Frank Church, associate professor emeritus of music

Frank Church, associate professor emeritus of music who worked for the College for 35 years, passed away in California in February, 2018.

Frank joined Connecticut College in 1969 as assistant professor of music, a tenure-track position. He attained tenure in 1975, and served from 1975 until his retirement in 2004 as associate professor of music.

Frank earned an associate’s degree from Graceland College, a bachelor’s degree from Oberlin College, and a master’s degree and master of musical arts degree, both from Yale University School of Music. His master’s essay for his MMA was titled, “A Study of Left Hand Technique on the Violoncello.”

Prior to joining Connecticut College, Frank served as a Sergeant in the United States Army from 1959 to 1961, and was a member of the 7th Army Symphony Orchestra. He also was a cellist with the Kansas City Philharmonic and the New Haven Symphony, and he taught cello in Missouri and North Carolina.

Throughout his years at the College, Frank taught music theory and cello, coached the chamber music ensemble, and performed frequently on campus. He and his wife, Margaret, had close ties to many friends on campus and in the local community.