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About 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 Center’s Page to Stage Festival, John Duffy Composers InstituteCapital 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. He lives in Tyler, TX, with his wife Terra and their dogs Ollie and Buddy.


Present Associate Professor, University of Texas at Tyler

Curriculum Vitae

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Honors and Awards

  • National Finalist: 2012-2014 National Opera Association Chamber Opera Competition. One of three finalists nationwide, for the one-act opera "Oblivion", selections performed at NOA National Convention, Portland, OR - 2013
  • National Finalist: ASCAP/SCI Student Composition Commission for one-act opera, "Oblivion" - 2011
  • Selected Performance: New Voices @ CUA, a national vocal festival in Washington, D.C., for excerpts of one-act opera, "Oblivion" - 2010
  • National Finalist: ASCAP/SCI Student Composition Commission for art song, "in memoriam Hibakusha" - 2008
  • Composer Fellow: John Duffy Composers Institute, Virginia Arts Festival, Norfolk, VA. Excerpts from one-act musical "The Eden Diaries" selected for two-week workshop production with nationally-recognized composer/performer clinicians - 2007


  • MUSI3348: Composers Seminar
  • MUAPxx87: Composition
  • MUSI3342: Electronic Music
  • MUSI4342: Form and Analysis
  • MUSI2312: Music Theory IV
  • MUSI2311: Music Theory III
  • MUSI2312: Music Theory II
  • MUAP1311: Music Theory I


2011 D.M.A., The Catholic University of America
2007 M.M., The Catholic University of America ‐ Music
2005 B.M., Concordia College - Moorhead ‐ Music

Contact Information

Building: FAC 2220 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Phone: 903.566.7478

Research Works (1)

Presentations (8)