Dr. David Mitchell

Dr. David Mitchell

DIRECTOR OF EDUCATION

Dr. David Mitchell is the Director of Education for Atlanta Institute of Music and Media. He is responsible for overseeing the Certificate and Degree programs offered at the school. He is also the academic advisor for the Music and Technology Degree programs and is responsible for program design, student advising and registration, monitoring attendance, disciplinary procedures, student retention, SAP monitoring, accreditation and compliance, hiring and evaluating faculty, maintaining personnel files and policy implementation and design. In addition, he teaches acoustic guitar, music appreciation and music history. Dr. Mitchell is a published composer who writes for large and small ensembles, interactive electronic and electroacoustic music for performance as well as original scores for films, video games, promotional ads and corporate videos. His commercial work includes music for Hilton Hotels and The Coca Cola Company. He has won numerous competitions, including the Olin Parker Composition Competition, Southeastern Composers League Phillip Slate Composition Competition and The Contemporary Chamber Ensemble Composition Competition. He also is the author of a music composition blog that was selected by Feedspot as one of the top fifteen music composition blogs online. Dr. Mitchell holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts Music Composition and Theory, Masters of Music Composition and a Bachelor’s Degree in Guitar Performance. In addition to his professional interests, Dr. Mitchell collects vinyl records and learning about astronomy and astrophysics.

Other Members

Zak Waddle

Zak Waddle

Instructional Designer
Ellen Chase

Ellen Chase

Registrar
Diane Searcy

Diane Searcy

Bursar and Financial Administrator
Chris Fragale

Chris Fragale

Director of Career Services and Outreach
Susan Shewbridge

Susan Shewbridge

Vocal Instructor
Dre Johnson

Dre Johnson

Vocal Instructor
A. Monique Osorio

A. Monique Osorio

Vocal Instructor
Tyler Hepner

Tyler Hepner

Music Production Instructor
Taylor Cinnamon

Taylor Cinnamon

Technical and Facility Supervisor
Scott Kieklak

Scott Kieklak

Dean of Student Services
Ryan Williams

Ryan Williams

Director of Technical Services
Kevin Rigney

Kevin Rigney

Music Production and Audio for Media Instructor
Kenneth Johnathan

Kenneth Johnathan

Technical Assistant
Keith O’Neill

Keith O’Neill

Senior Instructional Designer/Instructor
James Singer

James Singer

Audio for Media Instructor
Damon Fonooni

Damon Fonooni

Director of Music Production and Audio for Media
Benjamin Greener

Benjamin Greener

Music Production Instructor
Beau Vaughn

Beau Vaughn

Technical Assistant
Michael Milsap

Michael Milsap

Keyboard/Music Theory Instructor
Vitali Tkachenka

Vitali Tkachenka

Director of E-Learning/Guitar Instructor
Steve Rieck

Steve Rieck

Director of Instrument Performance Certification
Nite Driscoll

Nite Driscoll

President
Joshua Grau

Joshua Grau

Vice President
Cameron Allen

Cameron Allen

Guitar Instructor
Ben Weatherford

Ben Weatherford

Guitar Instructor
Steven Yelich

Steven Yelich

Keyboard/Gen Ed Instructor
Matt Hayes

Matt Hayes

Music Production/Gen Ed Instructor
Lauren Highsmith

Lauren Highsmith

Gen Ed Instructor
Eric Sanders

Eric Sanders

Drum Instructor
Eric Dansie

Eric Dansie

Drum Instructor
Creig Harber

Creig Harber

Director of Drum Department
Gary Wilkins

Gary Wilkins

Bass Instructor
Anthony East

Anthony East

Bass Instructor