Dr. Thomas M. Council

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Dr. Thomas M. Council
Dean, School of Professional Studies; Professor of choral music tcouncil@tfc.edu


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


  • 2006 and 2014 Wade Distinguished Scholars Faculty Award
  • College Choir
  • Singing Men
  • Choral Conducting
  • Various Worship Arts Classes
Publications & Research Interests

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
Professional Associations
  • American Choral Directors Association
Hobbies & Fun Facts

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

  • Family time
  • Fishing

People might be interested to know…

  • I’m one-half Lebanese.
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.”


The students!