MM, Graduate Conducting – Teaching Assistant

Rebecca Mulligan is a candidate for the master of music in wind band conducting and serves as a graduate teaching assistant with the University of Illinois Bands. Rebecca received a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the University of North Carolina in Greensboro in 2018. She has played, and guest conducted, the Piedmont Wind Symphony, the Savannah Wind Symphony, and the Wingate Wind Ensemble. Prior to moving to Illinois, she served in the United States Army as a Bandsman. After joining the Army in 2019, she served in the 3rd Infantry Division based out of Coastal Georgia, as a clarinetist, librarian, and conductor. During her time with the 3ID, she performed in the Concert Band, Drill Band, and Woodwind Quintet. She has also performed two tours with the United States Army Field Band as a clarinet substitute, performing concerts all along the Southwestern part of the United States, and in New York City. She now serves with the 208th Army Reserve Band based out of Concord, NC.