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Dr. Chantal Frankenbach
Ph.D., UC Davis
(916) 278-7980 • Email
Office: Capistrano 127

Courses/Areas Taught
  • Intro to Graduate Studies
  • Music Appreciation
  • Music History
  • Music Literature

Professor Chantal Frankenbach

Chantal Frankenbach

Chantal Frankenbach is a historical musicologist who specializes in European music criticism and perceptions of dance music in the western musical canon. She has published in The Journal of Musicology and Dance Chronicle, and has contributed chapters to Rethinking Hanslick: Music, Formalism, and Expression (University of Rochester Press) and Music in Eighteenth-Century Culture (Steglein Press). Frankenbach is currently researching the 1909-11 tours of the United States by dancer Isadora Duncan and conductor of the New York Symphony, Walter Damrosch.

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, the Mabelle McLeod Lewis Grant in Aid of Scholarship, and most recently, a New York Public Library Fellowship.

Before joining the faculty at Sacramento State, Frankenbach taught at UC Davis and Mills College. She currently teaches Music 110 (Research in Music History), Music 18 (Music Appreciation), Music 201 (Intro to Grad Studies), and Music 206 (graduate seminars on the topics of Haydn and the Classical Style, Music and Modernism, 19th-Century Virtuosity, and Collaborations of Music and Dance).

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