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Kathleen Mitchell

Adjunct Instructor of Music (Saxophone)
Director, Saxophone Ensemble

Email: mitchell@tcnj.edu

M.M., Music Performance in Saxophone, Northwestern University School of Music
B.M., Music Education and Music Performance in Saxophone, Ester Boyer College of Music, Temple University

Ms. Mitchell was appointed to the adjunct music faculty at The College of New Jersey in 2001 where she teaches:

  • MUS 209:  Intermediate Private Saxophone Lessons
  • MUS 229-10: Saxophone Ensemble
  • MUS 309:  Advanced Private Saxophone Lessons
  • MUS 409:  Advanced Private Saxophone Lessons

In addition to this appointment, Ms. Mitchell is on the music faculty of Rowan University, The Governor’s School of Music, and the Conservatory of Musical Arts in Haddonfield, NJ.  She has also given Master Classes at Temple University and University of the Arts in Philadelphia.

Respected as an outstanding saxophonist, Ms. Mitchell has been the Principal Second Saxophone with Concerto Soloists of Philadelphia since 1994.  Her orchestral experience includes saxophone performances with the Philadelphia Orchestra and performances on both saxophone and clarinet with Reading Symphony, Allentown Symphony, and Haddonfield Symphony among others.  She has also given solo and chamber music concerts throughout the United States and Canada.  Ms. Mitchell has recorded with Karel Husa and has performed with KlezMs, the Ocean City Pops, and is a member of the saxophone quartet “3XY,” whose music consists of their own original works with each member of the group contributing to the compositions. They also play original arrangements of jazz tunes by Grover Washington, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton and others.  Ms. Mitchell has performed with theater companies throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey, including the Walnut Street Theater, Media Theater, and the Arden Theater.

Ms. Mitchell studied with Dr. Frederick L. Hemke at Northwestern University and with Marshall Taylor at Temple University.  In addition, she studied jazz with Ron Kerber, clarinet with Beth Vilsmeir, and flute with Anthony Salicondro at the University of the Arts.