Mitchell Owens (Uniting Voices Chicago Alum) is a composer, arranger, singer and instrumentalist. Beginning as a drummer at the age of two, Mitchell’s musical gifts were later nurtured through 10 years in Uniting Voices Chicago (formerly Chicago Children’s Choir) under the direction and mentorship of Josephine Lee. Owens studied percussion formally with Patricia Dash of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Douglas Waddell of the Lyric Opera Orchestra as part of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s Percussion Scholarship Program and studied piano at DePaul University with Regina Serkin.
Mitchell’s compositions embrace a variety of musical styles and mediums, with a passion for ensuring that musicians of all cultural backgrounds are free to express their own culture in their music. He wants his music to be universal. As Composer-in-Residence for Uniting Voices Chicago, Mitchell is excited and honored to contribute to the organization that has played such a pivotal role in his musical development.