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Michael Mitchell, an accomplished pianist, has an eclectic style of playing pulling from his classical training, gospel roots, love of jazz, and gift from God. The development of his style has been enhanced by his desire to learn, teach, and travel. Michael, most notably, arranged “Un Peu Plus Haut, Un Peu Plus Loin” for the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, Canada, which was performed at the Opening Ceremony. He completed 4 years conducting/music directing the North American Tour of “Jesus Christ Superstar” starring Ted Neeley, of the motion picture Jesus Christ Superstar. Michael was the Music Director for the revolutionary gospel musical experience, Jesus Christ Superstar Gospel, which premiered in Atlanta, GA at the Alliance Theater; in which he was awarded the Suzi Bass Award for ‘Best Musical Director’. As the Music Director for The Best of Both Worlds, Michael was nominated for the Independent Reviewers of New England Award for the Best Music Director. Also, he music directed for the Harlem Boy’s and Girls Alumni Choir at China’s Music and Arts Festival. Michael received his music business degree from DePauw University; where he was part of the orchestra, band, jazz band and other music ensembles. As a pianist, Michael has performed with Bob Mintzer of the Grammy Winning Yellowjackets, Corey Glover from Grammy winning band Living Colour, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Jim Widner, Leonard Hokinson, Randy Salman, Marc Fields and many others. Deemed one of the up and coming great versatile pianists, he was a guest pianist on St. Louis’ leading classical station, Classic 99. Michael received honorable mention from the Stravinsky International Piano Competition. As a percussionist, Michael performed with The American Musical Ambassador Concert Band (European tour) and the John Philip Sousa Concert Band. He has received many regional and national awards in both piano and percussions. Michael continues to perform nationally and internationally.