Andy Francis

Assistant Professor
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 - MUSC 111
  • Music Theory II - MUSC 211
  • Aural Skills I - MUSC 171
  • Aural Skills II - MUSC 271
  • Orchestration and Arranging - MUSC 312
  • Bringing Saxy Back - FYS 199
Spring 2018
  • Music Theory II - MUSC 112
  • Music Theory IV - MUSC 212
  • Aural Skills II - MUSC 172
  • Aural Skills IV - MUSC 272
  • World Music - MUSC 232


Andy Francis (b.1986) is an award-winning composer and percussionist. His music has been performed at festivals, conferences, and universities across United States and abroad, including Internacional de Clarinet Pradesthe (Spain), The Society of Composers, Inc. National and Regional Conferences, the American Choral Directors Association-Southwest Regional Conference, the College Band Directors National Association-Southern Regional Conference, the College Music Society Pacific Northwest Regional Conference, 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 a professor of music theory and composition at Marietta College.