Andy Francis

D.M.A. - Composition, Michigan State University; M.M. - Music Theory Pedagogy, Michigan State University; M.M - Composition, Central Michigan University; B.M. - Composition and Performance, Ohio University
Year Appointed
Fall 2017
  • Music Theory I
  • Music Theory III
  • Aural Skills I
  • Aural Skills III
  • Bringing Saxy Back - FYS 199
Spring 2018
  • Music Theory II
  • Music Theory IV
  • Aural Skills II
  • Aural Skills IV
  • World Music


Andy Francis is an award-winning composer and percussionist. His music has been performed at festivals, conferences, and universities across United States and abroad, including the Society of Composers, Inc., the Internacional de Clarinet Prades (Spain), the Texas Music Education Association, the American Choral Directors Association, the College Band Directors National Association, the College Music Society, the North American Saxophone Alliance, the International Tuba and Euphonium Association, Vox Novus 15 Minutes of Fame, and new music festivals at the University of Central Missouri, Ball State Festival, Ohio University, the University of South Carolina, West Texas A&M University, Illinois State University, California State University–Bakersfield, and Marshall University.

Awards to his credit include the 2014 Michigan Music Teachers Association/Music Teachers National Association Commissioned Composer, the 2012 Michigan State University Choral Composition Contest, the 2011 Central Michigan University Orchestral Composition Competition, the 2010 Central Michigan University Concert Band Composition Competition sponsored by Kappa Kappa Psi, the 1st Annual Ohio University Composition Contest and the 2010 Ralph Taylor Award in Composition from Marshall University.