line upon line percussion
Cullen's playing career began in earnest while attending Victoria Memorial High School, where he was a member of the VMHS Percussion Ensemble under the direction of Phillip Mikula. While in this group, he performed at the 2003 Bands of America National Honor Band and Percussion Ensemble Convention (Indianapolis, IN) and the 2004 Percussive Arts Society International Convention (PASIC) in Nashville, TN. He then continued his studies at the University of Texas at Austin with professors Thomas Burritt and Tony Edwards, making a second appearance at PASIC in 2006 (Austin, TX) with the UT Percussion Ensemble.
Also an active freelance performer and teacher, Cullen has performed with various groups and artists including Tom Burritt, Michelle Schumann, the Cage Percussion Players (dir. Thad Anderson), as well as many rock and pop acts in Austin. As a teacher, he has taught both privately and in a classroom setting throughout Austin and South Texas at the middle and high school levels since 2005.
When not working with line upon line or teaching, Cullen is a member of the light-hearted but dedicated pop-rock group The Gorgeous Hands, writing and recording original music. The group released their debut full-length album in 2013.