VAPA Departments and Performing Arts Groups
Dr. John Graulty
Dr. John Graulty
Dean, Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts
Dr. John Graulty, Dean of Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts
Ed. D. - Columbia University Teachers College; M. M. - New England Conservatory; B. M. - Peabody Conservatory
With Cabrillo College since 2011
John Graulty, Dean of Visual, Applied, and Performing Arts at Cabrillo College, is passionate about the key role the arts play in improving the human condition and fostering creativity, innovation, and critical thought. Because the arts are essential to unlocking the full creative potential in every human being, and because this unleashed potential allows individuals to accomplish extraordinary things that improve their own lives and the lives of others, he is also passionate about ensuring access to arts education for all, and to integrating the arts into a larger educational process. With expertise on topics including arts entrepreneurship, advocacy and engagement, interdisciplinary collaboration, and strategic planning, John has hosted seminars on these topics and been invited to present on these issues at national conferences. He is a strong advocate for training arts students to take an entrepreneurial approach to identifying and pursuing unique, self-directed, innovative, and highly impactful career pathways.
John is a professional clarinetist and conductor who holds the Ed. D. from Columbia University Teachers College, a Master of Music degree from New England Conservatory, and the Bachelor of Music Degree from Peabody Conservatory of Johns Hopkins University.