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USD: CAS: Therese Bulat
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Therese Bulat

Applied Faculty
Instructor, Voice

Therese Marie Bulat, in addition to serving as Adjunct Professor of Music at USD, maintains a private studio and serves as the Director of Music at San Rafael Catholic Church (San Diego). 

Therese Bulat earned her Bachelor & Master Degree in Vocal Performance at San Diego State University where she studied Voice with Prof. Martin Chambers and Ms. Mary MacKenzie, as well as with Vocal Coach, George Trovillo. While at SDSU, Ms. Bulat performed the roles of “Noémie” (Massanet’s Cendrillon) and “Countess Rosina” (Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro) among others. Ms. Bulat later studied with Prof. Gary Glaze and Ms. Elisabeth Hynes at the University of Southern California, and was coached at USC by Dr. Alan Smith.







Scholarly and Creative Work

Ms. Bulat has performed recitals and solos in the San Diego, Los Angeles, Pasadena, Palm Springs Areas, as well as in Paris & Villers-Côtteret (France) and Rome (Italy).  She has performed soprano solos with the USD Symphony Orchestra including Larsson’s The Disguised God, the Handel’s MESSIAH, Mendelssohn’s Hymn of Praise, Bruckner’s Te Deum and Gounod’s Messe Solennelle de Ste. Cécile.

Teaching Interests

Her repertoire includes Schubert’s Auf dem Strom, Der Hirt auf dem Felsen, Poulenc’s La Dame de Monte Carlo, Ariosti’s secular cantata La Rosa, Berlioz’ Les Nuits d’Eté, and Beckwith’s Five Lyrics of the T’ang Dynasty, as well as other art songs, cycles and operatic arias.