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Mrs. Carol Franks

Auxiliaries Administrator
Assistant Professor of Music
John M. Long School of Music
Long Hall Band Office
Troy University
Troy, AL 36082
334.670.5664 (FAX)

Mrs. Franks, Assistant Professor of Music, joined the Troy University faculty in 1982. She is the former principal flutist with the University of Illinois Symphonic Band under the direction of Dr. Harry Begian. Mrs. Franks is a graduate of the University of Illinois and Duquesne University where she received both the bachelor and master's degrees in Flute Performance. She was the recipient of the Thomas J. Smith Scholarship, a full tuition award for four years at the University of Illinois. Carol began studying flute at the age of nine in Lockport, Illinois. A featured soloist in the eighth grade, she received the Arion Award and performed the "Concertino" for Flute and Band by Chaminade with her junior high school band at the All-Eastern Band and Instrumental Music Conference in Norfolk, Virginia. She was a member of the famed Lockport Township High School Band, which won many national awards under the leadership of Ernest Caneva. She received numerous awards while in the Lockport band, including Outstanding Musician and Outstanding Bandsman. Mrs. Franks was principal flutist in the All-State Band and the All-State Orchestra for the Illinois Music Educators Association. Other organizations in which she regularly performed were the City-Wide Youth Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Youth Symphony Orchestra of Greater Chicago, all in Chicago.

Mrs. Franks has been the featured soloist with the Troy University Symphony Band as well as the Luverne High School Band, which performed at the SEUS Clinic, the AMEA Conference, and in Carnegie Hall in New York City. Past and present memberships include the National Flute Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, Sigma Alpha Iota, Tau Beta Sigma, Kappa Kappa Psi, Tri-M Music Honor Society, Music Educators National Conference and Rotary International. At Troy University, Carol teaches private flute, sophomore music theory, aural skills, class woodwinds and flute choir, in addition to assisting with the "Sound of the South" Marching Band, the Symphony Band and the Symphonic Band. She is faculty advisor for Tau Beta Sigma, Sigma Alpha Iota, and is treasurer for the "Sound of the South" Alumni Band. She is a member of the Montgomery Symphony and is a clinician for Emerson Flutes, USA. She is Executive Director of the Southeastern United States Concert Band Clinic and Honor Bands. She is married to Earl Franks, Principal at Luverne High School. They live in Troy with their Shih-Tzu, Piccolo.

Last Updated: 01/18/09
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