Dr. Fulks holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in violin performance from the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, where his teacher and mentor was the late Mitchell Stern. While there, he won the prestigious Ackerman Prize for Excellence in Performance and performed the Berg Violin Concerto with the Stony Brook Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Gunther Schuller. A winner of national honors from the American String Teachers Association and the National Federation of Music Clubs, he has been awarded fellowships with Aspen Music Festival’s Contemporary Ensemble and the New York Institute and Festival for Contemporary Music.
Prior to assuming his duties as Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Alabama, he served on the faculty of Luther College in Decorah, Iowa. Dr. Fulks has also taught at the State University of New York-Stony Brook and Michigan Technological University, and he continues to conduct master classes at universities throughout the country. During the summer months he has taught and performed at Lutheran Summer Music Festival in Iowa, in Vermont at Kinhaven Music School, Killington Music Festival, and at Saint Michael’s College in Burlington for the Vermont Youth Orchestra. He currently performs in several ensembles with colleagues from various universities and maintains an active recording and national recital schedule.