Tom T. Shelton, Jr. is a native of Greensboro, North Carolina and a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He is a music specialist in Forsyth County, where he was selected "Teacher of the Year" for both Atkins Middle School and Kernersville Middle School. In 1999, he was presented the North Carolina Middle School Music "Teacher of the Year" award by the North Carollina Music Educators Association.
Mr. Shelton is active in the American Choral Directors Association, where he serves as President for North Carolina. An active clinician, Mr. Shelton has conducted the Central Division ACDA Junior High Honor Choir, as well as Elementary, Middle, and High School Honor Choirs in Alabama, Indiana, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia. Mr. Shelton works with the Greensboro Youth Chorus organization as conductor of the Chorale, and is the Director of Music at First Christian Church, Greensboro.