Ceylon Mitchell, flute & Corey Sittinger, marimba
May 12, 2020 School of Music | College of Arts and Humanities
School of Music graduate students Ceylon Mitchell, flute and Corey Sittinger, marimba perform Kembang Suling.
School of Music graduate students Ceylon Mitchell, flute and Corey Sittinger, marimba perform Kembang Suling – a musical snapshot and interpretation of Southeast Asia by New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. Mitchell is a student of Sarah Frisof; Sittinger is a student of Lee Hinkle.
Ceylon N. Mitchell II is an active freelance performer, educator, entrepreneur and arts advocate in the Washington, D.C. metro area. His mission is “keeping classical music alive, authentic and accessible.” Recent accomplishments include a 2019 Prince George’s Arts and Humanities Council Artist Fellowship Grant and 2018 Prince George’s County Forty UNDER 40 Award in Arts & Humanities. Ceylon is in the Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) flute program at the University of Maryland.
Corey Sittinger is a freelance percussionist in the Baltimore and DC Metropolitan areas. He is currently pursing his Master of Music degree at the University of Maryland under Dr. Lee Hinkle and got his Bachelor of Music degree at Towson University under Dr. Michelle Humphreys. He previously studied with Marc Dinitz at Montgomery College, Maryland. He has also studied jazz vibraphone with Mike Noonan. Sittinger has played with groups in the area including the DC Concert Orchestra, Arundel Vocal Arts Society, 21st Century Consort and Capitol City Symphony. As an educator, he has done clinics and masterclasses throughout Maryland public schools.