Dr. Kathy Bullock

Mary McGaw Professorship
Music Theory, African American and African Music, General Studies

Contact Information

Presser Hall, 202
CPO 2194
Email: bullockka@berea.edu
Phone: 859-985-3471

Fall 2019

Office Hours

Mon: 3 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Tue/Thur by appointment
Wed: 4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Fri: 3 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Dr. Bullock

Class Schedule

  • GSTR 110 F (Tue/Thur: 10 a.m. – 11:50 a.m.)
  • MUS 118A A (Mon/Wed: 9:20 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.)
  • MUS 320 A (Mon/Wed/Fri: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)
  • MUS 321 A (Tue/Thur: 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.)


  • B.A. Music, Brandeis University, 1977
  • M.A., Washington University, 1982
  • Ph.D., Washington University, 1987


  • MUS 106: World Music
  • MUS 135 : Black Music Ensemble
  • MUS 234: African-American Music: An Overview (AFR)
  • MUS 320: Materials of Music III
  • MUS 321: Aural and Keyboard Harmony III
  • MUS 322: Materials of Music IV
  • MUS 323: Aural and Keyboard Harmony IV
  • MUA 105-400: Applied Lessons in Gospel Piano


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, and works as a staff accompanist. She has served as the department chair, directed the Black Music Ensemble, (an eighty-voice choir that specializes in performance of African-American sacred music),  and works diligently 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 sub African 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.

Special Interests

Interdisciplinary Studies in the Arts, Multicultural Studies and Race and Ethnicity Studies.

Research Programs

  • African- American Music – Workshops and Research
  • African Music/Culture
  • World Music/Ethnomusicology
  • Art Songs by African-American Composers