Francy Acosta

Choir Director: Merit Music in Communities; Faculty: Voice


Case Western Reserve University, DMA, Early Music Performance
University of New Hampshire, MM, Voice
National Pedagogical University of Colombia, BM, Music Education
Professional Education License, State of Illinois, Music K-12
Graduate Research Grant, Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, CWRU
Colombia’s Ministry of Culture Scholarship, Graduate Studies, CWRU
Fulbright Scholarship, Graduate Studies, UNH


Francy Acosta is a singer and Music Educator based in the Chicago area. She initiated her activities as a performer and teacher in her native Bogotá (Colombia) and later went on to pursue graduate studies in the United States.

She has taught voice (solo & ensembles), general music, World & Latin American Music, and music history in Colombia and the US. With EnsAmble Ad-Hoc, a musical group of which she is co-founder and co-director, she performs European pre-classical repertoires as well as music from Colombia and other Latin American countries. Ad-Hoc’s latest collaborations include “A Mexican Christmas” with the Newberry Consort and a program of Spanish Renaissance with the Mignarda Ensemble.

Ms. Acosta has been a faculty member of Merit School of Music for the past ten years.

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Favorite Song:

“What a Wonderful World” by Bob Thiele & George Weiss, performed by Louis Armstrong, is one of the best pieces ever conceived.

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