Kyle Gullings

Kyle Gullings

Title: Associate Professor of Music
Department: Music
Building: FAC 2220 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Phone: 903.566.7478


  • Doctor of Music Arts, 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, 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 FestivalJohn Duffy Composers InstituteCapital Fringe FestivalCollege 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.

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