Department of Humanities
Francis Scully shares his passion for music in a variety of educational roles. As Assistant Professor of Music at University of Holy Cross, he teaches courses in music appreciation, film, and the history of Rock. He has also conducted the Louisiana Philharmonic on numerous occasions, including their “Band Together” educational series. Scully is also the founder and music director of New Orleans-based chamber orchestra New Resonance Orchestra. The ensemble collaborates with theater, dance, literary, and visual artists to create interdisciplinary performances which relate the emotions of classical music directly to the lives of the audience. Praised by the N.O. Times-Picayune as a “forward-looking chamber orchestra,” this award-winning ensemble invigorates the classical music community in New Orleans and demonstrates the relevance of classical music in today’s world. He holds an M.M. in Conducting from Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Gustav Meier and Markand Thakar.