Mitchell McCrady is a freelance horn player in the Columbus area. He regularly performs with the Central Ohio Symphony, New Albany Symphony Orchestra, Opera Project Columbus, and the Newark-Granville Symphony under various section seats. Mitchell’s focus during lessons is to create a solid foundation for improving sound production, encouraging musicality, and tackling anxiety through fearless performance. Lessons also include a strong emphasis on the fundamentals of brass playing through aerobic exercise, etude study, and lip control. He is comfortable coaching both solo and chamber works having performed advanced horn solo and quartet repertoire such as Schumann’s Concert Piece for four horns. His continued relationship with the McConnell Arts Center Chamber Orchestra of Worthington offers the opportunity to share varying ensemble experiences and techniques with developing horn students. He is especially interested in the use of horn in opera, film, and symphonic works.
Mitchell received his Bachelor of Music in Performance from the University of Dayton under Dr. Richard Chenoweth and his Masters of Music in Horn Performance at the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with Jeff Nelsen of the Canadian Brass.