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Equal parts performer, teacher, and composer, Erik Franklin balances his time sharing music on the stage and off. Franklin has given hundreds of concerts in nearly all fifty states, performing concerts in venues from veterans’ homes to Carnegie Hall. He enjoys performing chamber music with Baltimore’s Ann Street Trio and his award-winning ensemble, the Novacane Quartet.

Franklin believes wholeheartedly in the vitality of music education. He is an adjunct professor of clarinet at Towson University and serves on the faculty of the Peabody Preparatory in Baltimore, MD. Every summer, Franklin directs the Indiana Clarinet Experience, a week-long arts camp for young clarinetists in Indiana focused on musicianship, chamber music, and music appreciation.

Franklin holds a B.M. in Clarinet from Furman University. He is continuing to pursue a doctorate from the world-renowned Indiana University Jacobs School of Music, studying with Professor Howard Klug. A South Carolina native, Franklin lives in Baltimore, MD. He is happily involved in the vibrant Upper Fell’s Point community, where he enjoys hosting concerts in his home, drinking coffee, reading books, and nursing his ice cream addiction.