A native of Texas, Idona Underwood attended McCallum HS in Austin, and then The University of Texas at Austin, receiving a Bachelor of Music degreen in 1973. With K-12 certification, Idona has taught general music and choral music in elementary, middle and high school, both in Austin and Killeen. She ahs served as an adjudicator and clinician in various parts of the state. Her professional affiliations include AFT, TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, TMAA. Idona is married and has two daughters, Jennifer and Amanda.