Dr Annie Mitchell is an Associate Professor in Southern Cross University’s Contemporary Music Program and Course Co-ordinator of the Bachelor of Contemporary Music Honours Program. Annie has a PhD in Music (Third Stream Composition), Masters Degree in Education (Adult Education in Music), Bachelor of Arts (Music) and Diploma of Education (Music/History). Her Doctorate included the composition of two jazz concerti plus thesis.
Her research interests include contemporary music theory, jazz and third stream composition, music pedagogy, community music, adult education, edutourism, and entertainment and musical careers on cruise ships.
Annie is double bassist in the Lismore Symphony Orchestra, North Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra and Clarence Valley Orchestra and was pianist with the Northern Rivers Big Band. She performs 12-15 concerts each year and composes and arranges compositions for orchestras, big bands, ensembles and choirs.
Teaching and supervision
She teaches contemporary music theory, musicianship, musicology, composition and arranging, music education, piano and ensemble.
Annie has experience in the supervision and examination of Honours students and post-graduate students at Masters and Doctoral levels.