Francis Vu

Conducting DMA
Conducting Associate, Concert Choir

Director, Men's Chorus

francisvu@my.unt.edu  Choral Office: MU217

Francis Vu is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in choral conducting with a vocal pedagogy cognate at the University of North Texas. He serves as the director of the Men’s Chorus, conducting associate for Concert Choir, and teaches conducting. He also serves as the Director of Music at Horizon Unitarian Universalist Church in Carrollton, TX.

He is the former director of choirs at Centennial High School in Frisco, TX. Under Vu’s direction, the Centennial HS A Cappella Choir was recognized as a National Finalist for The American Prize in Choral Performance. He was designated the Texas Choral Directors Association “Young Director of Distinction” in 2018. In both 2020 and 2018, Vu was runner-up in the Southwestern ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition. Vu was also the director of the Turtle Creek Chorale Chamber Chorus, and was presented with the Turtle Creek Chorale “Upcoming Director Award” in 2017.

Vu enjoys engaging with the choral community throughout Texas as an active clinician and adjudicator. Future engagements include guest conductor of the Region 30 Mixed Choir and the International Mu Phi Epsilon Convention Chorus in 2021. He served as the UNT Grand Chorus Coordinator in 2020, coordinated UNT A Cappella’s collaboration with the Fort Worth Symphony on Messiah in 2019, and took on the role of Region 24 Mixed Choir Organizer in 2018. He has presented sessions at Baylor University and teacher in-services throughout Texas. 

Vu earned a master’s degree in choral conducting from Michigan State University in East Lansing, Michigan, and a bachelor of music education degree from Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

Vu’s professional affiliations include TMEA, TCDA, ACDA, NAfME, TMAA, and Mu Phi Epsilon. He lives in Carrollton, TX with his fiancé, Kyle, and their dog, Coco.