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Mark Francis, composer and guitarist
United States, Texas, Corpus Christi

About Mark Francis, composer and guitarist

Mark Francis’ musical career has varied from teaching, composing, performing, and writing to orchestral administration. He has studied composition with Walter Hartley and James Eversole, and guitar with Joanne Castellani, Clare Callahan and Joseph Fratianni. He holds a link. in composition from the University of Kentucky and has taught at Mississippi State University, Louisiana School for Math, ... read more

About Mark Francis, composer and guitarist

Mark Francis’ musical career has varied from teaching, composing, performing, and writing to orchestral administration. He has studied composition with Walter Hartley and James Eversole, and guitar with Joanne Castellani, Clare Callahan and Joseph Fratianni. He holds a link. in composition from the University of Kentucky and has taught at Mississippi State University, Louisiana School for Math, Science and the Arts, Centenary College, Northwestern State University, Emory University, University of Kentucky, Agnes Scott College, Midwestern State University, Texas A&M University Corpus Christi and Power Academic and Performing Arts Complex. He has received 10 ASCAP Standard Awards and 7 ASCAP Plus Awards for his compositions. His works has been performed internationally and have been part of the Corcoran Gallery Contemporary Music Series in Washington, link. The Jackson State University Orchestra premiered his composition on the words of Martin Luther King, Jr., The Trumpet of Conscience, at the Library of Congress in 2007. Conners Publications and Imagine Music publish his compositions. He has frequently contributed to the contemporary music journal, 21st Century Music, reviewing concerts and recordings. His Second Guitar Concerto, recorded in Greece, was released on Navona Recordings in 2019. He is past President of the Southeastern Composers League and Board Member for composition for the College Music Society, South Chapter.

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