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. He was recently featured on a Rising Star Recital as part of the Basically Beethoven Festival in Dallas, TX. 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.