Location: Texas, USA
Tom Council graduated from Southern Methodist University with a BM and MM in Music Education. He began teaching in the Dallas Independent School District in 1965. He taught High School choir in Dallas and Mesquite Texas until 1995.
During these thirty years of teaching, he was active in Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association and American Choral Directors Association where he served as Southwest Chair for the Jazz and Show Choir Committee.
Always an active arranger and composer for school and church, he has published works with Alliance Music, Colla Voce, Southern Music, World Library Publications, Hal Leonard, and RBC Music Company. He has written music for The Texas Voices, Turtle Creek Chorale, Booker T. Washington High School. He has been writing sight reading music for Texas choral contests since 1990. He taught composition at Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas.
At present, he directs music at St. Stephen United Methodist Church in Mesquite, Texas.