Award-winning composer Jennifer Mitchell completed her Masters in Music Composition
at Georgia State University (GSU) in 2007 under the tutelage of Dr. Nickitas Demos
after graduating with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trombone Performance at GSU. In
2009, she was declared Composer of
the Year by the Atlanta branch of the National League of American Pen Women
(NLAPW). She has premiered pieces with groups including the Georgia
Symphony Orchestra, the Kennesaw State University Brass Ensemble, and the
Clibber Jones Ensemble. In 2013, Kennesaw State University commissioned
“Forge of Hephaestus” for brass ensemble as part of their 50th Anniversary
Celebration. She was also commissioned by the 2006 International Euphonium
Institute for her "Celebration Fanfare," written for antiphonal brass quintet and
In addition to composition, Ms. Mitchell instructs Music Composition and Music
Appreciation at Kennesaw State University. She currently performs with the
award-winning Georgia Brass Band and the Georgia Symphony Orchestra, and
can be heard playing trombone on Traveling Without Memory, the debut
experimental ambient electronica album by Vancouver-based Gunshae.
Jennifer, aka “Little Jen,” is also an award-winning DJ. Since 1994, she has
performed throughout North America with the biggest acts in electronic music.
“Lullabye,” her first ambient electronic music endeavor, was released by Sonic
Soul Recordings in 1997 on Cloudwatch: a Freeform Gathering. She was voted DJ of
the year in 1998 on the Sonic Soul website and Reader’s Choice: Atlanta’s Best DJ
for 2005 in Atlanta’s Creative Loafing newspaper. She has DJed in multimedia
pieces with Atlanta-based new music organizations Bent Frequency, Sonic
Generator, and neoPhonia. In 2012, She premiered “Pavo” by Dr. Nickitas Demos
with the acclaimed Atlanta Ballet, and premiered his piece “Eyes Wide Open”
with the Paideia Chamber Orchestra in 2015.
Jennifer is a member of the Society of Composers, Inc. (SCI), the American Composers
Forum (ACF), and the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers
(ASCAP). She is currently published with Solid Brass Music.