About the Directors

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Doug Council, Director

Doug Council is currently serving his 8th year as Director of Choirs at Berkner HS in Richardson, and 11th year teaching. Mr. Council received his undergraduate degree in Music Education from The University of North Texas. His choirs have received many honors, including Best in Class Awards, and consistent UIL Sweepstakes Awards.  Choirs under Mr. Council’s direction have been invited to perform with University choirs such as University of Texas at Arlington, Texas Tech, and Texas A&M Commerce.  In 2016 A Cappella choir was invited to perform in a combined HS choir with world renowned composer Eric Whitacre and the Dallas Winds.  Mr. Council is an enthusiastic collaborator, having served as music director for 10 musicals, and has achieved significant success with students of all music ability levels, and learning styles. Mr. Council is the past TMEA Region 3 Vocal Chair, and has served as the TMEA Texas All-State Tenor/Bass Choir Section Leader.  Mr. Council has helped to place over 30 students in the TMEA Texas All State Choir. He is a sought after choral clinician, and soloist around the state of Texas. Mr. Council has given workshops at the Texas Choir Director’s Association Convention. He holds professional memberships in TMEA, TCDA,  TMAA, and ACDA.

Mr. Council directs 2nd period Men’s Chorus, 4th period A Cappella Mixed Choir, A Cappella Men, 5th period Bel Canto, and Encore

Daniela Salazar, Co-Director

Daniela P. Salazar is serving her 2nd year as Co-Director of Choirs at Berkner HS in Richardson, and 4th year teaching. Mrs. Salazar received her undergraduate degree in Music Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce. Her choirs have received UIL Sweepstakes rewards and outstanding soloists in UIL Solo/Ensemble. Mrs. Salazar was the Soprano 2 All-Region Treble Choir Section Leader in 2018 and will be the Alto 1 All-Region Treble Choir Section Leader for 2019. Mrs. Salazar has performed as Donna Elvira in the Opera Don Giovanni with the Stara Zagora Company in Bulgaria, and in Verona, Italy, performing in Sacred, Secular, and Opera Concerts. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music fraternity, and holds professional memberships with TMEA and TCDA.

Mrs. Salazar directs 1st period Concert Choir, 3rd period Chorale, and A Cappella Women.