Aundrey Mitchell  viola


Aundrey Mitchell

"I believe, as a musician, that it is important to always be open to learning no matter what your level of expertise or stage in your development."

Aundrey began playing the viola at the age of ten when her school string music program needed a violist. She grew up near Cleveland and attended the Cleveland Institute of Music. Aundrey came to New York to pursue graduate studies at the Manhattan School of Music and at Rutgers University, where she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree.

Her performing career has included performances at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, the Kimmel Center, the Mariinsky Theater, and Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall. She has toured with the Philadelphia Virtuosi in Brazil, Argentina, Russia and Serbia. She particularly enjoys playing chamber music in addition to solo and orchestral playing. “Chamber music is a communal activity and event. You are communicating and collaborating more intimately and democratically. Your individual musical givings contribute to the whole of the performance”.

Aundrey feels that musicians are constantly growing and learning. “I believe, as a musician, that it is important to always be open to learning no matter what your level of expertise or stage in your development. Teachers arrive in the form of mentors, students, and colleagues”. She enjoys teaching students of all ages and levels.

In addition to teaching and performing Aundrey also enjoys art, reading, writing, history, and food.