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 International Horn Society Symposium 2011, and at the North American Saxophone Alliance Region 8 Conference at West Point, NY.
Gerraughty earned his B. M. at the Hartt School, and his M. M. at the University of Oregon; he has studied privately with Ingram Marshall, Robert Carl, Stephen Gryc, Robert Kyr, and David Crumb. His music has been recognized by his colleagues: recent awards include the Manhattan Beach 3rd Annual International Frank Ticheli Composition Contest (finalist), American Composers Forum Finale® National Composition Competition (Honorable Mention), and The ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards (Finalist).
Gerraughty currently lives in Sydney, Australia, having just completed his PhD at Stony Brook University. His current projects are a commission from Meredith Moore, Vin Triste for natural horn and piano, and a piece for mixed septet (Histoire Du Soldat instrumentation) called Burnt Sugar, Black Wasp.