Frank Bianchi

Director, BW Men's Chorus

The year 2022 marks Mr. Bianchi’s 46th year in music education. After retiring from a successful 30-year career in public education, Frank continues to be active as a free-lance choral clinician, choral conductor, lecturer, and adjudicator at both the collegiate and high school levels. He has conducted honors, district, regional, and all-state choirs throughout Ohio, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan, California, Florida, and Pennsylvania and has lectured and presented workshops at several colleges and universities on a variety of vocal, choral, and motivational topics for both music education students and music educators.

For seven seasons, Mr. Bianchi conducted the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Chorus. In addition to his work with the Youth Chorus, Mr. Bianchi served for one season as assistant director of the Cleveland Orchestra Chorus and one season as assistant to Robert Porco in preparing the chorus for various orchestral, holiday and Blossom Festival performances.

He is a past recipient of the Outstanding Music Educator of the Year Award given annually by the State of Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA) and currently serves on the Board of the Intercollegiate Male Choruses of America (IMC). He is also a member of the American Choral Directors Association and the Ohio Music Education Association.

At Baldwin Wallace University, Mr. Bianchi conducts and is the founding director of, the 100-voice Baldwin Wallace Men’s Chorus, now entering its sixteenth season. The group is nationally recognized for its uniqueness in including college and conservatory students, faculty, professional musicians, community members, and especially music educators. The BW Men’s Chorus is part of the Baldwin Wallace Community Arts School and serves both Baldwin Wallace University as a credited ensemble and the Greater Cleveland/Akron area. Educators enrolled in the ensemble can opt to receive CEU credit.

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In addition to his education and choral work, Mr. Bianchi works throughout Northeast Ohio as an accompanist and organist/pianist for several churches. He currently is the organist at Bethesda on the Bay Lutheran Church in Bay Village, Ohio.

A life-long Clevelander, born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Mr. Bianchi has been inducted into the John Marshall High School Hall of Fame, his alma mater. Frank completed his undergraduate studies at Cleveland State University and his graduate work at The Cleveland Institute of Music.

He currently resides in Middleburg Heights, Ohio with his canine ‘shadow’ and ‘best buddy’, Charlie. He can be contacted at