Rik Pfenninger

Rik PfenningerRik Pfenninger
Professor of Music

Phone: (603) 535-2311
E-mail: rikp@plymouth.edu


Rik Pfenninger teaches courses in jazz improvisation, woodwind methods, jazz history, business of music, and jazz arranging at Plymouth State University. As the music technology director, Pfenninger also oversees the Sound Synthesis Studio, where students can work with multi-track recording, multimedia, and film scoring. He directs the annual All New England Jazz Festival at PSU, which features two days of concerts, lectures, and clinics devoted to jazz performance. He is also the program director for the Silver Center concert series. Pfenninger has recorded and arranged seven jazz compilations and has presented at several state and national conferences.

Degrees and Education
  • DMA, Music Education and Jazz Studies, Temple University
  • MM, Woodwinds, University of Michigan
  • BME, Music Education and Jazz Studies, Eastman School of Music

Research Interests
  • Jazz studies
  • Music technology

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