Franklin Madsen

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Franklin Madsen
Franklin Madsen was born on September 28, 1887 in Provo, Utah. He graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor's Degree in 1925 and a Master's Degree in 1926. He received a Bachelor's, a Master's and a Ph.D. from the Chicago Music College, and in 1933 was awarded honorary doctoral degrees from the Boguslawski and Chicago Colleges of Music.

Madsen was a member of the BYU School of Music Faculty from 1919-1952. Both he and his wife, Florence Jepperson Madsen, had a large impact on the students that they were able to teach and lead in choirs.

He was a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and served as a missionary in Denmark and Norway. He was the supervisor of music in the Jordan and Nebo School Districts and taught high school music.

At the dedication of the Harris Fine Arts Center, a recital hall was named in honor of Franklin and his wife.


  • Special Program for Naming of Areas, Franklin S. Harris Fine Arts Center. Tuesday, November 23, 1965 at Brigham Young University, Provo, UT 84602.

Additional Information

  • Waterstradt, Jean Anne, ed., They Glady Taught: Ten BYU Professors, Brigham Young University and the Emeritus Club, 1987, volume II, pp. 98-137.
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