In addition to becoming a new member of the YWCP music staff, Douglas Franks is also a vocal coach and accompanist in the Music Department at City College of San Francisco and is on the faculty of the San Francisco Girls Chorus. He holds a Master’s Degree in Organ Performance and is currently organist/accompanist at Hope Lutheran Church in San Mateo. He has worked and performed with various choral organizations throughout the Bay Area, including Ragazzi Boys Chorus and Masterworks Chorale, and has appeared in recital as solo organist. His hymn arrangements for organ have been published by Augsburg Fortress Press. Douglas has been active in the American Guild of Organists for many years and is the outgoing Chair of the Special Projects Committee of the San Francisco AGO Chapter. His reviews and other articles have appeared in AGO publications. He teaches piano and organ privately.