UT Tyler


Kyle Gullings

Title: Associate Professor of Music
Department: Music
Building: FAC 2220 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Email: kyle_gullings@uttyler.edu
Phone: 903.566.7478


  • Doctor of Music Art, The Catholic University of America
  • Master of Music, The Catholic University of America
  • Bachelor of Music, Concordia College


KYLE GULLINGS is a versatile, collaborative composer of stage, vocal, chamber, and orchestral works. His projects have traversed topics including environmental awareness, Sumerian legends, nuclear weaponry, mental illness, and copyright issues.

A 2011 and 2008 Regional Winner in the SCI/ASCAP Student Composition Competition, he has received national and regional performances through the Society of Composers, Inc., the College Music Society, the Kennedy Center’s Page to Stage Festival, the John Duffy Composers Institute, and the Capital Fringe Festival. He has been performed by Altra String Quartet and Chicago Miniaturist Ensemble, and commissioned by the Catholic University of America Women's Chorus.

Dr. Gullings has been actively engaged in post-secondary music education since 2006. An active member of College Music Society, Society of Composers, Inc., and New Music USA, he is continually developing new pedagogical materials and techniques for use in undergraduate theory and ear training courses.

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 masters degree. He holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Theory/Composition from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He joined the faculty of the University of Texas at Tyler in 2011.

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