Music Program
Dr. Bullock

Dr. Kathy Bullock

Program Chair of Music

Professor of Music

At Berea College since 1991

Contact Information:

Presser, Room 202
Phone: 1-859-985-3471
Fax: 1-859-985-3994
CPO 2194

Office Hours, Spring 2015:

Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm (Chair’s office, 3rd Floor)
Tues/Thur: 11:00 am – 12:00 pm (Chair’s office, 3rd Floor)
Mon/Wed: 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm (Studio Office, Room 202)

Class Schedule:

  • AFR 138/MUS 135 (MOn/Wed: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm)
  • MUS 322 (Mon/Wed/Fri: 9:20 am – 10:30 am)
  • MUS 400 B (Wed: 12:40 pm – 2:30 pm)
  • MUS 323 (Tue/Thur: 9:00 am – 9:50 am)


  • 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, 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 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 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.

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

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