Philip Graulty is a guitarist, music educator, and cultural producer whose work is often rooted in interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration. Over the past decade he has performed and produced concerts in the US, Mexico, and Indonesia, and he has championed music from around the world by directing ensembles, managing artists, curating festivals, and facilitating cross-cultural exchange programs.
For four years, Graulty served as program coordinator at the UCLA Center for Intercultural Performance under the direction of Judy Mitoma. There he helped develop international performing arts programs such as the World Festival of Sacred Music (2008, 2011); the Asia Pacific Performance Exchange (2010); and the climate change awareness tour, Water is Rising (2011). He has since consulted with Arts Midwest, Foundation for World Arts, Grand Performances, and other organizations on the development of community-based arts and cultural programs.
Graulty was a featured soloist at the 2016 Solo International Performing Arts Festival in Surakarta, Indonesia and as a chamber musician has performed at LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival, Strathmore’s Guitar Festival, Feria Internacional del Libro, Sundays Live at LACMA, REDCAT’s Summer Studio, and MicroFest among others. He is a founding member and former co-director of the electric guitar octet, Los Angeles Electric 8. He now runs Bridge to Everywhere, a chamber ensemble and nonprofit startup that explores connections between diverse musical traditions.
Graulty’s works as a performer, teacher, and entrepreneur have earned him several honors including the National Arts Strategies Creative Community Fellowship (2014); an artist residency at Saga Fest in Iceland (2015); and most recently, the SphinxConnect Fellowship in Detroit, MI (2017).
Graulty received his Master’s of Music from University of California, Los Angeles in the guitar studio of Peter Yates. He is on the faculty of music at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona.