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David Mitchell

Assistant Professor

 David Mitchell has been a part of the KSU music faculty since 2001. He is an original member of the acclaimed Burning River Brass and tours both nationally and internationally with this ensemble. He appears on 5 CD's that the group has recorded and looks forward to the release of the sixth CD that will be available in late 2013. He has performed with this widely accepted ensemble from Alaska and Puerto Rico to Taiwan and has been be heard on NPR's Performance Today in live performances from the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

A member of the Kent Brass Quintet, he also performs with Blue Water Chamber Orchestra and has previously held posts with the Cleveland Opera Orchestra, The Cleveland Ballet Orchestra, and Red {an orchestra}. In addition to playing in the pit orchestra at Playhouse Square for Broadway shows such as Disney's The Lion King, He has also actively performed with other area orchestras including The Cleveland Orchestra, Akron, Canton and the Cleveland Pops Orchestras as well as the Blossom Festival Band.

Outside of Ohio, Mr. Mitchell has performed with the Syracuse Symphony, the Alabama Symphony, the Charleston Symphony, the Naples Philharmonic, the Hartford Symphony, the Ft. Wayne Philharmonic and the Key West Symphony. In 1991 and again in 1995, he traveled with the National Touring Company of "The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber" which included a two week run at Radio City Music Hall.

Mr. Mitchell’s international performing experience is also quite extensive. He has toured throughout Europe with the Harlem Opera Ensemble and spent six summers in Italy performing as part of the prestigious Spoleto Festival, including personal brass quintet performances for its founder, the composer, Gian Carlo Menotti. Additionally, he has done chamber music performances at City Hall in Hong Kong which included a giving a master class at the Hong Kong Conservatory and played principal trombone in Phillippe Entrement’s Santo Domingo Festival in the Caribbean.

In other performances, Mitchell has performed with Johnny Mathis, Barry Manilow, Donny Osmond, and Wayne Newton.

David Mitchell
School of Music
Phone: 330-672-5255
Fax: 330-672-7837