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Jonathan Kulp

Portrait of Jonathan KulpJonathan Kulp is Professor of Music History and Theory at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He began his musical studies at age eight, taking up the classical guitar in high school and going on to earn a degree in guitar performance from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga. At UTC he studied guitar under Mario Abril and composition under Peter Temko. Kulp also holds a Master's degree in Music Theory and a Ph.D. in Musicology from the University of Texas at Austin. Dr. Kulp is a contributor to the New Grove Dictionary of Music and to the German music encyclopedia Die Musik in Geschichte und Gegenwart, and has published two articles on Argentine composer Carlos Guastavino (1912–2000) in the Latin-American Music Review. As a composer, Kulp has written for voice, keyboard, guitar, orchestra, and various chamber ensembles. His guitar music is published by Les Productions D'Oz.

Dr. Kulp has been on the music faculty at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette since 2001. He served as Director of the School of music and Performing Arts from 2016–2020, and as Interim Associate Dean of the College of the Arts from 2021–2022. He is a former competitive skateboarder and has built his own recumbent bicycle.

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