VSA Musician Spotlight: Vic Franks, tenor

[San Juan Silver Stage | August 2020 | Stacey Ryan, for Valley Symphony Assoc.]  

Boulder native Vic Franks started singing at Burbank Junior High School and Fairview High School. He sang with the Boulder Chorale community choir after high school and has been part of large choirs, as well as madrigal and show choirs.

He worked his way through CU over the course of 20 years. “Yes, 20 years! I was a professional student, amassing about twice the credit hours needed for my bachelor’s degree.” He holds double majors in marketing and management and a minor in political science.

Vic moved to Paonia in 2001 and joined the Grand Mesa Singers, which became the VSA chorus when it merged under the VSA umbrella in 2002. He has taken occasional breaks from the tenor section, notably in 2010, when he “…was too sad to sing the Christmas concert after losing my mother, especially since her birthday was Christmas Day.”

He worked for a grocery chain for 28 years and dabbled in politics as a candidate for state representative in Boulder and later briefly on the Western Slope.

In 2007, he became a transportation security officer with TSA at the Montrose Airport. He likes to run, bike, lift weights, cook, and bake, and plans, “…after talking about it for 30 years—not being one to rush into anything—to be an entrepreneur making cologne and perfume.”

“I love my friends in the VSA. There is so much talent—a wide range—yet all are welcome. We both learn and make better music, and thoroughly enjoy our time together!”

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Meet the Musicians

Nick Carozza, Oboe. Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Vivian Cheney, Violin. Valley Symphony Orchestra.

Vic Franks, Tenor, Valley Symphony Chorus.

Chris Munday, Alto, Valley Symphony Chorus.

About the Valley Symphony Association

The power of music to bind generations. Since 1970, the Valley Symphony Association orchestra and chorus has culturally enriched the community and its members by bringing together some of the best volunteer musicians from the North Fork and Uncompahgre Valleys to discover and present works of great composers, past and present. Performance styles range from classical orchestral to upbeat pop, from purely instrumental to a combination of orchestra and chorus. Please consider donating to help make the music possible. [DONATE]