OBU announced the hiring of Dr. Mark Franklin as assistant professor of music, piano. Franklin comes to OBU from Florida State University, officially joining the faculty in July ahead of the fall 2021 semester.
He earned a Bachelor of Music in piano performance from Wheaton College Conservatory of Music. He then earned a Master of Music and Doctor of Music, both in piano performance, from Florida State University, where he taught piano as a graduate teaching assistant. His doctoral work included specialized studies in music theory pedagogy.
OBU Provost Dr. Susan DeWoody is excited for Franklin to join the music faculty and for the skills, knowledge and experience he brings to the position.
“Dr. Franklin has pursued excellence in piano performance from his undergraduate career at Wheaton College Conservatory of Music through the terminal degree at Florida State University,” OBU Provost Dr. Susan DeWoody said. “He is passionate about promoting music and the arts to cultivate the next generation of musicians and listeners. We are confident Dr. Franklin will complement our excellent team of faculty in the Warren M. Angell School of Visual and Performing Arts at OBU.”