Faculty

Bobby Francis

Professor of Music
Director of Bands

Bobby R. Francis is the Director of Bands at Texas Christian University and the Conductor of the TCU Wind Symphony. Mr. Francis serves as conductor of the TCU Wind Symphony, teaches graduate and undergraduate conducting and is responsible for the supervision of all aspects of the TCU Band program. Mr. Francis is an elected member of the American Bandmasters Association. As a member, he has served as guest conductor of the US Army Band- "The Pershings Own", Frost School of Music - University of Miami Wind Symphony, and the Richardson All-Star Band.

The TCU Wind Symphony recently performed concerts at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio and the College Band Directors National Conference Convention in Houston and in Fort Worth. In recent years, Mr. Francis' ensembles have performed at many national, regional, and state conferences including a performance at the College Band Directors National Conference (CBDNA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan and in Athens, Georgia and at the American Bandmasters Association Convention in College-Station, Texas. The TCU Wind Symphony has performed with guest artists such as Patrick Sheridan, Brian Bowman, Allen Vizzutti, Jon Lewis, Joe Eckert, Gary Whitman, and Markus Theinert. His ensembles have performed at Carnegie Hall in New York, Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, and the Bass Hall in Fort Worth.

Several clinic presentations have been given by Mr. Francis at various conventions and conducting workshops such as the Texas Music Educators Association Convention, the Texas Bandmasters Association Convention, University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music, and the Arkansas Tech Band camp/Conducting Symposium. Mr. Francis has conducted research on regional wind band repertoire at the Pannonische Forschungsstelle Kunstuniversitšt Graz / Expositur Oberschutzen in Oberschutzen, Austria. Mr. Francis is in constant demand as a guest conductor, adjudicator, clinician, and educational advisor across the U.S Mr. Francis has produced six compact disk recordings of his ensembles. Recordings of the TCU Wind Symphony recently have been broadcast on WRR - Dallas-Ft. Worth's Classical Radio station.

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b.francis@tcu.edu
817.257.7640