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Dr. Jack Ullom


Annual Faculty Lecturer 1989-1990


Jack R. Ullom, D.M.A. JACK R. ULLOM grew up in San Leandro, California, where he took advantage of the outstanding music programs in area public schools. He was valedictorian of his high school graduating class and took his early musical training at San Jose State University in violin and music education, where he graduated magna cum laude, with honors in music. He was awarded a Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship to study music history at Stanford University and completed doctoral studies in violin and music history at the University of Oregon. In addition, he has pursued conducting studies with Gibson Walters, Stanley Chapell and Richard Lert.


Dr. Ullom began his teaching career at Hillsdale High School in San Mateo and moved to Santa Barbara in 1969 to become the Santa Barbara City College Symphony conductor. While at SBCC, he has enjoyed teaching musicianship, music appreciation, music history and the symphony orchestra. He has served the college for many years as Chair of the Professional Standards Committee and President of the Instructors' Association. Presently, he is Chair of the Fine Arts Division and the Music Department.


WHILE AT SBCC, Dr. Ullom has received two research grants from the Chancellor's Office of the California Community Colleges and has published Line Scores for Aural Analysis and a series of innovative music history computer programs that utilize the latest laserdisc technology. These programs have significantly increased the achievement of music history and appreciation students at SBCC and have received national recognition for their effectiveness.


The lecturer has played in the Santa Barbara Symphony for 19 years and serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the Pillsbury Foundation that awards grants to young Santa Barbara musicians to aid them in the pursuit of their musical studies. He performs regularly with his own professional string trio, Tres a cordes. During each summer, he travels to Southern Oregon State College to teach at a chamber music workshop.


DR. ULLOM LIVES in Carpinteria, where he enjoys the beach and the mountains with his wife, the former Bernice Colombana, Supervisor of Admissions and Records at SBCC. His two daughters, Katherine and Melissa. 11 and 8, respectively, are students at Roosevelt Elementary School.

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