Thomas Pavlechko

Birth / Death Dates
b. 1962

Thom is currently on the staff of Christ the King Catholic Church, Highland/University Park, Dallas, as director of music and principal organist, where he oversees the music program of the 6,000-member parish, directs their two fully-professional choirs, the 12-voice Vigil Schola and the 26-voice Christ the King Singers. There are eight organists in Pavlechko’s family, among them, his mother and great grandfather. He earned his music degrees from the Dana School of Music of Youngstown State University and the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music, both in his native Ohio. Pavlechko has composed over 25 choral works, over 85 hymns, and over 1,000 Psalm settings, all in print with nine publishers throughout North America, the United Kingdom and Australia. Pavlechko is also co-editor of the new Episcopal worship planning resource, Liturgical Music for the Revised Common Lectionary with Church Publishing.