From his beginnings as a boy treble with Derek Holman, to Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir under Robert Cooper, Mitchell went on to study voice and composition at Western University. He has worked with many other visionary choral conductors, including Sir David Willcocks, Helmuth Rilling, Paul Hillier, Tonu Kaljuste, and Kaspars Putnins. As a conductor, Mitchell has worked with choirs and orchestras across Canada and is in demand as a festival adjudicator and clinician. He is the artistic director of both Oriana Women’s Choir as well as The Cellar Singers, and since 2004, he has been the choral director at Interprovincial Music Camp. Since its inauguration in 2017, Mitchell has been the music director and conductor of Acquired Taste, the project-based amateur choir of professional instrumentalists co-ordinated by Pocket Concerts. He is guest conducting for the Elmer Iseler Singers in their current season, most recently leading the women at their Toronto Symphony Orchestra appearance in Holst’s the Planets, and as conductor for the EIS series concert featuring David Lang’s The Little Match Girl Passion and Fauré’s Requiem. Mitchell sings professionally with the Elmer Iseler Singers under Lydia Adams, and Choir 21 with David Fallis. He has also been featured as a pops soloist under the baton of Howard Cable, and as a jazz singer across Toronto. Mitchell has recorded for Naxos, Perimeter Records and Centrediscs.