Association
Texas Choral Directors Association
Texas Music Educators Association
Texas Orchestra Directors Association
Texas Dance Educators Association

Texas Student Tour Operators Association
Lubbock Chamber of Commerce