Jennifer Mitchell

 

Part-time Instructor of Music

 

Jennifer Mitchell completed her Master's in Music Composition at Georgia State University in 2007 after graduating Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance at GSU. She has written for the Georgia Youth Brass Band, the GSU Percussion Ensemble, the GSU Brass Ensemble, and was commissioned by the 2006 International Euphonium Institute for her “Celebration Fanfare”, written for antiphonal brass quintet and euphonium quartet. She received a commission from Colin Williams, principal trombone with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, for “Pneuma” (2006), written for trombone, double bass, and marimba. Ms. Mitchell’s “Bamboo Blossom” (2005) was chosen to be included on the vanity cd, In With the New: Vol. 2, a juried compilation released in 2006 by the GSU Student Chapter Society of Composers, Inc. This followed “In Memory of Jerry” (2002) for trombone quartet and “Subtle Reflection” (2003) for unaccompanied trombone, both chosen to be included on the vanity cd, In With the New: Vol. 1, released in late 2005.

In addition to composition, Ms. Mitchell instructs Music Theory and Aural Skills at Kennesaw State University. She currently performs with the award-winning Georgia Brass Band and the Cobb Symphony Orchestra, and can be heard playing trombone on Traveling Without Memory, the debut experimental ambient electronica album by Vancouver-based Gunshae.

 

Jennifer, aka “Little Jen,” also has been a DJ since 1994, performing throughout the East Coast with the biggest acts in electronic music. “Lullabye,” her first electronic music endeavor, was released by Sonic Soul Recordings in 1997 on Cloudwatch: a Freeform Gathering. She was voted DJ of the year in 1998 on the Sonic Soul website and Reader’s Choice: Atlanta’s Best DJ for 2006 in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing newspaper. She has been reviewed in such magazines as Urb, Elemental, and the Jive magazine website. In addition to her busy club schedule, she has performed multimedia pieces with Atlanta-based new music organizations Bent Frequency and Sonic Generator. Having completed numerous electronica remixes of a range of classical composers, Little Jen’s electronic excursions can be heard at Fringe, the Atlanta-based classical chamber music series. She can currently be heard DJing locally in numerous lounges, clubs and bistros in the Atlanta area.

 

Jennifer is a member of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), the American Music Center (AMC) and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers (ASCAP). You can read more about her and hear samples of her music at

www.myspace.com/jenthecomposer.

 

Contact Jennifer Mitchell

jmitch67@kennesaw.edu

 

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