About the Directors

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Doug Council, Head Director

Doug Council is currently serving his 7th year as Director of Choirs at Berkner HS in Richardson, and 10th 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 is an enthusiastic collaborator, having served as music director for 9 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 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. He hold professional memberships in TMEA, TCDA, and ACDA.

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

Daniela Salazar, Co-Director

Daniela P. Salazar is serving her first year as Co-Director at Berkner High School and 3rd year teaching. Mrs. Salazar received her undergraduate degree in Music Education at Texas A&M University-Commerce in 2016. Her choirs have received UIL Sweepstakes rewards and outstanding soloists in UIL Solo/Ensemble. Mrs. Salazar has performed as Donna Elvira in the Opera Don Giovanni with the Stara Zagora Company in Bulgaria, and in a series of concerts in Verona, Italy. She is a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Professional Music fraternity, and holds professional memberships with TMEA and TCDA.

Mrs. Salazar directs 1st period Mixed Chorus, 3rd period Chorale, and A Cappella Women.