Resume for Franklin J. Rudolph, Ph.D.
201-FRUDOLF or 603-689-5366
Ph.D., cum laude, Engineering at the
M.S. program in Computer Science at The University of N. H., studying parallel computers in A.I. and robotics.
B.S. in Mechanical Engineering (cum laude) at The University of South Alabama, minored in Electrical Engineering and Music.
Musical Training and Experience:
2009 – present: Studied classical violin with Beth Welty
2007 – present: Violinist with Nashua Chamber Orchestra*
2005 – present: Member of folk duo, "Fine Folk"*
2002 – present:
Private Violin/Fiddle instructor in
2002 – present:
Violin instructor at Nashua Community School of Music in
October, 2002: Fiddler for the “Patti Page 5”, backing up Patti Page during her NH tour*.
2000 – 2004: Studying
jazz violin with Paula Zeitlin, professor at
1999 – present:
Fiddle player for New Boston Fancy, a contradance band based in
1998 – 1999:
Volunteer mentor for string students at
1998 – 1999: Studied Classical Violin with Josef Kabat at
1998 Summer session at the Augusta Music Heritage Festival, Bluegrass Week.
Trained under Nashville Recording artist, Barbara Lamb.
1997 – 98 Taught violin/fiddle lessons privately
1997 Fourth Place, Open Division, New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Contest,
The Highland Games, Loon Mtn., NH.
1996 Summer session at
Buddy MacMaster and Sandy McIntyre.
1986 Third place, Portsmouth Fiddle Contest
1982 - present: Participated in numerous fiddle contests and played in numerous contradance bands,
traditional sessions, and as a cabaret performer both as professional and volunteer musician.*
1982 Third chair, First Violin Section, NH Philharmonic Orchestra
1974 – 1976 Studied Classical Guitar at the
1968 – 1969 Principal Second Violinist of the
1968 – 1969 Studied Violin at
1968 – 1969 Taught guitar and violin students privately
1967 – 1968 Concertmaster of
1967 Assistant Concertmaster of the
1967 Concertmaster of the
1967 – 1968 Studied Classical Guitar with Daniel
1964 – 1968 First violin section, Mobile Student Symphony Orchestra
1964 – 1968 Concertmaster of
1960 - 1968 Public school training in classical violin.
Studied privately with Harry Thomson, Concertmaster of Mobile Symphony Orchestra.
1963 Second violin section, Mobile Student Symphony Orchestra
* - indicates paid professional positions.
Current Projects in Progress:
Bach Double Violin Concerto –
arranging “a non-traditional” version, and producing an instructional
interactive CD version.
Bach Unaccompanied Sonatas and Partitas.
Tartini's “Devil's Trill” Sonata.
audio-CD-based curriculum for a violin method using traditional and classical
public domain string methods of the masters (Bang, Wohlfahrt, Kreutzer, etc.)