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Mission Statement for the Mitchell Community College Music Department

The Music Department seeks to prepare students with a foundation for a career in music while offering educational enrichment that meets the lifelong learning needs of a diverse citizenry.

Start your career in music at Mitchell with an Associate in Fine Arts in Music degree. Our accredited program prepares you for transfer to a four-year college or university to earn a bachelor’s degree.

The Associate in Fine Arts in Music to Bachelor of Music Articulation Agreement (AFA in Music to BM) is an agreement jointly created by the North Carolina Community College System AFA in Music programs and the University of North Carolina System/the North Carolina Independent College and Universities BM programs. The AFA in Music to BM is focused on facilitating the transfer process for students who begin music studies at a community college and then transfer to one of the UNC System BM programs.

College Transfer/Articulation Agreements – UNC System

Uniform Articulation Agreement (Associate in Fine Arts) | NC Community Colleges

Award-winning faculty members are professional musicians who provide individual and small-group lessons. Be challenged and supported by high-quality instruction and personal attention as you progress in musicianship and performance. You will gain knowledge in music theory and music history. You will also develop your talents in solo recitals and ensemble concerts learning from professional musicians in master classes, recitals and ensemble performances.

Dr. Beverly Brown, Coordinator/Instructor
(704) 978-5479

Mitchell Community College’s Music Department is accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music

1250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21, Reston, VA 20190-5248 
Phone: (703) 437-0700 Email:

Dr. Beverly Brown, Department Chair, 704-978-5479,

PhD UNC Greensboro

MM University of GA

BM Appalachian State University

Emily Schuttenberg, Piano, Aural Skills, Accompanist, 704-978-5425,

MM Western Carolina University

BA Huntingdon College

Eduardo Cedeño: Strings

MM Butler University

BA Butler University

Kathryn Dean: Fundamentals

M.M.Ed Florida State University

BM Lancaster University

Miranda Henry: Saxophone

DMA student UNC Greensboro

MM University of Tennessee

BM University of Iowa

Anne Linebarger: Trumpet

MM University of New Mexico

BM Florida State University

Samantha O’Hare: Flute

DMA student UNC Greensboro

MM University of Massachusetts Amherst

BA Mount Holyoke College

Dr. Aaron Prillaman: Guitar

DMA Arizona State University

MM East Carolina University

BM Appalachian State University

Kathleen Smith: Voice, Chorus

MM Erskine Theological Seminary

BM Erskine CollegeJoshua Stevenson: Trombone, Band

M.M.Ed UNC Greensboro

BM Appalachian State University

Lynn Wilemon: Theory, Music History

MM Appalachian State University

BM UNC Charlotte

Xin Yin: Percussion

DMA student UNC Greensboro

MM University of North Texas

BM Baylor University