Robert J. Frank, D.M.A.
Associate Professor of Composition and Theory
Office Phone: (214) 768-2142
Please select one of the following:
- Student Information (Course syllabi, Downloadable Assignments and Examples, etc.)
- Faculty Information (Faculty Senate, Committee Information, C.V., etc.)
- Links to Others Resources (My research work with Performer Adaptive Scores, Temporal Elements in Music, etc.)
- Fall 2012 Emerging Sounds Concert: New Works by SMU Student Composers
- Fall 2011 Emerging Sounds Concert: New Works by SMU Student Composers
- Spring 2011 Emerging Sounds Concert: New Works by SMU Student Composers
- 2010 Emerging Sounds Concert: new Works by SMU Student Composers
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Information for Students
Spring 2014 Courses and Syllabi:
- Undergraduate Private Composition: individual lessons T.B.A. and required weekly seminar: F 1:00 - 1:50 PM Room 2020
- Graduate Private Composition: individual lessons T.B.A. and required weekly seminar: F 1:00 - 1:50 PM Room 2020
- MUTH 5360 Advanced Orchestration. T R 11:00AM-12:20PM, Room 2020.
For a schedule of Final Exams and other academic information: click here for the SMU Registrar's Page
All new undergraduate students should read the following from the SMU Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center on the differences between high school and college studies.
Special Course Information/Assignments/Links:
- Theory Classes Using the Frank/Metz text:On-line drill-and-practice and self-review exercises for Fundamentals for the Aspiring Musician
- All Music students now recommended to have Finale notation software on their MacBooks. If you are a continuing student and wish to download the Finale file reader, here is the link to that free download:Free download for Finale Reader Software
- MUTH 1129, 1229, 2129, 2229: All Aural Skills Sections:Log onto Blackboard for worksheets and soundfiles for Melodic and Harmonic Dictation Exercises
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you are listening to soundfiles on a laptop computer or system with small, non-music quality speakers, you may have great difficulty hearing low/bass parts due to the limited speaker range of those systems!!! Use high quality headphones to hear all parts equally!
Notation Standards and Printer Setup:
- Music Publishers Association of the United States - Recommended Editorial Standards for Choral Publications
- MOLA - Music Preparation Guidelines for Orchestral Music
- Composition Faculty or Students wishing to print using the Ricoh 11x17 printer in my office:Click here for setup instructions and user hints and tips.
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Information for Faculty and Professionals
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Local Time and Temperature in Dallas, TX:
- SMU Department of Music Theory Web Site
- Performer Adaptive Scores (Free download. A user-friendly composition and performance system for interactive computer-live performer compositions.)
- Brixton Publications, publisher of many of my chamber compositions: http://www.brixtonpublications.com/
- Temporal Elements Information Site (Papers, videos, and podcasts about my research in cognative analytical methods for temporal analysis of music)
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