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composer , educator , musician

Roscoe Edward Mitchell, musician, composer, educator. National Education Association composer/performer grantee, 1973; composition fellowship grantee, 1975, 78, 80; grantee Wisconsin Arts Board, 1981. Served with Band United States Army, 1958-1961. Member Association Advancement Creative Musicians (founder), Creative Arts Collective (founder, president).

Background

Mitchell, Roscoe Edward was born on August 3, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of Roscoe Edward and Ida (Carter) Mitchell.

Education

Educated, Wilson Junior College, 1961-1963.

Career

Member, Englewood High School Dance Band, Chicago, 1954-1958;principal, Roscoe Mitchell Sextet, 1965-1966;principal, Roscoe Mitchell Quartet, 1966-1967;principal, Roscoe Mitchell Art Ensemble, 1967-1969. Teacher in field; artist-in-residence University of Illinois, 1977. Creative Music Studio, Woodstock, New York, 1979, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1982.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Multi-instrumentalist, composer: Art Ensemble Chgo, since 1969, Sound, since 1981, Space, since 1981. Recordings include People in Sorrow, 1970 (French Prix de l'Academie du Jazz 1970), NONAAH, 1978 (Downbeat Magazine Record of Year award 1978), Snurdy McGurdy and her Dancing Shoes, 1981, Congliptious, Old Quartet.

Membership

Served with Band United States Army, 1958-1961. Member Association Advancement Creative Musicians (founder), Creative Arts Collective (founder, president).

Connections

Married Marianne Bell. Children: Lisa Jackson, Atala Nicole.

father:
Roscoe Edward Mitchell

mother:
Ida (Carter) Mitchell

spouse:
Marianne Bell

child:
Lisa Jackson Mitchell

child:
Atala Nicole Mitchell