Philip Graulty

Executive Director / Guitar

Philip Graulty is a guitarist, educator, and producer whose work is rooted in interdisciplinary and intercultural collaboration. Over the past decade he has performed and produced concerts in the United States, Mexico, and Indonesia, and he has championed music from around the world by directing ensembles, managing tours, 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 performing arts programs such as the World Festival of Sacred Music, the Asia Pacific Performance Exchange, and the climate change awareness tour, Water is Rising. He has since worked with the Sphinx Organization, Grand Performances, and Arts Midwest, and has served as a grant panelist for the Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, the Los Angeles County Arts Commission, and the Wyoming Arts Council.

Graulty is Executive Director of Bridge to Everywhere, a new music collective that explores connections between diverse musical traditions, and Artistic Director of the Ikat Quartet, a contemporary guitar ensemble. He is also a founding member of the electric guitar octet, Los Angeles Electric 8. As a chamber musician, he has performed at LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox Festival, the Strathmore Guitar Festival, Feria Internacional del Libro, REDCAT, MicroFest, and Compose LA, among others. Recent solo performances include the Palace Theatre, KPFK radio, and the Solo International Performing Arts Festival in Surakarta, Indonesia.

Graulty is an Adjunct Professor at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona where he teaches guitar performance, music history, and music industry studies, as well as a Teaching Fellow for National Arts Strategies’ Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy.

Graulty received his M.M. in Guitar Performance from UCLA and is an alumnus of National Arts Strategies’ Creative Community Fellows program for cultural entrepreneurship.