Jason Michael Gerraughty is a composer of vibrant, dramatic, and bold music. His musical influences are diverse, ranging from the small-town New England municipal bands he performed with in his youth, to the orchestral, chamber, and gamelan ensembles he has performed with as an adult. He has worked with such talented musicians such as Lucy Shelton, So Percussion, Beta Collide, and Fireworks New Music Ensemble. Gerraughty’s music has been performed recently at the Early-Late Series at Spectrum in New York City.
Gerraughty earned his BM at the Hartt School, his MM at the University of Oregon, and his PhD at Stony Brook University; he has studied privately with Ingram Marshall, Robert Carl, Stephen Gryc, Robert Kyr, David Crumb, Daria Semegen, Daniel Weymouth, and Margaret Schedel. His music has been recognized by his colleagues: recent awards include 2013 PARMA Student Composer Competition, the 2012 Manhattan Beach Frank Ticheli Composition Contest (Finalist), the American Composers Forum Finale® National Composition Competition (Honorable Mention), and The ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (Finalist).
Gerraughty currently lives in Sydney, Australia. His current project is a commission for mixed sextet, titled Pink Sugar.