Council, Tom


Tom Council graduated from Southern Methodist University with a B.B. and an M.M. in Music Education. He began teaching in the Dallas ISD in 1965. He taught high school choir in Dallas and Mesquite, Texas, until 1995. During those thirty years of teaching, he was active in the Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Choral Directors Association, and American Choral Directors Association. He served as Southwest Chair for the ACDA Jazz and Show Choir Committee. His high school choirs have presented concerts at ACDA (1977) and TMEA (1983) conventions. In 1993, the St. Stephen Choir performed at the Denver ACDA convention with two other Dallas church choirs with Lloyd Pfautsch conducting a concert of his music.

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 Moon of Hope Publishing Company He has written music for The Texas Voices, Turtle Creek Chorale and Booker T. Washington High School. In April 2009, his "We Are the Music Makers" was premiered as part of the opening programs for the new Dallas Center for the Performing Arts in the Meyerson Symphony Center. He has been writing choral sight reading music for Texas choral contests since 1990. He taught composition and vocal classes for several years at Booker T. Washington High School for the performing and Visual Arts in Dallas. At present, he is director of music at St. Stephen UMC in Mesquite, Texas (Dallas County).

Contact Information:
Tom Council
3006 Powell Dr.
Rowlett, TX 75088
Cell: 214-499-1220

Works by Tom Council on the Discipleship Ministries website:

  1. A New Creed: A Choral Setting
  2. All Creatures Of Our God And King (Organ)
  3. Angel Gabriel
  4. Be Thou My Vision
  5. Christ Has No Body Now on Earth
  6. Christ Is Made The Sure Foundation
  7. Christ The Lord Is Risen Today (Hymn Intrada IV)
  8. Come And Share Our Bread - Contemporary Communion Song
  9. Come and Share Our Bread: Praise Anthem for World Communion Sunday
  10. Come, Holy Spirit
  11. Come, Ye Sinners, Poor and Needy -- Choral Introit
  12. Doxology And Gloria Patri
  13. For All the Saints
  14. Gloria Patri (Council)
  15. I Have Decided to Follow Jesus (for SATB a cappella choir and soloist)
  16. I Will Give Thanks: A Setting of Psalm 111
  17. Jesus Walked this Lonesome Valley - Choral Introit
  18. Let All Mortal Flesh Keep Silence (Council) - Choral Introit
  19. The Lord's Prayer - For choir or congregation and choir
  20. Three Choral Prayers: "Holy One," "Holy God," and "Like a River"
  21. Musical Setting for Holy Communion
  22. O For A Thousand Tongues To Sing (Hymn Intrada III, Azmon)
  23. O God We Ain’t What We Oughta Be
  24. O Sons and Daughters, Let Us Sing: Introit for Easter
  25. O Wondrous Sight! O Vision Fair - Transfiguration Hymn
  26. O Wondrous Sight! (SATB Choral Anthem)
  27. Praise God, From Whom All Blessings Flow (Contemporary)
  28. Prepare The Way Of The Lord (Council) - Choral Introit
  29. Santo (Holy)
  30. This Is A Great And Joyous Day - Choral Introit for Easter
  31. Uniting Love
  32. We Believe in One True God
  33. What Does the Lord Require of You?
  34. What Does the Lord Require of You? (Anthem)
  35. What Wondrous Love Is This: Choral Introit for Lent

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