Dr. MITCHELL HUTCHINGS
Dr. Mitchell Hutchings
DMA, Eastman School of Music
Areas of Expertise:
Vocal Solo and Opera Literature
Office: AL 235
Dr. Mitchell Hutchings, baritone, has performed as a soloist throughout the United States and abroad. He has received national distinction as a vocalist, educator, and ensemble director. In 2014, he won first place in The American Prize in Vocal Performance – Professional Opera Division competition and was the Friedrich & Virginia Schorr Memorial Award recipient. Dr. Hutchings has been featured for his work as a vocal pedagogue in CS Music (Classical Singer online), Operapolitan, Schmopera, and Modern Singer Magazine. He participated in the National Association of Teachers of Singing Intern Program, held at the University of Colorado Boulder in 2018. He was also nominated in 2018 for the GRAMMY's Music Education Award.
Students and alumni of Dr. Hutchings’ studio have performed with numerous training programs, young artist programs, and opera companies. Many of the same students have also won individual prizes in classical voice and musical theatre at the district, regional, and national levels of the National Association of Teachers of Singing student auditions and the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Commercial artists who have worked with Dr. Hutchings have been featured in Rolling Stone.
Performance highlights include the title role in Gianni Schicchi with Charlottesville Opera, John Proctor in The Crucible with Hartford Opera Theater, Michele in Il tabarro with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, Schaunard in La bohème with Gulfshore Opera, Escamillo in La tragédie de Carmen with Pensacola Opera, Ben in The Telephone with Opera Saratoga, Father in Ragtime with Utah Festival Opera & Musical Theatre, 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” (Sylva Herald). 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.
Mitchell Hutchings holds a Bachelor of Music in Voice Performance from Western Carolina University, a Master of Music in Voice Performance from Florida State University, and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Voice Performance and Literature from the University of Rochester's Eastman School of Music. He makes his home in South Florida with his spouse, composer Dr. Sarah Hutchings.