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Full bio

Kyle Gullings is a versatile, collaborative composer of stage, vocal, and chamber works whose projects have traversed diverse social topics including space travel, nuclear weaponry, mortality, mental illness, and the American Dream. He has been recognized through the National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Composition Competition (1 of 3 National Finalists, 2010-2012) and the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition (two-time Regional Winner), and has been performed across the country through the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, John Duffy Composers Institute, Capital Fringe Festival, College Music Society, and Society of Composers, Inc.

Dr. Gullings joined the faculty of The University of Texas at Tyler in 2011, where he is currently an associate professor committed to improving and increasing access to undergraduate instruction in music theory and composition nationally. Chief among these efforts is his development of Open Educational Resources for Undergraduate Music Theory, a free and editable collection of over 100 assignments, projects, and other materials for the lower-division Music Theory sequence, published by the Journal of Music Theory Pedagogy.

Dr. Gullings completed his D.M.A. in Composition at The Catholic University of America, where he was also the first recipient of their unique Stage Music Emphasis master’s degree. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He enjoys homebrewing, playing Ultimate frisbee, and spending time with his wife Terra and their dogs Ollie and Buddy.

Learn more at www.kylegullings.com.


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Brief bio (100 words)

Kyle Gullings is a collaborative composer of stage, vocal, and chamber works addressing diverse social topics, including mental illness and the American Dream. He was a national finalist in the National Opera Association’s Chamber Opera Competition, and a two-time regional winner of SCI/ASCAP’s Student Composition Competition.

Dr. Gullings is associate professor at The University of Texas at Tyler, where he has worked since 2011 to increase access to undergraduate music instruction, chiefly through developing open educational resources. He holds a D.M.A. and M.M. in Composition from The Catholic University of America, and a B.M. in Theory/Composition from Concordia College.



Curriculum vitae (click to view)