Andy Francis, Composer



Andy Francis (b.1986) is an award-winning composer and percussionist. His music has been performed at festivals, conferences, and universities across the United States and abroad, including Internacional de Clarinet Pradesthe (Spain), The Texas Music Educator's Association Annual Conference, ClarinetFest, The Society of Composers, Inc., the American Choral Directors Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the College Music Society, VOX Novus concert series (New York), and many others.

Dr. Francis has enjoyed performances of his music from many national recognized ensembles, including the West Point Woodwind Quintet, Alarm Will Sound, and the Dali String Quartet.

He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in composition and a Master of Music degree in music theory pedagogy from Michigan State University, a Master of Music degree in composition from Central Michigan University, and two Bachelor of Music degrees cum laude in percussion performance and composition from Ohio University. His composition teachers include Jere Hutcheson, Ricardo Lorenz, David Gillingham, and Mark Phillips.

Andy is currently the chair of the Edward E. MacTaggart Department of Music at Marietta College


Upcoming Performances

October 12th, 2019
National Association of College Wind and Percussion Instructors National Conference
Cedar Falls, IA
Greyline Duo
- Variations on Mental Instability

December 5th, 2019 - 7:30 PM
McDonough Auditorium - Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Marietta College New Music Ensemble
Andy Francis, Director
- September Falls

January 25th, 2020 - 7:00 PM
McDonough Auditorium - Marietta College
Marietta, OH
Marietta College Faculty Recital
Amy Yekel, Soprano
Merewyn Weinkauf, Piano
- I Carry Your Heart With Me
- Charlotte (Premiere)


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