Library Faculty Member Receives Fulbright award
Aaron Kula, Director of Music Performance and Education with the FAU Libraries will spend six weeks this spring working in Israel as a recipient of a Fulbright Specialist award for 2018-2019. Aaron will work with students and musicians in Israel that are underserved, underfunded, neglected, and somewhat isolated from major cities. He will be working with educational institutions in Central Arava, Hevel Eilot Region and Western Galilee. This is Aaron’s first Fulbright award and he will be highlighting the influence of American music and his interdisciplinary approach as a musician. Through, lectures, master classes, and workshops, he will teach students how to transform folk music into formal performance-ready scores, and also teach them fundamentals of composition techniques, music fusion, and musicology.

Aaron is an accomplished conductor, educator, composer, accordionist and producer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Music Theory and Judaic Studies from the University of Minnesota and a Master of Music in Theory and Conducting with Distinction in Performance from the New England Conservatory.

The Fulbright Specialist Program, part of the larger Fulbright Program, was established in 2001 by the US Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program pairs highly qualified US academics and professionals with host institutions abroad to share their expertise, strengthen institutional linkages, hone their skills, gain international experience, and learn about other cultures while building capacity at their overseas host institutions. Specialists, who represent a wide range of professional and academic disciplines, are competitively selected to join the Fulbright Specialist Roster based on their knowledge, skill sets, and ability to make a significant contribution to projects overseas.