Frank F. Eychaner
Location: Texas, USA
Dr. Frank F. Eychaner is the Director of Choral Studies at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin. Before coming to Texas in 2014, Eychaner served for eight years as the Director of Choirs and Music Education at Colorado Christian University. He completed his BA in Music Education and the MA in Choral Conducting at Central Washington University under the supervision of Geoffrey Boers. Eychaner recently completed his dissertation titled, “Transformational Collegiate Choral Leadership” and received the DMA in Choral Conducting at the University of Kentucky where he worked with Jefferson Johnson. Eychaner has taught at the high school, community college and university levels. Choirs under Eychaner’s direction consistently distinguish themselves through excellence both on and off-stage. They have been invited to appear at both state and regional conventions of the ACDA and NAfME. An active composer, conductor, clinician and presenter, Eychaner has published many articles on choral and vocal jazz techniques and pedagogy. Other research interests include teacher preparation, choral pedagogy, conducting and leadership. His vocal jazz arrangements are available through UNC Jazz Press. Frank performs with the St. Martin’s Chamber Choir, a Denver based professional ensemble that will release their 9th CD this spring. A past member of Male Ensemble Northwest, Eychaner has served as the musical director for numerous musical theatre productions, been a vocational church musician for 15 years and sung professionally with the Kentucky Jazz Repertory Orchestra. Eychaner became the Artistic Director of the Colorado Chorale beginning in the fall of 2009. He conducts many honor choirs including the Kentucky Jr-High Allstate Choir in 2014. In the past, Eychaner served the choral community as the President-Elect of the College and University Council of the Colorado Music Educators Association and the Membership chair of the Colorado chapter of the American Choral Directors Association. When not making music, Frank enjoys spending time with Karen, his wife of 24 years and their three children. In the summertime, he can be found knee deep in a mountain river with fly rod in hand.
Dr. Frank F. Eychaner, DMA
Director of Choral Studies
University of Texas of the Permian Basin
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