Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell

Alan Mitchell

Title: Graduate Music Program Director
Assistant Professor of Music (Band); Conductor, Wind Symphony; Music Education Area Coordinator

Office Location: Hamel Hall 205
Phone: (269) 471-6340


Doctoral Candidate, Cincinnati Conservatory of Music


Alan Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Music at Andrews University.  His teaching responsibilities include the Wind Symphony and music education courses for the B.M and M.M. in Music Education degrees.  His performance organizations have performed throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe.  Mr. Mitchell has also served as clinician, guest conductor and adjudicator throughout the United States. He was recently awarded the Michiana Outstanding Music Educator Award for excellence in the field of music education in the Michiana area. Prior to coming to Andrews University, he taught at Auburn Adventist Academy, Washington; Platte Valley Academy, Nebraska; John North High School, California; and in the Fountain Valley Elementary School District, California.

Mr. Mitchell holds both B.A. and M.A. degrees in Music from California State University at Long Beach.  He is currently a candidate for a D.M.A, in Wind Conducting/Music Education at the University of Cincinnati - College Conservatory of Music.  His major conducting professors were Eugene Corporon and Mallory Thompson.  He has received additional conducting studies from Michael Haithcock, Ron Johnson, John Whitwell, and Allan McMurray.  He has professional membership with the Music Educators National Conference, College Band Directors National Association, honorary membership in the Michigan School Band and Orchestra Association, and the World Association of Bands and Ensembles.