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Tom Hales
Thomas Hales is Director of Choral Activities at East High School in Sioux City, IA, where he conducts the Men’s Chorale, Varsity Women’s Choir, Chamber Choir, teaches AP Music Theory, and is director of the nationally-recognized varsity show choir, “The Headliners.” Prior to his appointment, he was Director of Vocal Music at Southeast Polk High School (Pleasant Hill, IA) and Associate Director of Choirs at Sioux City East, where he received the award for Best New Teacher. Upon his arrival in Sioux City, Mr. Hales instituted the Sioux City Men’s Choir Festival, the EHS Show Choir Dinner Theater (annual fundraiser), and the school’s first male a-cappella ensemble.

Born in Columbus, Ohio, Tom holds degrees from Iowa State University (Music Education) and Michigan State University (Choral Conducting). His primary mentors in conducting have been James Rodde, David Rayl, and Jonathan Reed; and he has been both a semifinalist (2009) and a finalist (2011) in the American Choral Directors Association’s National Conducting Competition.


Sioux City East High School
The Headliners 2014-2020
New Sound 2013-2014
Premiere 2020
Impulse 2013
Southeast Polk High School
RAMification 2015


 Norwalk Warrior Invitational 2020
 Davenport Great River Show Choir Invitational 2019
 Elkhorn Red Carpet Classic 2019
 Eau Claire Memorial Winterfest 2017
 Prairie Premiere 2017
 Elkhorn Red Carpet Classic 2016


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