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Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

Matthew Franke
Lecturer


Music History

Childers Hall, Room 3017
(202) 806-7089
matthew.franke@howard.edu

 


Dr. Matthew Franke is currently a Lecturer in Music and coordinator of the B.M. in Music History.

He received his B.A. in music from the University of Puget Sound (2007), and his M.A. (2009) and Ph.D. (2014) in musicology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Before coming to Howard, he taught music history, theory, and popular music appreciation at Roanoke College in Salem, Virginia.

Dr. Franke’s research focuses on French and Italian opera in the 1890s, with a particular focus on the Italian reception of Jules Massenet’s operas. His dissertation research (“The Impact of Jules Massenet’s Opera’s in Milan, 1893–1903”) was partially funded by a grant from the Council for European Studies. He has presented papers on a variety of topics at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, the International Congress on Medieval Studies, and the Biennial Conference on Nineteenth-Century Music, as well as at international conferences in Italy and the United Kingdom.

He recently published an article (“Massenet’s Italian Trip of 1894 and the Politics of Cultural Translation”) in the volume Massenet and the Mediterranean World (Bologna: Ut Orpheus Edizioni, 2015). He has reviewed books on opera for Notes: The Journal of the Music Library Association and the Indiana Theory Review.

He is a member of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, and the American Institute for Verdi Studies.

Dr. Franke currently teaches the following courses, as well as courses required for the B.M. in music history:

• Music Literature to 1600
• Music Literature of the Baroque and Classical Eras
• Music Literature of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries
• Fundamentals of Music
• Introduction to Music (non-music majors)

Additional information about Matthew Franke can be found here.

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