Nils Franke is Dean of Higher Education at University Centre Colchester. Nils has academic, administrative and financial oversight of all Schools in University Centre Colchester and is responsible for the strategic planning of its higher education provision.
He has worked in the university sector since 1999, teaching and supervising Bachelor and Masters students in piano performance, instrumental pedagogy, music history and dissertation studies. Nils was the recipient of scholarships and awards at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the University of Reading and the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Nils’ background in musical performance and performance pedagogy has informed much of his published and institutional work. Most of Nils’ academic research focuses on the pedagogical practices of pianist-composers between the 1780s and 1920s.