David Troy Francis joined SUMC as Choir Master and Director of Music in 2021. David plays the organ, piano, directs the choir and offers up special music performances, Sunday to Sunday.
David is an accomplished concert pianist and recording artist. In addition to his work with various United Methodist Churches, he was a former featured artist at Junaluska Methodist Conference Center. He has taught music at many levels, including private lessons, the Memphis City Schools and on the college level.
One of the outstanding pieces in his background is that he wrote and produced the longest running musical in Los Angeles called Bark! The Musical. So he has the chops for writing, producing, fund-raising, promotion and recruiting. One fascinating side note to David’s resume is that he worked with Sister Helen Prejean to produce the Opera for Dead Man Walking. Plus, for TV fans, he composed scores for The Young & The Restless episodes.
He eagerly and wholeheartedly welcomes you to join the choir. Choir members will tell you that they love singing holy music, but David makes it so fun and energetic that everyone loves coming to practice. Please reach out to David – whether you sing, play an instrument, or want to be involved in other ways.