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 NoHeadshotMale   Name: David Kulma
Title: Adjunct Professor of Music

M.A., Music Composition, Kent State University
B.M., Instrumental Performance (Oboe), Kent State University


Office: 104 Conservatory of Music  
Phone: 803-323-3795
Web: David Kulma's Website  
Music Theory and Aural Skills

David Kulma is a composer-performer currently living in Charlotte, NC.

David serves as an Adjunct Professor of Music at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, SC where he teaches freshman-level music theory and aural skills. He has taught previously at Chicago State and Kent State Universities. As a graduate teaching assistant, he coauthored Kent's new first-year music theory textbook, How Music Works. This past summer he worked at Interlochen Arts Camp.

David's holds two degrees from Kent: a Bachelor's degree in oboe performance and a Master's degree in music composition. His principal teachers were Danna Sundet and Frank Wiley. He has also worked privately with microtonal pioneer Ben Johnston. He is helping the Kepler Quartet create a blog where he interviews Ben about his music and Just Intonation.

His compositions include a variety of chamber music. His largest work to date is his master's composition thesis, Emily, a half-hour long song cycle on poems of Emily Dickinson. David is a member of ASCAP.

A freelance oboist, David has performed with the Erie Philharmonic, Trinity Chamber Orchestra, Warren Philharmonic, Akron Baroque, and Ashland Symphony. He trained as a conductor in undergraduate, and spent one summer at the Pierre Monteux School.

With his fellow composer-performer friend, Dorian Wallace, he has formed the avant-duo Trystero to perform Robert Ashley's Perfect Lives, and other Awesome Music.

David's website is

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