J. M. Gerraughty

Jason Michael Gerraughty (b. 1982) grew up playing brass instruments in community bands, drum and bugle corps, musical pits, and orchestras in small-town New England. These influences instilled a desire to create music of value to both amateur and seasoned listeners.  A central tenet of his work is combining innovative approaches to form, color, and texture with direct and intuitive musical frameworks. Gerraughty harvests new and peculiar blooms from his music’s roots in the classical tradition.

Gerraughty holds a PhD from Stony Brook University, but works outside of music. He has found himself on an indefinite hiatus from composing, which has been healing. He hopes to pick up a pencil again one day soon.