Dr. Mitchell Hutchings
DMA, Eastman School of Music
MM, Florida State University
BM, Western Carolina University
Assistant Professor

Areas of Expertise: 
Voice Performance

Email: mhutchings@fau.edu
Office Phone: 561.297.4065
Office: AL 251

Mitchell Hutchings

Mitchell Hutchings, baritone, has performed as a soloist throughout the United States and abroad. In 2014, he won first place in The American Prize in Vocal Performance – Professional Opera Division competition and was the recipient of the Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award. He has performed as a soloist in principal roles with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Hartford Opera Theater, Opera Saratoga, Pensacola Opera, Charlottesville Opera, Rochester Lyric Opera, Gulfshore Opera, and the National Lyric Opera of New York. Dr. Hutchings is also a Professional Member of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences®. Most recently, Dr. Hutchings was part of a winning team that shared a $15,000 OPERA America Innovation Grant through San Diego Opera’s international technology-driven project: Opera Hack 3.0.

Dr. Hutchings has been featured for his work as a vocal pedagogue in  CS Music  ( Classical Singer  online),  Operapolitan Schmopera , and  Modern Singer . In addition, he participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program, held at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. He has been a guest faculty artist with Opera Orlando, MusicFor International at L’Ateneo Internazionale della Lirica di Sulmona (Italy), and Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua (Mexico). Dr. Hutchings is the education abroad program faculty leader for FAU Opera in Italy.

Applied voice students from Mitchell Hutchings’ studio have performed with Washington National Opera, the National Symphony Orchestra, Palm Beach Opera, Glimmerglass Festival, Pittsburgh Opera, Seagle Music Colony, Ohio Light Opera, Charlottesville Opera, Pensacola Opera, Oberlin in Italy, Finger Lakes Opera, the Accademia Vocale Lorenzo Malfatti in Lucca, Italy, the Russian Opera Workshop, and others. Many of the same students have also won prizes at the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions and the Premiere Opera International Vocal Competition. In addition, they have competed in the district, regional, and national semi-final rounds of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Former applied voice students have been offered acceptance with scholarship offers at Yale University, Florida State University, Indiana University, Mannes School of Music, University of Michigan, Eastman School of Music, Boston University, The Hartt School, Stony Brook University, University of Arizona, Michigan State University, Pennsylvania State University, and Binghamton University. He also had a former student participate in the Joyce DiDonato Master Class series at Carnegie Hall in 2016. Commercial artists who have worked with Dr. Hutchings have toured internationally and have been featured in Rolling Stone .

Performance highlights include the title role in  Gianni Schicchi , John Proctor in  The Crucible , Michele in  Il tabarro , Marcello and Schaunard in  La bohème , Escamillo in  La tragédie de Carmen , Ben in  The Telephone , Father in  Ragtime , and he was “exemplary” ( Sylva Herald ) in the title role in  Sweeney Todd, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street , under the direction of Terrence Mann, where “his range and presence commanded attention any time he was on stage.” Dr. Hutchings received training as a young artist with Des Moines Metro Opera, Opera Saratoga, Pensacola Opera, Charlottesville Opera, Opera Maine, and Dicapo Opera Theatre.

Concert credits include Handel’s  Messiah  with the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra at Our Lady of Victory Basilica, Brahms’  Ein deutsches Requiem  with the Rochester Oratorio Society, Mozart  Requiem  and Beethoven  Choral Fantasy  with the National Sacred Honor Choir in Carnegie Hall, and the Beethoven  Mass in C  with the Tallahassee Community Chorus.

Mitchell Hutchings holds a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Western Carolina University (2016 Young Alumnus Award), a Master of Music in Vocal Performance from Florida State University (2015 Thirty Under 30 Distinguished Young Alumni), and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Performance and Literature (voice) from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. He makes his home in South Florida with his spouse, composer Dr. Sarah Hutchings.

Personal website: www.mitchellhutchings.com