A native South Carolinian, Frances M. Webb earned a bachelor’s degree in piano pedagogy from Coker College. She then spent two years at Indiana University studying with Sidney Foster and completed a master’s degree in piano performance. Seeking a career as a collegiate piano instructor, she accepted a position with Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas. There she taught applied piano and piano literature. She was one of the founders of the Young Pianist Competition held each spring at the university. Her performance speciality was accompanying both faculty and students. During her time in San Marcos, she was organist and music director for St. Mark’s Episcopal Church. In her retirement she serves as substitute organist for area churches and accompanies the Columbia Choral Society.