Billy Talley has served as choral director at Tascosa High School for thirty-three years. He earned a BME and a MM from West Texas State University in Canyon. Before coming to Tascosa, he taught at Dickinson HS and Pampa HS. His Tascosa HS choirs performed for the TMEA Convention in 1991, 1995, and 2002. His THS Women’s Choir performed for the 2009 National ACDA Convention in Oklahoma City. He has served as an adjudicator and clinician for UIL Contests, choral festivals, and region choirs in Texas, New Mexico, Louisiana, Oklahoma, and Missouri. In 2010, Billy was selected to prepare and direct the Oklahoma All-State Women’s Choir. He has served in a number of capacities at the region and state levels, including Region Vocal Chair, Area Audition Chair, UIL Sight Reading Committee, All-State Choir Section Leader, TMEA Region 1 President, and TMEA Facilities Team. He is currently Past-President of the Texas Choral Directors Association. He served as High School VP on the TCDA Board from 2007-09 and President from 2013-15. He was the recipient of the UIL Sponsor Excellence Award in 2013. Three times he has been named Teacher of the Year at Tascosa HS, including 2016. In 2003, a readers’ poll for the Amarillo Globe-News selected him as the city’s Outstanding Teacher. He received the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the West Texas A & M School of Music in 2015. He was the founding director of the Amarillo Boychoir. He has been Music Director at St Paul UMC for the past nineteen years. Talley is a member of TMEA, TCDA, TMAA, and the Men of West Texas.