Atlanta Symphony names Stephen Mulligan assistant conductor and youth orchestra music director

Posted on: November 30, 2016

“The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra has named Stephen Mulligan as its new assistant conductor and the music director of the Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra,” writes Scott Freeman on Tuesday (11/29) at “Mulligan, who studied with ASO music director Robert Spano at Aspen’s American Academy of Conducting and was awarded the Aspen Conducting Prize in 2014, will work under a two-year contract—with an option for a third year—that begins next fall…. Mulligan replaces Joseph Young, a Charleston native who became the orchestra’s first African-American conductor in 2014.” Mulligan “grew up around classical music. His father was the concertmaster of the San Antonio Symphony and currently plays violin with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra. Mulligan graduated from Yale University in 2011, and received a Master’s Degree from the Peabody Institute in 2013.… He spent three years as the assistant conductor and youth orchestra music director for the Winston-Salem Symphony in North Carolina.” As the ASO’s assistant conductor he will “work with Spano and principal guest conductor Donald Runnicles in concerts and recording sessions. With the youth orchestra, he will oversee the repertoire selection, auditions, rehearsals, competitions, and the selection and seating of student musicians.” 

Posted November 30, 2016