Equal parts performer, teacher, and composer, Erik Franklin balances his time sharing music on the stage and off. Erik 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.
Erik believes wholeheartedly in the vitality of music education. He is Adjunct Professor of Clarinet at Towson University in Baltimore, previously serving as Interim Instructor of Woodwinds and Music History at the SC Governor’s School for the Arts and Humanities. Every summer, Erik directs the Indiana Clarinet Experience, a week-long arts camp for young clarinetists in Indiana focused on musicianship, chamber music, and music appreciation.
Erik 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, Erik 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. www.erikfranklin.net