Arthur Frackenpohl

(1924– )

Arthur Frackenpohl received his B.A. with distinction from the Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester, his M.A. from Eastman and his Mus.Doc. from McGill University, in Montreal. He has studied with Darius Milhaud at Tanglewood and Nadia Boulanger in Fontainebleau, France where he was awarded First Prize in Composition.

He has received annual ASCAP awards since 1964 and SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1982. He has published over 250 instrumental and choral compositions and arrangements, various recordings and one book, Harmonization at the Piano for keyboard harmony text. Dr. Frackenpohl has also received grants from the Ford Foundation and the SUNY Research Foundation.

Dr. Frackenpohl is a retired faculty member of the Crane School of Music and achieved the title of Professor Emeritus in 1985. He and his wife, Mary Ellen, have four grown children.