A photo of Philip Graulty playing the guitar.
Photo: Louis Ng

Philip Graulty (he/him/his) is a Los Angeles-based guitarist, composer, educator, and arts leader whose musical world lies at the intersection of contemporary classical music, American folk songs, and traditional hymns. His artistic practice explores music as a form of memorial, offering, and healing.

Graulty is a co-founder of Bridge to Everywhere, a new music collective that explores connections between diverse musical traditions; Ikat Quartet, a contemporary guitar quartet; and Los Angeles Electric 8, an electric guitar octet. He has performed at LA Phil’s Minimalist Jukebox (with the Glenn Branca Ensemble), the Strathmore Guitar Festival, Feria Internacional del Libro, REDCAT, MicroFest, Compose LA, and Boston Court Pasadena, among others. In 2020, he gave his theatrical debut at The Wallis with the junkyard opera company, Four Larks. Recent solo performances include the Palace Theatre, KPFK’s Global Village, and the Solo International Performing Arts Festival in Surakarta, Indonesia.

Graulty is an Adjunct Professor of Music at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and a Teaching Fellow for National Arts Strategies’ Executive Program in Arts and Culture Strategy. He received his M.M. in Guitar Performance from UCLA.