Aspen Music Festival And School

Stephen Mulligan Back To Performers

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Stephen Mulligan, conductor, is in his second season as assistant conductor of the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra. This season, Mulligan was also a Dudamel Conducting Fellow with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, assisting guest conductors and Music Director Gustavo Dudamel, and leading the Toyota Symphonies for Youth series. During the 2017–18 season, Mulligan stepped in on short notice for three classical subscription programs with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra and in spring 2018, he was awarded a Solti Foundation U.S. Career Assistance Award. Highlights of recent seasons include appearances with the St. Louis Symphony, Charlotte Symphony Orchestra, London Symphonia, and Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, among others. Additionally, from 2014–16, Mulligan was assistant conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony and music director of the Winston-Salem Symphony Youth Orchestras Program. In summer 2015, he served as assistant conductor of the Aspen Music Festival after winning the Aspen Conducting Prize. A native of Baltimore, Mulligan began his music studies with his father and went on to study conducting at Yale University with Toshiyuki Shimad; at the Peabody Institute with Gustav Meier; Markand Thakar; and Marin Alsop; and at the Aspen Music Festival and School with Robert Spano.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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