Dr. Matthew M. Franke

Visiting Assistant Professor
Department: Fine Arts
Office: 136 Olin Hall
Phone: 375-4959



Ph.D. in musicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2014

Research & Teaching Interests:

My scholarly work centers on French and Italian opera in the late nineteenth century, particularly the music of Jules Massenet, Giacomo Puccini, and Pietro Mascagni. I am also interested in Italian instrumental music from the generazione dell'ottanta (Casella, Malipiero, Pizzetti).

I am currently teaching diatonic harmony (MUSC 251), music history in the 18th and 19th centuries (MUSC 262), and global popular musics (INQ 271).

Scholarly Activities:

My dissertation research was partially supported by a grant from the Council for European Studies; I have presented work at national meetings of the American Musicological Society, the Society for American Music, etc.

Recently, I presented a paper at Translation in Music: An International Interdisciplinary Symposium (May 2014), and chapter meetings of the American Musicological Society (October 2014).

I have published book reviews in Notes: Quarterly Journal of the Music Library Association and the Indiana Theory Review, and have an article in the forthcoming volume, Massenet and the Mediterranean World.