Kyle Gullings

Kyle Gullings is a versatile, collaborative composer of stage, vocal, and chamber works whose projects have traversed topics including environmental awareness, Sumerian legends, nuclear weaponry, mental illness, and copyright issues. 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 Centerís Page to Stage Festival, John Duffy Composers Institute, Capital Fringe Festival, College Music Society, and Society of Composers, Inc. He has been commissioned by baritone Charlie Hyland and by the Catholic University of America Women's Chorus and has been performed by Altra String Quartet and Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble.

Dr. Gullings joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Tyler in 2011, where he is committed to improving undergraduate instruction in music theory and composition nationally. 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.

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Three Macabre Songs - III. The Conqueror Worm
Commissioned and premiered by Charlie Hyland, baritone
A Happy Routine
Premiered by the University of Texas at Tyler Guitar Ensemble, Dr. Ron Sherrod, Director
Jazz Etude
Premiered by Dr. Ben Redwine and Dr. Michael Thrasher
Premiered by Austin "Boomer" Tackett and Sarah Reese