About the Director

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Francis Vu

Director of Choirs and AP Music Theory

vuf@friscoisd.org
office: 469-633-5635

Mr. Vu is very excited to begin his first year working with Centennial High School choirs. Previously, Mr. Vu taught at McKinney HS in McKinney, TX, and Rouse HS in Austin, TX. His choirs have received consistent Superior and Excellent ratings in concert and sight reading at UIL Contest, and his students have enjoyed the experience of singing in the Region and All-State choirs.

Mr. Vu also serves as the Director of the Turtle Creek Chorale Chamber Chorus. Auditioned from the main chorus, this 30-voice men’s chorus performs two concert series a year – one in the Fall semester, and another in the Spring semester.

Currently in the summers, Mr. Vu is pursuing a Master of Music degree in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University, studying under Dr. David Rayl, Dr. Jonathan Reed, and Dr. Sandra Snow. Before then, he graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Choral Music Education with a Voice concentration, where he sang under the directions of Dr. Lynne Gackle and Dr. Alan Raines.

Mr. Vu’s professional services include serving as a clinician and adjudicator for various districts in the area, as well as singing in choirs in the Dallas area such as the Turtle Creek Chorale and St. Mark’s Schola.

Mr. Vu’s hobbies include dance. While at Baylor, he studied differing genres of dance, primarily in ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Eventually, he went on to perform professionally with the TEXAS Ballet Company in their 2013 season. He continues to teach Zumba classes throughout Dallas, TX.

A proud member of TMEA, TCDA, and NAfME, Mr. Vu’s passion for teaching choral music stems from the belief that “music truly can change lives.” He loves his job, and he loves spending time with his wonderful family and friends. His large family consisting of two amazing parents and four tightly-knit siblings.

 

 

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RaeAnne Landrum

CHS Voice Faculty

RaeAnne Landrum holds a degree in Music Education with vocal emphasis from Abilene Christian University.  Her teaching experience encompasses all ages and includes elementary music, middle school choir and early childhood music classes as well as teaching private voice at the middle school and high school levels.  In addition to her love for singing, Mrs. Landrum also holds a special place in her heart for the band.  She played the oboe through high school and into her college years.  She serves on the Band Boosters Board at Centennial High School where her son is currently a member of the band and her daughter, who has graduated, was involved in the band and choir.

Mrs. Landrum truly enjoys spending time with students and helping them not only improve their singing skills, but also teaching them to develop a love of many types of music.  She strives to have her students bring joy to themselves and others through their singing.

If you have an interest in taking lessons with Mrs. Landrum or have questions, please e-mail her at landrumfam@att.net.