Assistant Conductor of the Windsor Symphony Orchestra, Francisco Hernández Bolaños leads the Windsor Symphony Youth Orchestras and the Windsor Symphony Community Orchestra. He is also the musical lead for the WSO’s Education and Outreach programs, which bring music education programming into schools. Hailing from Mexico, Francisco was the Music Director of the State of Veracruz Youth Symphony Orchestra (OSJEV) and was the Assistant Conductor of the Arizona State University Orchestra, the Phoenix Youth Symphony Orchestras, and the School of Music at the University of Veracruz Symphony Orchestra. With a rapidly ascending career, Francisco appeared frequently as a guest conductor for orchestras all across Mexico, like the Aguascalientes Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra of the State of Querétaro, the University of Hidalgo Symphony Orchestra, the University of Guanajuato Symphony Orchestra, the Cancún Symphony Orchestra, amongst others. Francisco is passionate about sharing music with new audiences, and offered community outreach concerts with OSJEV and music appreciation workshops to help create a new generation of concert goers, in various states of Mexico. Graduating with Bachelor of Music (Honours) in piano performance and a Master of Music in conducting from the School of Music at the University of Veracruz, and having recently earned his Doctorate in Musical Arts in Orchestra and Opera Conducting from Arizona State University, Francisco is passionate about sharing music with new audiences. In addition to conducting, Francisco enjoys good coffee in the company of wonderful people, and reading a great book! Francisco enjoys food from different cultures, which keeps him on the lookout for new culinary experiences!