Chantal Frankenbach, music history • (916) 278-7980 • Send Email

Chantal Frankenbach is a historical musicologist who specializes in European music criticism and perceptions of dance music in the western musical canon. Other research interests include composer-choreographer collaborations, and the prose works of Richard Wagner. She recently contributed an article on Eduard Hanslick and the Viennese waltz to a volume titled Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression, published by the University of Rochester Press. Frankenbach is currently researching the critical reception of Isadora Duncan’s dancing to the music of Beethoven and she is writing a book about Wagner and Beethoven’s Seventh Symphony.

Frankenbach received a BA in dance from UC Irvine and a Masters and PhD in music from UC Davis. She is the recipient of numerous fellowships, including the UC Davis Chancellor’s Teaching Fellowship, the AMS 50 Fellowship, the UC Davis Humanities Institute Research Award, and the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Grant in Aid of Scholarship.

Before joining the faculty at Sacramento State, Frankenbach taught at UC Davis and Mills College. She currently teaches Music 10A-B (Survey of Music Literature), Music 110 (The Music of Stravinsky), Music 18 (Music Appreciation), Music 201 (Intro to Grad Studies), and graduate seminars on the topics of Haydn and the Classical Style, Music and Modernism, 19th-Century Virtuosity, and Collaborations of Music and Dance.