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Truman Bullard began his career in college-level pedagogy at Dickinson College in Carlisle, PA. In the summer of 1966, he enrolled at the Eastman School of Music in the field of musicology and completed his Ph.D. in 1971. The subject of his dissertation was the 1913 Paris debut of Stravinsky's Rite of Spring. He has continued to do research in Russian music and culture throughout his professional life. College and university teaching have been Bullard's central vocation, and he was the winner of the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching as voted by the faculty of Dickinson College in 1971 and the Ganoe Award for Inspirational Teaching as voted by the graduating class in 1992. He retired from the faculty at Dickinson College in 2000 but has continued his long association as a professor of musicology at the Eastman School of Music, where he offers graduate seminars on Russian music each summer.