Fort Valley State University  

Gross, William Franklin

Fine Arts, Humanities & Mass Communications
213 Patton Hall

Guest Piano Soloist with the University of Texas at Austin New Music Ensemble, April 2011
Performance at the Jimmy Carter Historic Preservation Center, Plains, GA, 2010
Performance at the 2010 Congressional Black Caucus
Performance for Jesse Jackson, Sixth Ave. Baptist Church, Birmingham, AL 2010
Piano Soloist on ‘NPR Performance Today’ along with conductor, Jerry Junkin, of the Dallas Wind Symphony; Aired twice world-wide in 2009
Piano soloist at the Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, TX, 2009
Piano soloist at the 2009 College Band Directors National Convention, Austin, TX, 2009
Harpsichord Soloist at the American Bandmasters Association National Convention, College Station, TX, 2009
Assistant Music Theory Instructor, University of Texas at Austin, 2007-9
Teaching Assistant in Ear Training/Aural Skills, U.T. Austin 2006-7
Chosen to be ‘Florida’s Young Artist’ and to perform at the 2007 Florida State Music Teachers Association State Conference, Boca Raton, FL
National Award Winner with the Federation of Music Clubs, Performance at National Convention in Minneapolis, MI, 2006
Guest Speaker/Composer, Tallahassee Symphony Society Open Ear Project, 2005

Faculty Bio

University of Texas at Austin; M.M., D.M.A.
Florida State University; B.M.
Alexander Dreyfoos School of the Arts, West Palm Beach; Diploma


The Dead painter’s son [electronic resource]
Gross, Franklin, 1983-
[Austin, Tex. : University of Texas, 2010]
Electronic Resource
OCLC number: 699504499

[Doctoral thesis recital, December 5, 2008, composition] [sound recording]
Gross, Franklin.
U.T. Austin Fine Arts Library Special Collection
Call number: DISS 2008 G914

Gross, Franklin, 1983-
U.T. Austin PCL Stacks 3J-3K, Call number: THESIS 2007 G914

[Master’s thesis recital, Apr. 11, 2006, composition] [sound recording]
Gross, Franklin.
U.T. Austin Fine Arts Special Collection
Call number: THESIS 2006 G915

Research Interests: 

The motets and masses of Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina (1526-1594)
Incorporating Hip-Hop Elements into the Music Appreciation curriculum
Arranging the music of Sir Charles Atkins, Blues Professor at F.S.U.
Performing 20th and 21st century classical chamber music in Austin, Texas
Recording original rock music (Album release, Summer 2011)

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