Jason Mitchell, a native of McAllen, Texas, is a composer currently living in Champaign, Illinois. He has earned a M.M. in both Music Composition and Guitar Performance from Texas Tech University, in Lubbock, Texas. He has also earned a B.A. in Guitar Performance from the University of Texas-Pan American. He is currently pursuing at D.M.A. in music composition at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mr. Mitchell is currently studying composition with Heinrich Taube and Scott Wyatt. Former instructors include Bruce Pennycook , Mary Jeanne van Appledorn, Steven Paxton, Carl Seale, and Teresa LeVelle.
He has studied guitar with James Bogle, Eduardo Miranda and John Ford and has participated in master classes with Scott Tennant, William Kannegiser, Nathaniel Gonoud and Phillip Hii.