Frank H. Nelson, M.M.E.

Frank H. Nelson, M.M.E.

Frank Nelson

Frank H. Nelson, M.M.E.
Assistant Professor of Music,
Director of Bands: Major Instrumental Ensembles, Music Education, Music History

Frank Nelson is Director of Bands and Assistant Professor of Music at Howard Payne University. He is the director of the Yellow Jacket Marching Band, the University Symphonic Band, the Central Texas Community Band, and is the camp coordinator and director for the Howard Payne University Band Leadership Camp each June.

Prior to teaching at HPU, Mr. Nelson taught public school instrumental music for 39 years in Texas, Louisiana and Colorado. While in Colorado he was the Teaching Assistant in the University Band Department and the Music Education Department at the University of Northern Colorado and on staff for five years for the Rocky Mountain Band Director workshops. He has been a marching band adjudicator in several state and regional venues in Colorado, Wyoming, Georgia, and Texas as well as a concert and sight-reading adjudicator, solo-ensemble adjudicator in the area of Band and Orchestra.

Mr. Nelson has performed with the Temple Jazz Orchestra at the Montreux (Switzerland) Jazz Festival, Jazz a’ Vienne in Leon, France, America Appreciation Day Concert at the United Nations in Geneva Switzerland, and various other venues in central Europe. In his spare time, Mr. Nelson designs marching band drills and has written shows for several high schools and universities.

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