Todd M. French

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Todd M. French
Assistant Professor of Music
Telephone: 270.809.4282
Office:  Price Doyle Fine Arts  524


Todd M. French is the Assistant Professor of Tuba at Murray State University.  Along with his duties as the Applied Tuba professor, Dr. French also teaches Music Theory and conducts the MSU Tuba/Euphonium Ensemble and Brass Choir. He is an active recitalist and adjudicator, and presents master classes across the Midwest and South.


Prior to joining the faculty at Murray State University, Dr. French was the Tuba/Euphonium Instructor at Eastern Illinois University. He also served as an Associate Instructor of Brass Techniques at Indiana University Jacobs School of Music and held faculty positions as Applied Tuba and Euphonium Instructor at Doane College in Crete, Nebraska and Low Brass Instructor at Point Loma Nazarene College in San Diego, California.


Dr. French’s performance career includes serving as principal tuba and soloist with the U.S. Seventh Fleet Navy Band (Japan) and Navy Band San Diego. He has performed with the Indianapolis Symphony, the Omaha Symphony, the Lincoln Symphony, and the Tokyo Symphony Orchestra. Dr. French has performed with Leann Rimes, Marvin Hamlisch, Neal Sadaka, The Celtic Women, and performed on Garrison Keillor’s, "A Prairie Home Companion." Along with tuba, Dr. French is an accomplished bass trombone player. He has toured with The Jimmy Dorsey Big Band, the Nebraska Jazz Orchestra, and the Broadway touring show, “Rag Time.”


Dr. French received his Doctor of Music from Indiana University Jacobs School of Music. He also holds a Master of Music from Indiana University and a Bachelor of Music from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Dr. French’s teachers include Daniel Perantoni, Anthony Kniffen, Craig Fuller, Scott Anderson, David Jacobsen, and Thomas McGrady.