Professor of Music
Presser, Room 202
Phone: 1-859-985-3471 Fax: 1-859-985-3994
At Berea College since 1991
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.
Assistant Director of the Black Music Ensemble
Presser Room 229
Phone: 1-859-985-3648 Fax: 1-859-985-3994
At Berea College since 2009
12:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Wednesday
David Wallace is a native of Lexington, Ky, and serves as the Assistant Director of the Black Music Ensemble of Berea College since 2009. He studied at Ashford University for his Associates Degree in Business, studied in many courses in music from accredited sources and has played and conducted a numerous amount of choirs and workshops. Mr. Wallace’s love for music began in his early years of church with singing in the choir and many other choir activities. At the age of 7, he was playing the piano and directing the choir at his church. At the age of 14, he accepted the position of Minister of Music/Choir Director of 5 choirs that he established. Mr. Wallace has taught music at Bryan Station High School, Henry Clay High School and Paul L. Dunbar High School. Although Mr. Wallace holds many roles such as a husband, father, founder/pastor of a church and business owner, music is his first love.