David Mitchell is an Edmonton string educator, composer and church musician. Using his training in the Suzuki method David has taught a large violin and viola studio in Edmonton for the last 15 years. Former Music Director at the Society for Talent Education, David recently founded the Largesse School of Musical Arts.
David has long history conducting student ensembles, church choirs, and new music concerts. Playing piano and organ, he served for seven years as Music Coordinator at Maranatha CRC, and has served for over 10 years at Concordia Lutheran Seminary. David regularly writes and arranges music for use by student ensembles and in worship services.
David received a BMus Composition degree from Wilfrid Laurier University, and a MMus Composition degree from the University of Alberta, where he studied both viola and piano. David has studied composition with Peter Hatch, Glenn Buhr, Howard Bashaw and Malcolm Forsyth. As a conductor, David has studied with Noel Edison, Michael Purvis-Smith and Leonard Ratzlaff.