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Dr. Rebekah Franklin
Dr. Rebekah Franklin

Dr. Rebekah Franklin

Adjunct, Division of Music
Music History and Fine Arts

Curriculum Vitae


Dr. Rebekah Franklin is an adjunct professor of music history and director of the Bison Baroque ensemble at Oklahoma Baptist University. She earned a Ph.D. in Musicology, M.M. in Historical Musicology, and an Early Music Pedagogy Certificate from Florida State University. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.M. in Cello Performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. Franklin is passionate about early music, whether digging through musicological archives or performing on Baroque cello. Her current research explores J. S. Bach’s Passions in twenty-first century American festival contexts, and how performing these works creates spaces of community within which performers and audience members can engage with the works’ potentially polarizing religious topics. In another current research project, she examines the performance history of the Bach cantatas in Great Britain and the United States. Franklin currently serves as the Social Media Editor for the American Bach Society and the Editor of Bach Notes, the Society’s newsletter. As a musicologist and cellist, she engages with historical and ethnographic research, music history pedagogy, and cello pedagogy.


  • Ph.D., Musicology, Florida State University, 2021
  • Early Music Pedagogy Certificate, Florida State University, 2020
  • M.M., Historical Musicology, Florida State University, 2017
  • B.M., Cello Performance, Wheaton College Conservatory of Music, 2015

Subjects Taught

  • Music History
  • Fine Arts

Professional Memberships

  • The American Musicological Society
  • Society for Christian Scholarship in Music
  • The American Bach Society
  • Society for American Music
  • The Society for Eighteenth-Century Music