About the Directors

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Doug Council, Head Director

Doug Council is currently serving his 6th year as Director of Choirs at Berkner HS in Richardson, and 9th 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. Mr. Council serves as a section leader at UNT All-State Choir camp. Mr. Council is an enthusiastic collaborator, having served as music director for 7 musicals, and has achieved significant success with students of all music ability levels and learning styles. Mr. Council has help 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. Mr. Council is currently serving as TMEA Region 3 Vocal Chair. He hold professional memberships in TMEA, TCDA, and ACDA.

Mr. Council directs 2nd period Bel Canto, 4th period A Cappella Choir, and 5th period Tenor-Bass Choir.

Megan Lied, Associate Director

This is Ms. Lied’s 5th year teaching at Berkner.  She graduated from the University of North Texas in 2013 and is currently pursuing her master’s in Music Education from Texas A&M Commerce.  She is a member of TMEA and ACDA, and has repeatedly served as a TMEA Region 3 All-Region Choir section leader and recently as a Region 25 UIL Solo & Ensemble Contest judge.  In her spare time, Ms. Lied enjoys ceramics, cartoons, and cooking.

Ms. Lied directs 1st period Women’s Chorus, 3rd period Chorale, and Encore.