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Dr. David Mitchell to Present at the College Music Society on Designing Music and Technology Courses 2.18.16
Attendees will learn about and discuss the trend away from traditional instrumental performance degrees and toward music and technology degrees that better prepare graduates for today's job market. The discussion will include paradigm shifts in the music industry, including online streaming, digital downloads and multimedia production.  
Dr. David Mitchell's Composition "The Bells" To Be Performed by Campbell University Chorus 2.19.16


Dr. Mitchell's original composition, "The Bells" for chorus and violin will be performed by the Campbell University Choir - featuring Lucy Greenleaf-Carter on violin on Friday, February 19, 2016.


"The Bells" was arranged and set to the Edgar Allen Poe poem of the same name. 



Dr. David Mitchell Receives an "Honorable Mention" from the Macro Composers' Society
Dr. Mitchell's original composition The Witch's Hex was given an Honorable Mention at the 2015 Macro Composer's Society Conference. 
Dorn Publishes Four of Dr. David Mitchell's Original Compositions 



Four of Dr. David Mitchell's original compositions are now available on from Dorn Publications, including:






Composer Sets Lake Avondale To Music 04.20.15
His inspiration became “Lake Avondale: A Beautiful Day,” a composition for piano and guitar. So far it has been performed in New York City, Connecticut and Mississippi and Louisiana.
Dr. David Mitchell Presents at the 2015 College Music Society Conference on
How To Promote Your Music Online
As more channels emerge for musicians to promote their music, it can become increasingly difficult to understand how to use them and which one delivers the most rewards. Dr. Mitchell, along with his fiance, Jennifer Jones of Anderson Jones PR, present the options to musicians and music educators. 
View the presentation here
Samadi-Keene Duo Performance of Lake Avondale at The Buttonwood Tree Performance Arts Center in Connecticut   12.15.14


The Samdi-Keene Duo officially premiered Lake Avondale, Saturday, December 13th at The Buttonwood Tree Performance Arts Center in Connecticut. Classical guitarist Dan Keene said, "The people loved it! We will be performing it again January 3rd at Spectrum for its NYC premiere. This is a well known venue and should give the piece awesome exposure. Enjoy!"



Samandi-Keene Duo till premiere Dr. Mitchell's "Lake Avondale" in November


The Samadi-Keene duo will unofficially premiere Lake Avondale, a composition by Dr. Mitchell for classical guitar and piano. The premiere will take place November 21st with numerous performances across the US including the Spectrum in NYC on January 3rd, 2015 at 7:30pm.








September 24: Dr. Mitchell Composition Selected for Tour


World renowned pianist/conductor, Dr. James Gibson selected Dr. David Mitchell's composition for solo piano "The Boiling Pot" to perform on his upcoming world tour.


Dr. Gibson has been involved in over 2000 performances throughout North America and in 35 countries. An author and professor, Gibson taught for a number of years at Cornell University, the University of Maine at Fort Kent, and Penn State University at Hazleton. He has also directed over sixty operas, musical theatre works and plays. In 2014-15 James Gibson will perform an extensive series of piano recitals in many cities, featuring a wide repertoire and a number of assisting artists. Every recital will also include at least one world or regional premiere. Throughout the season he will perform works by several dozen living composers from throughout the world. 








March 2014: Dr. Mitchell Presents at Society of Composers

Dr. David Mitchell to present his Metamorphoses Nocturnes: A Stepping Stone in the Compositional Development of Gyorgy Ligeti at the Society of Composters Conference in March.


The presentation helps composers understand how to develop their own voice by borrowing harmonic, melodic and/or rhythmic ideas from other composers.


You can read more about the presentation on The Music Composition Blog. 








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