Frances Drost is an award-winning singer/songwriter, pianist and concert artist who began her own company, “Musical Creations” as a way to encourage people on their journey through life. Take years of life experiences distilled into “three-minute messages” of lyric and melody, interwoven with story-telling in between and you get the unique ministry of singer/songwriter Frances Drost.
As both a singer and songwriter, Frances has a unique way of presenting real-life experiences and meaningful messages that are gently woven throughout her music.
NEW Christmas album release charts on Billboard!
In 2022, Frances joined with Kirstin Myers (oboe) to create a very special Christmas album titled Midwinter’s Gift.
It all started when Kirstin was baking Christmas cookies the day after Christmas in 2021. Somehow, the cookies inspired the idea for a Christmas album! Midwinter’s Gift is the first recording project as Double Keyed—an instrumental piano/oboe/English horn project with classic Christmas songs arranged and produced by Nashville’s own Phillip Keveren.
Since Double Keyed initially connected because of Frances’s Portraits of White Winter Concert, Kirstin and Frances felt it would be appropriate to make their first album a collection of favorite Christmas tunes!
On Tuesday, November 15, 2022, Midwinter’s Gift charted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Chart!
Frances Drost’s Experience
Having served for a total of over 16 years on staff as the Director of Worship at various churches, Frances brings that experience into her worship leading and concert artistry at conferences and churches around the world. Beyond opportunities in the United States, she has traveled to Latvia, Estonia, Germany and Thailand to share music with others.
As a worship leader and concert artist, Frances has shared many platforms with well-known author and Women of Faith speaker, Carol Kent. She has also shared the stage with Kay Arthur, Dee Brestin, Ruth Graham, Margaret Feinberg, Bonnie Keen, and Ellie Lofaro. Frances has also been featured as a guest on the Chris Fabry Live Radio Show.
Midwinter’s Gift (Instrumental Christmas 2022) (Co-produced with Kirstin Myers, oboe/English horn)
Sunrise Meditations (Instrumental with nature sounds 2020)
Portraits of White (DVD 2020)
Santa Bought A Harley (Christmas Single 2020)
Brand New Me (2016)
* Portraits of White (Christmas album 2013)
Windy Hill Road (Solo piano 2011)
Hand Painted (Instrumental Worship 2010)
Inside Things (2008)
I Still Believe (2004)
My Refuge (2001)
Under The Big Blue Sky (2000)
* In 2014, “Portraits of White” turned into more than just a CD project when it became a beautiful piano/orchestral winter concert featuring a mix of songs from her winter album and beloved holiday favorites. The musical extravaganza also features other talented local musicians. People call it “the highlight of their holiday”.
Songs of Love
Frances is also a songwriter for Songs Of Love – a nonprofit organization that connects songwriters with terminally ill children. She has composed and recorded hundreds of songs for the families with their child as the star of the song.
On November 15, 2022, Midwinter’s Gift (Frances Drost and Kirstin Myers Double Keyed piano-oboe new Christmas album) charted at No. 13 on Billboard’s Classical Crossover Album charts.
Frances’ song “Inside Things” won Audience Pick in Round Seventeen of the Global Rising Song Competition in 2021. Global Rising Song is the world’s first crowdfunding songwriting competition where anyone, anywhere in the world can submit a video of their original song, and their fans cast votes for them. Music industry judges also select one song as a winner, based on the quality of the songwriting.
Frances was the winner of the 2009 Momentum Award for “Female Artist Of The Year” and was also nominated for “Inspirational Artist Of The Year” at the 2009 Momentum Awards ceremony in Nashville, TN.
When Frances isn’t writing and performing music, you might see her riding her motorcycle—following behind her husband, working in her garden or playing with her cats.