Dr. Thomas M. Council


  • Ph.D. – Auburn University
  • M.Ed. – Samford University
  • B.S. – Toccoa Falls College


  • 2006 and 2014 Wade Distinguished Scholars Faculty Award


  • American Choral Directors Association

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Family time
  • Fishing

Research Interests

  • Choral Conducting

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • Produced TFC Music Department CD recordings
  • Nine concert appearances as guest conductor/clinician at Carnegie Hall one at the Lincoln Center (1996-present)
  •  TFC concert choir tours in USA, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand and Israel – 2000 – present
  • Served as Fellow Conductor in collaborative performance of Haydn’s “Creation” in Bulgaria – 2015

What courses do you teach at TFC?

  • College Choir
  • Singing Men
  • Choral Conducting
  • Various Worship Arts Classes

What year did you begin teaching at TFC?

  • 2000

People might be interested to know…

  • I’m one-half Lebanese.

What is your favorite aspect of teaching at TFC?

  • The students!

Favorite verse/quote:

  • Philippians 3:13-14

“Brethren, I do not regard myself as having laid hold of it yet; but one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and reaching forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”

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