Location: New York, USA
Douglas Frank was graduated from Oberlin College and was trained as a conductor and vocalist at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. He founded and directed the Oberlin Madrigal Singers while a student there and began performing professionally at age five. Educational recordings with Rosemary Rice for Allyn and Bacon were followed by popular children's albums, an award-winning film, "A Very Special Day," plus dozens of on-camera and voiceover industrials. Millions remember his original solo jingle – "What kind of kids eat Armour hot dogs?" – voted by Ad Age as sixth best of all time. His passion for ensemble singing was ignited by his great teacher and friend, Harold Aks, while attending the Dalton School in New York City. He studied conducting with Harold Aks, Daniel Moe, Robert Shaw and William Weinert, and in 2000 founded and directed the Douglas Frank Chorale. The Chorale's recording of "The A Cappella Singer" – a well known collection of mostly Renaissance madrigals – won the Contemporary A Cappella Recording Award in 2001 for Best Classical Album.