Mitchell to perform in Faculty Artist Series

By: ISU Communications and Marketing Staff, ISU Communications and Marketing Staff
October 26, 2010

Randy Mitchell will perform at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, as part of the Faculty Artist Series.

Mitchell, who plays, trombone and euphonium, will be accompanied by Martha Krasnican on piano. The concert, which is free and open to the public, will take place in the Center for Performing and Fine Arts Recital Hall.

In the "Old and New Favorites" concert, Mitchell will perform personal favorite pieces for the trombone and euphonium. Those pieces include "Sonata for Trombone and Piano" by Eric Ewazen; "Sonata ‘Vox Gabrieli'" by Stepjan Sulek; "Andante et Allegro" by Joseph Edward Barat; and "Migrane" by Jessica Ziegelbauer, an ISU music alumna and Fulbright Scholarship winner.

Mitchell has taught trombone and euphonium at ISU for 21 years. He is a member of the ISU Faculty Brass Quintet and also performs as principal trombone in both the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra and the Danville, Ill., Symphony Orchestra. He is also an original member of the Ambassador Brass Quintet. He has performed and taught throughout the region and the US. His performances and teaching abroad include China, Thailand, Taiwan, Japan, Germany and Austria.

A native of Evansville, he has a bachelor's degree in music education from Indiana State University as well as degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of North Texas.