Dr. Charles J. Hulin IV

Charles J. HulinChair, Department of Music
Associate Professor of Music
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BM in Piano Performance, Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University
MM in Piano Performance, The Juilliard School of Music
DMA in Piano Performance, Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University


In addition to his duties as the chairperson of the Department of Music, Dr. Charles Hulin coordinates the study of piano and music theory at Southeastern.

A prize-winner in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition and a recipient of special recognition for collaborative work in the Liszt-Garrison International Piano Competition, Dr. Hulin studied with Yoheved Kaplinsky at Juilliard and Ellen Mack at Peabody while participating in the master classes of Leon Fleisher. Before moving to Florida in 2010, he performed extensively in the Mid-Atlantic states, frequently appearing with members of the United States Naval Academy Band and as a soloist for performances of the Richmond Ballet. He has participated in a wide range of festivals including the Third Practice Festival of electro-acoustic music, the University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium and the Hymn Society in the United States and Canada.

At Peabody, Dr. Hulin also studied composition with Thomas Benjamin and has produced works in a variety of genres including a series of works for student orchestra, hymn-inspired concert works and collaborations with visual artists. His recent endeavors include Pilgrimage of Practice, a faith-integrating class piano curriculum currently in use at Southeastern.

Dr. Hulin’s academic appointments have included lecturer in piano at the College of William and Mary, visiting assistant professor at the University of Richmond, and assistant professor of Music at Chowan University. At Richmond, Dr. Hulin taught new courses in the music of the United States, and he introduced world music to the curriculum at Chowan, in addition to developing an interdisciplinary course titled Music and Revolution. He has presented research regarding the music of Franz Liszt for the College Music Society and numerous lecture-recitals on the practice of parlor music in the Antebellum South for museums and historical societies, particularly in his home state of North Carolina.

He coordinates the Lasker Summer Music Festival (www.laskersummermusicfestival.org), which is an organization that supports Christian musicians in the integration of their artistic work and faith.