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Dr. Frank Riddick

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Dr. Frank Riddick

Assistant Professor of Music (Music Theory)

Office: Catlett Music Center 127 I

Frank Riddick, Visiting Assistant Professor of Music Theory, received degrees in composition and theory from California State University at Fullerton and his Ph.D. in theory from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He has held teaching appointments at Northern Arizona University, the University of Colorado, and Oklahoma City University. Prof. Riddick's primary research interests include the analysis of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth music, especially works of Zemlinsky. His work focuses on tonal ambiguity, associative motivic relationships, and the use of allusion and symbolism. Other interests include progressive tendencies in the choral and piano works of Brahms and "diatonic serialism" in the music of Arvo Pärt. Prof. Riddick has presented papers at conferences throughout the United States, and has been a faculty consultant for the Advanced Placement Examination in Music Theory.

  • PhD (Music Theory) - University of Colorado - Boulder
  • MM (Theory-Composition) - California State University - Fullerton
  • BM (Composition) - California State University - Fullerton