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Arthur Frackenpohl (*1924)


Arthur Frackenpohl

Arthur Frackenpohl is an American composer, born in New Jersey in 1924. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BA, MA) and McGill University (DM), and studied composition at Tanglewood in 1948 with Darius Milhaud and with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau in 1950, and was awarded there the First Prize in Composition. Joined the faculty of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam in 1949. From 1961 until his retirement was Professor of Music, and has received the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1982.

He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships for composition, including from the Ford Foundation in 1959-60.

Arthur Frackenpohl has published over 250 instrumental and choral works, arrangements, various recordings and a textbook (Harmonization at the Piano).


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