Francis Vu

Conducting DMA
Conducting Associate, Concert Choir

Director, Men's Chorus

francisvu@my.unt.edu  Choral Office: MU217

Francis Vu is a DMA student in Choral Conducting with a cognate in Vocal Pedagogy at the University of North Texas, where he studies under Drs. Allen Hightower, Kristina MacMullen, Jessica Nápoles, and Stephen F. Austin. He serves as the Director of the UNT Men’s Chorus and Conducting Associate for the Concert Choir. Previously, he served as the Director of Choirs at Centennial High School and Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale Chamber Chorus.

Vu received his Bachelor of Music Education degree from Baylor University under Drs. Lynne Gackle and Alan Raines, and his Master of Music in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University under Drs. David Rayl, Jonathan Reed, and Sandra Snow. 

In 2018, Vu competed in the Southwestern ACDA Graduate Conducting Competition in Oklahoma City, and was named “Runner Up.” Later that year, he was named the Texas Choral Directors Association “Young Director of Distinction.” A year prior, he was awarded the Turtle Creek Chorale “Upcoming Director Award.”

Vu enjoys serving as a clinician and adjudicator for choirs all over Texas, most recently as the Region 25 Tenor-Bass Clinician, and UIL Judge. In 2019, he will conduct the Region 20 Treble Honor Choir. He has also served as the Region 24 Mixed Choir Organizer and presented at Baylor University and teacher in-services in Frisco ISD and McKinney ISD.

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