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Charles J. Hulin

School of Music

Associate Professor of Music


BM in Piano Performance, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University
MM in Piano Performance, The Juilliard School of Music
DMA in Piano Performance, Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University


Pianist-composer Charles Hulin studied first with his mother and went on to earn degrees from Peabody Conservatory and The Juilliard School with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Ellen Mack as his principal teachers. He studied composition with Thomas Benjamin and counts Stefan Waligur, Mark Lackey, James M. Guthrie, and Alice Parker as influences. He has taught at several colleges and currently directs the study of piano and music theory at Southeastern.

Dr. Hulin’s research interests have been expressed through presentations for various professional organizations on topics such as Antebellum parlor music, diversity in the piano studio, and chamber music for young people. His own performances have increasingly figured into personal pilgrimages abroad including making music during conferences in Assisi and Iona and adding his voice to the faith-integrating endeavors of organizations such as St. Mark’s English Church in Florence, Italy and the Angel Museum in Anykščiai, Lithuania.

In addition to his professional musical endeavors, Dr. Hulin lectures and leads retreats on spirituals, the psalms, the faith of Bach, and various topics related to Celtic saints and the arts. He also coordinates the Lasker Summer Music Festival, Eastern North Carolina’s Christian performing arts festival, and his CD of original hymn-based compositions, Be Thou My Vision, can be found on-line.