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Flint Angeroth Franks, trumpet

A passion for teaching and music performance

Eric Angeroth Franks, known by most as Flint, is a trumpeter and music educator based in Des Moines, IA. Currently, he serves as Assistant Professor of Music at Simpson College, in Indianola, IA, where he teaches trumpet and leads the jazz program. 


Originally from Pleasant Hill, IA, Flint knew early on that he wanted to follow his passions of music and education. Having graduated from Luther College in 2015 with a degree in music education, Flint has built a career that allows him to share those passions with students and audiences through performance and teaching. 

Flint's musical journey has taken him around the world from the various regions in the U.S. to countries such as Brazil, China, Austria and Serbia. He's given numerous masterclasses, clinics and solo recitals at high schools and universities, as well performances with ensembles like the brass group Hot Horns and the Tallahassee Symphony Orchestra. 

Along the way, Flint has completed additional studies at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (M.M. in Trumpet Performance '19) and at Florida State University (D.M. in Brass Performance '23). His main teachers include Dr. Richard Tirk,   Dr. Brent Dodson, Dr. John Cord, Prof. Mark Clodfelter, and Dr. Christopher Moore.

For more information on Flint journey, please check out his bio and CV! 





For Beginners Through Emerging Professionals

As an experienced musician, Flint Angeroth Franks is able to offer  private trumpet and beginning brass lessons. Whether you are beginning to learn the trumpet at any age or if you are looking to move to the next level in your playing, you can count on Flint Angeroth Franks to help you find success at any and every level.

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A Distinctive Sound

With an ability to bring a distinctive sound to every project he works on, you’ll love working with Flint Angeroth Franks. If you’re looking for a professional collaborator as part of your live performances or for a recording session, feel free to be in touch.

In-depth Workshops in Classical, Jazz, and

Marching Groups 

As an experienced educator, Flint Angeroth Franks is able to offer clients a wide range of services, including educational clinics and adjudication. Whether it is a concert band, a 200 person marching ensemble, or a jazz combo, Flint can help your students find success. Feel free to be in touch to schedule a clinic for your music ensemble.

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