Dr. Mary Frances Coleman

Dr. Mary Frances Coleman

Visiting Professor of Music Industry Assistant Professor

Office: RS 112
Phone: 843-661-1537
mcoleman@fmarion.edu

Dr. Fran Coleman is a professional soprano and voice teacher originally hailing from Richmond, VA. She holds a BM and MM in performance, as well as a BM in music education. In 2015, Fran also earned a Doctorate of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from Shenandoah Conservatory. Before moving to Florence, SC she sang regularly in the VA regional area with VA Opera, Aurora Opera, Washington National Chorus, Capitol Opera Raleigh, as well as with her wedding band and jazz quartet.

Fran is one of the founding artistic directors with Capitol Opera Richmond, and a deputy director with Classical Revolution RVA.

In addition to being a performer and advocate for the arts, Fran was also a small business owner. She owned a private voice studio in Midlothian, Songbird’s Studio, LLC. Most recently, Fran accepted a vocal position at Francis Marion University in Florence, SC. She is excited about the new chapter she is starting there.

Affordability

FMU has the lowest cost of attendance of any college in South Carolina, based on rankings from CollegeFactual.com.

Meaningful Academics

The liberal arts remain the foundation of a great education for all FMU students, but we’re developing high-caliber professional programs to meet the 21st century needs of both our students and our community.

The Right Size

No giant lecture halls here. We keep class sizes small and the crowds thin at FMU because that’s the environment that best facilitates learning. A 15:1 student-professor ratio, and right about 4,000 students sound like “just right” numbers to us.

Aesthetics

Students can walk our lovely, tree-lined campus in 20 minutes, but most take longer because in a place this pretty, you have to stop and enjoy nature’s beauty.

UNIVERSITY HONORS

Francis Marion University has been recognized for five straight years as a “Great College to Work For” Honor Roll university by the Chronicle for Higher Ed. More at http://www.chronicle.com/interactives/greatcolleges16

FMU is consistently ranked among the Best Regional University by U.S. News and World Report.

Francis Marion University is in ETC’s top 10 percent of university’s that have the most impact on graduate’s long-term career earnings. More at www.educatetocareer.com.

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PO Box 100547, Florence, SC 29502
Street Address:
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DISCRIMINATION POLICY

Francis Marion University follows all state, local, and federal laws banning discrimination in public institutions of higher learning. FMU adheres to all Title IX policies, and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status or any other protected category under applicable state, local, or federal law. General questions regarding Title IX can be directed to the Office of Civil Rights (www.ed.gov/ocr). Specific questions may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator (titleixcoordinator@fmarion.edu) or the University’s Human Resources Office.

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