Kyle Gullings

Kyle Gullings

Title: Associate Professor of Music
Department: Music
Building: FAC 2220 (Center for the Musical Arts)
Phone: 903.566.7388


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


Dr. 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) 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 Director of the School of Performing Arts and Associate Professor of Music. He is a co-author of a forthcoming revision of, a free, online music theory textbook website. His collection of over 100 theory assignments, Open Educational Resources for Undergraduate Music Theory, is 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 B.M. in Theory/Composition from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN. He enjoys running, homebrewing, playing Nintendo, and spending time with his wife Terra and their dogs Ollie and Buddy. Learn more at