Dr. Kathy Bullock, a professor of music and chairman of the Music Department at Berea College where she has worked for 19 years, will be the featured speaker during the annual Community Diversity Breakfast that is to be held in conjunction with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday. The event will be Saturday beginning at 9 a.m. at the Benham School House Inn, according the event organizer Carolyn M. Sundy, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College.
Bullock is highly regarded as a lecturer and is the recipient of numerous awards for her role as an educator and musician. At Berea College, she teaches music and general studies courses and directs the nationally-known Black Music Ensemble. Recently, she designed and implemented a program of study for Berea students to travel and study in Zimbabwe, Ghana and throughout the Caribbean.
As a scholar, performer and church music director, Bullock has provided numerous presentations, performances, lectures and workshops thought the nation. Additionally, she is the co-editor of an upcoming anthology of art songs by contemporary African-American composers. She has earned the Ph.D. and M.S. in Music Theory from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelor’s degree from Brandeis University in Massachusetts.
“We are pleased as well as honored to have Kathy Bullock as our speaker for a celebration and tribute to the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.,” said Sundy. “The Community Diversity Breakfast is an event we have hosted for a number of years and allows members of the community, from all walks of life, the opportunity to pay tribute to Dr. King.”
The event will feature a breakfast buffet priced at $10.50 and reservations are preferred. To make a reservation, contact the Benham School House Inn at 848-3000 or Sundy, SKCTC Cumberland campus, at 589-3052.