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Francis Osentowski (b. 1943) received his undergraduate
degree in music from the University of Nebraska
at Kearney, and his master's degree in music education
and doctor of musical arts degree in composition
from the University of North Texas. At UNT, he
studied composition with Martin Mailman and William
Latham, and electronic music with Merrill Ellis.
Postdoctoral work has included film composition
at Berklee College of Music, and music theory
on a Fulbright Fellowship at New York University.
Dr. Osentowski has composed works for a wide
variety of instrumental and vocal mediums, and
has written for video, theater, and television.
As an educator, he is active as a clinician and
adjudicator for student composers, and as a judge
for the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival
Singer/Songwriter Contest in Richardson, Texas.
Dr. Osentowski has been a professor of music for
more than 30 years at North Lake College in Irving,
Texas, where he serves as head of the music department.
Dr. Osentowski is married, and has a son, a daughter,
and two grandchildren.
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