Frank T. Elliott has been a member of the teaching faculty at Norfolk State University for over ten years. He brings an array of talents stemming from his diverse background and education. Mr. Elliott received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from NSU in 1985 and worked in banking for over twenty years serving as Branch Manager, Loan Officer, and Homebuyer Education Facilitator. While pursuing a banking career, he established and maintained a reputation in the Hampton Roads area as an accompanist, organist, choir director, private music instructor, and music workshop facilitator. Mr. Elliott received his Master of Music Education degree in 2004 from NSU. He is currently enrolled in the D.M.A. Music Education program at Boston University and has completed 50 hours of accelerated course work within a 24 month period. He is also Director of the NSU Vocal Jazz Ensemble, now in its third season. Most recently, Mr. Elliott was appointed Coordinator of Secondary Piano and serves the larger campus community as a member of the Quality Enhancement Plan Committee, exploring innovations in teaching and learning. He is a member of the Community of Inquiry on Self-Regulated Learning and serves as a mentor for the Breakfast Club initiative sponsored by the Office of First Year Experience/Access. Mr. Elliott is the Treasurer of the Board for the Norfolk Chamber Consort and Vice President of the local branch of the National Association of Negro Musicians. He has served as Music Director for the historic Third Baptist Church in Portsmouth, Virginia for 13 years and continues to provide private music instruction from his home studio.