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Jason Mulligan is an internationally performed composer who is dedicated to creating works that connect the western classical tradition with the culture of modern American society. His music has been performed at various institutions including Southern Methodist University, Idyllwild Arts Academy, the MacPhail Center for Music, Sam Houston State University, Opera America: The National Opera Center, and the International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest to name a few. In 2018 he was the first composer to be featured on a Rising Star Recital as part of the Basically Beethoven Festival in Dallas, TX. His 2018 - 2019 season includes premieres at the International Double Reed Society Conference in Tampa, FL, the International Horn Symposium in Belgium, the International Clarinet Association Clarinetfest in Knoxville, TN, and on recitals in both Dallas, TX and at Emporia State University. Additionally his work for orchestra, They Come Through the Wires, will receive its premiere from the Meadows Symphony Orchestra in April.  Jason is currently pursuing a PhD at Duke University where he studies with Stephen Jaffe.  He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Miami and master’s degree from Peabody Conservatory where he studied with Scott Stinson and Kevin Puts respectively.