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Resume for Franklin J. Rudolph, Ph.D.

5 Eastbrook Drive, Nashua, NH 03060

201-FRUDOLF or 603-689-5366


Ph.D., cum laude, Engineering at the University of N.H.  Dissertation involved a neural network based robot path planner. 

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.

Tulane University, math major, music minor.

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 Nashua, NH*

2002 – present: Violin instructor at Nashua Community School of Music in Nashua, NH*

October, 2002: Fiddler for the “Patti Page 5”, backing up Patti Page during her NH tour*.

September 11, 2002:    Concertmaster, Nashua performance of Mozart's Requiem for the “Rolling Requiem”.

2000 – 2004: Studying jazz violin with Paula Zeitlin, professor at Wellesley College.

1999 – present: Fiddle player for New Boston Fancy, a contradance band based in Southern NH*.

1998 – 1999:   Volunteer mentor for string students at Souhegan High School.

1998 – 1999:   Studied Classical Violin with Josef Kabat at Ted Herberts Music School.

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 in Gilford, NH.

1997                Fourth Place, Open Division, New England Regional Scottish Fiddle Contest,

      The Highland Games, Loon Mtn., NH.

1997                Third Place, Championship Division, Stark Fiddle Contest

1996                Summer session at Gaelic College, Baddeck, N.S. Trained with Cape Breton fiddlers,

      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 University of South Alabama, Mobile, Ala.

1968 – 1969    Principal Second Violinist of the Gulf Coast Symphony Orchestra*

1968 – 1969    Studied Violin at Tulane University with Ewing Poteet

1968 – 1969    Taught guitar and violin students privately in Mobile, AL and New Orleans, LA.

1967 – 1968    Concertmaster of Mobile Student Symphony Orchestra

1967                Assistant Concertmaster of the Alabama All State Music Festival Orchestra

1967                Concertmaster of the Auburn University Summer High School Music Festival Orchestra           

1967 – 1968    Studied Classical Guitar with Daniel Creagan, S.J., Spring Hill College, Mobile, Ala.

1964 – 1968    First violin section, Mobile Student Symphony Orchestra

1964 – 1968    Concertmaster of Davidson High School Orchestra

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.

      Creating an audio-CD-based curriculum for a violin method using traditional and classical music and
      public domain string methods of the masters (Bang, Wohlfahrt, Kreutzer, etc.)