Professor ~Vocalist ~ Speaker ~ Author ~ Clinician
Location: Berea, KY
Dr. Kathy Bullock is a Professor of Music at Berea College, Berea, Kentucky where she has worked for the past twenty-three years. She has earned a Ph.D. and M.A. in Music Theory from Washington University in St. Louis, MO, and a B.A. in Music from Brandeis University, MA.
At Berea College, Dr. Bullock teaches Music Theory, African-American Music, Ethnomusicology, General Studies courses, directs the Black Music Ensemble, (an eighty-voice choir that specializes in performance of African-American sacred music) and works as a staff accompanist. She has served as the department chair and works dilengtly in other administrative capacities in the college. Additionally, Dr. Bullock has designed and completed new study abroad programs for Berea College students, traveling to Zimbabwe, Ghana and Jamaica.
Dr. Bullock’s research in subAfrican and African-American music and culture, and influences of/connections in the African diaspora has afforded her the opportunity to give numerous presentations, performances, lectures and workshops throughout the United States, Europe and Africa. These presentations include: From Negro Spirituals to Jamaican Revival Songs, Singing in the Spirit, African-American Sacred Music and African-American and Appalachian Musical Connections. The programs have been performed for organizations such as the Kentucky Humanities Council, Appalshop Voices from Home, Augusta Heritage Center and the Smithsonian Institute Folk Festival as well as scholarly conferences.
Dr. Bullock conducts workshops and other music programs in gospel music and gospel piano at schools, camps, churches and civic organizations in the United States, Europe and Africa. Other research projects includes the compilation and completion of a new edition of art songs by contemporary African-American composers.
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