Stephen Mulligan, conductor
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Co-Founder and Music Director of the Occasional Symphony in Baltimore, Maryland, award-winning conductor Stephen Mulligan is at the forefront of a new generation of artists who bring fresh thinking to the world of classical music. Stephen and the Occasional Symphony celebrate diverse holidays, from Halloween to Cinco de Mayo, by performing inventive programs in offbeat venues throughout Baltimore. When he’s not heading up the Occasional Symphony, Stephen serves as conductor of the Johns Hopkins Chamber Orchestra and cover conductor for the Baltimore and Charlotte Symphonies as well as the Lyric Opera Baltimore. In 2012, he led performances by diverse ensembles in the US and abroad including the São Paulo State Symphony and the Orquesta Sinfónica Juvenil de Acarigua in Venezuela. Stephen earned the Master of Music degree in conducting from the Peabody Conservatory and the Bachelor of Arts in music from Yale University. In 2013, Stephen attended the American Academy of Conducting at Aspen. Also an accomplished violinist, he is the son of orchestral violinist and former San Antonio Symphony Concertmaster Gregory Mulligan. For more about Stephen visit: www.stephenamulligan.com.