Cathy Francis is currently the Fine and Performing Arts Chair and the Director of Bands at Norfolk Collegiate Middle and Upper School in Norfolk, Va. She holds a Bachelor of Music in Flute from East Carolina University and is a candidate in the Masters of Music Education degree program at Old Dominion University where she is studying Wind Conducting.
She has been teaching, conducting and performing in Virginia for more than 20 years working with musicians of all ages. She previously owned and operated a children's music program Little Big Band which traveled to bring a quality education program to pre-school and elementary aged children all over the state of Virginia.
Cathy also works as musical director/ conductor in the local musical theatre community and has credits with Virginia Stage Company, Regent University, Generic Theatre, double Dog Theatre and the Hurrah Players. Flute, piano, and guitar are Cathy's favorite instruments to play. She is passionate about music and loves sharing it with others!