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After two summers of studying with Robert Spano as a fellow in the Aspen Conducting Academy, Stephen Mulligan was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize, which makes him the AMFS Assistant Conductor this summer. During the regular season, Mulligan serves as assistant conductor of the Winston-Salem Symphony in North Carolina, where he leads the orchestra in Pops and Discovery concerts and directs the youth orchestra. During his time in Winston-Salem, he worked with a variety of renowned guest artists, including Yo-Yo Ma and Storm Large. Under the teaching of Marin Alsop, Gustav Meier, and Markand Thakar, Mulligan received his master’s degree at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore, MD. While studying at Peabody, Mulligan co-founded and directed Occasional Symphony, an ensemble devoted to reframing orchestral concerts by performing innovative programs in alternative venues. Mulligan graduated cum laude from Yale University, where he was awarded the Wrexham Prize for excellence in performance for both violin and conducting. Mulligan grew up in Baltimore and studied violin with his father, Gregory Mulligan, former concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony and current first violinist with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.

Robert Spano, Music Director

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