A member of the William Ferris Chorale since 2013, Frank Villella also regularly performs with Schola Antiqua of Chicago and The Rookery. He is a twenty-year veteran of the Chicago Symphony Chorus, where he served as a section leader and appeared on numerous recordings on Deutsche Grammophon, London, Erato, Teldec, Nonesuch, American Gramaphone, and CSO Resound, including two Grammy Award winners: Wagner’s Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg conducted by Sir Georg Solti and Verdi’s Requiem conducted by Riccardo Muti.

Frank is director of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra's Rosenthal Archives, president of the board of directors for the Collaborative Arts Institute of Chicago, and a board member of International Music Foundation. He also has served on the board of governors of the Chicago chapter of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences and the board of directors of the Chicago Gay Men’s Chorus.