Dr. Frank J. Grzych
Dr. Frank J. Grzych
Department Chair
Office: CFPA 217C
Phone: 956-326-2654

Dr. Frank J. Grzych is Professor of Music and Chair, Department of Fine and Performing Arts.  In his role as chair he is responsible for the academic needs of three division: art, dance, and music.  A native of Chicago, Illinois, he attended Western Illinois University where he received his Bachelor of Music Education and Master of Arts degree.  After graduation, he served on the faculty in the public schools of Charleston, Metamora, Villa Park, and Moline, Illinois.  His duties ranged from beginning band and orchestra to musical director, music appreciation and theory instructor, director of bands, and chairman of a fine arts department.  His bands received numerous Division I awards in marching, concert and solo and ensemble competition.  He received his Doctor of Musical Arts Degree in Conducting from The Catholic University of America.

Dr. Grzych comes to Texas A&M International University after a distinguished career in the United States Air Force. He held numerous conducting positions including that of Associate Conductor and Vice Commander of the Air Force's premiere musical organization in Washington, DC, The United States Air Force Band. In addition to conducting across the nation, he has performed throughout Europe, the Middle East and in Russia.  Dr. Grzych's groups have performed at such prestigious events as the Indianapolis 500, Kentucky Derby, the National Association of Music Merchants, France's L'Arc de Triomphe and Lafayette Escadrille Memorial Day Services, Germany's Berlin Airlift Memorial, the Montreux Jazz Festival, North Sea Jazz Festival, and the National Football Hall of Fame ceremonies.  Additionally, he has conducted before audiences at the Illinois Music Educators Association, North American Saxophone Alliance, American School Band Director Association, Texas Bandmasters Association, West Virginia Collegiate Music Educators Association, and the Bands of America Summer Symposium.  His bands have backed many entertainers in include Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Roy Clark, John Schuck, Lorne Greene, Dick Van Patten, Chuck Woolery, Ann Jefferies, Art Linkletter and Bob Hope.  He produced numerous recordings, including a 40th anniversary tribute to the Berlin Airlift with Walter Cronkite as guest narrator.

His professional affiliations include the Kiwanis International, Music Educators National Conference, Texas Music Educators Association, National Band Association, College Band Directors National Association, National Association of Schools of Music, College Music Society, Phi Mu Alpha and Phi Kappa Phi.   Dr. Grzych is an active clinician and adjudicator for the Dixie Classic Festivals headquartered in Richmond, Virginia.