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KEVIN MULLIGAN

Program Director

Kevin Mulligan is a Toronto-based musician, hailing from Kamloops, British Columbia. He is a versatile artist, working as a pianist, accompanist, tenor, educator, and composer. His singing and acting has taken him to stages across the provinces, from solo, chamber, and cabaret concerts, to productions of Les Misérables (WCT) and Le Comte Ory (DAM Opera).  Equally comfortable performing multiple genres, Kevin also enjoys singing musical theatre and jazz and has premiered dozens of contemporary classical works from Canadian composers. Kevin’s own compositions have been performed across North America by many emerging professional artists and by professional ensembles, including Women on the Verge and the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra. His commissions have included partnering with the students at the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music for the world premiere of Call for mass band and choir. As well, Kevin was selected for the inaugural Sounds of Silence Initiative (SOSI), collaborating with contemporary Toronto-based poets and musicians for a program of new art song, fully-funded by the Canada Council for the Arts.

As an educator, Kevin is proud to be on Faculty at the Kamloops Interior Summer School of Music where he teaches in areas of piano, choir, and musical theatre. Over the years, Kevin has co-music directed several fully-staged productions such as Little Shop of Horrors, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, Mamma Mia! and No-Frills Revue.

Kevin holds a BMus. and a MMus. in Composition (specializing in Voice Pedagogy) from the University of Toronto Faculty of Music where he had the privilege of studying with Alexander Rapoport, Larysa Kuzmenko, Mark Daboll, and Norbert Palej. 

Fun fact: He shares a birthday with Director Charlotte Siegel! 

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