Education: BSSE Music Ed. ODU, Certificate, Bordeaux Conservatory
Frank C. Garcia, a native of Durango, Colorado is the Chair of the Visual and Performing Arts Academy and the Salem High School Fine Arts Departments and Director of Instrumental Music at the Visual and Performing Arts Academy at Salem High School in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Mr. Garcia is a graduate of Old Dominion University where he was a saxophone student of Dennis Zeisler.
Following his studies at ODU, Mr. Garcia did advanced work at the Bordeaux Conservatory in France, where he was a student of Jean Marie Londeix. Mr. Garcia’s ensembles have appeared at the FedEx Orange Bowl, The Indy 500 Parade and Race, Carnegie Hall, The Lincoln Center and the Kennedy Center. Mr. Garcia has been on the staff at The National Music Camp at Interlochen and on the faculties of Old Dominion University, Tidewater Community College and Blue Lake Fine Arts Camp.
Mr. Garcia performs regularly as a member of the Virginia Wind Symphony and has been a member of the Virginia Saxophone Quartet and L’Ensemble International d’Saxophone. Mr. Garcia’s special training includes the Jazz at Lincoln Center National Band Directors Institute with Wynton Marsalis, L’Centre d’Arts d’Orford, Quebec, Canada and the National Music Camp at Interlochen. Mr. Garcia is Salem High School's “Teacher of the Year” and has been designated as a VBCPS “Distinguished Educator” . Mr. Garcia has been named a "Nobel Educator of Distinction" and is listed in “Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers,” “Who’s Who in America” and has been awarded the prestigious “ALLI” Award by the Cultural Alliance of Greater Hampton Roads for his significant contributions to Cultural Arts. Mr. Garcia has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Bay Youth Orchestras of Virginia (BYSO) and as District Instrumental Representative for the Virginia Band and Orchestra Directors Association and District Chairman for the Virginia Music Educators Association. Mr. Garcia resides in Norfolk, Virginia with his wife Sharon.