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Francisco Calvo

Music History, Ethnomusicology
College of Performing Arts; Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music
Office Location: Oliphant Hall 309


Francisco Calvo is highly respected in Southern California as a conductor, pianist, composer/arranger, and musicologist.

As a musicologist, Mr. Calvo has taught at the high school, community college, and university levels, and he regularly delivers pre-concert lectures for Long Beach City College Symphony Orchestra. As a conductor his choirs and orchestras have received critical acclaim in the U. S. and abroad. As a composer/arranger Mr. Calvo has worked on Hollywood films, and his original compositions are frequently commissioned by local school districts.

He is a member of the American Musicological Society and the American Choral Directors Association. Mr. Calvo is a Chapman University Alumnus, having earned Bachelor of Music degrees in Music Education and Choral Conducting. He went on to complete a Master of Arts degree in Musicology from California State University Long Beach.

Mr. Calvo lives in Orange with his wife Andrea, a fellow music teacher and Chapman graduate, and their two children, Isabel and Joseph.