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ARTHUR FRACKENPOHL was born in New Jersey in 1924. He holds degrees from the Eastman School of Music (BA, MA) and McGill University (DM). He also studied composition at Tanglewood in 1948 with Darius Milhaud and with Nadia Boulanger at Fontainebleau in 1950, where he was awarded the First Prize in Composition.

In 1949 Dr. Frackenpohl joined the faculty of the Crane School of Music at the State University of New York at Potsdam. From 1961 until his recent retirement, he served there as Professor of Music and Coordinator of Keyboard courses, receiving the SUNY Chancellorís Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1982.

He has been awarded numerous grants and fellowships for composition over the years, including one from the Ford Foundation in 1959-60 to serve as composer-in-residence for the Hempstead (NY) Public Schools.

Frackenpohl has published over 250 instrumental and choral compositions and arrangements, various recordings and one book, "Harmonization at the Piano" for keyboard harmony text.

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Music by Arthur Frackenpohl available from TENUTO PUBLICATIONS:
494-00045     CHORALE AND CANON for Saxophone Quartet (SATB) ... 14.95
494-01622     THREE DANCES for Horn & Tuba ... 9.95

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Last updated July 17, 2015