Ceylon Mitchell

Ceylon M.

Greenbelt, MD

About Ceylon M.

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Ceylon teaches: Ages 8 to 60
Special needs
Teaching since: January 2008
Last sign in: Within two months

Overview

Ceylon Narvelle M. II is a flute performance and music education student at the Boston University School of Music (BM’13, MM ‘14). He has studied with Professor Linda Toote. Mr. M. has performed in various masterclasses and workshops for professional flutists such as Trevor Wye, Marianne Gedigian, Judith Mendenhall, and Cynthia Meyers. Ensemble experience includes the MetroWest Opera Orchestra, Boston University Symphony Orchestra, Boston University Chamber Orchestra (principal), University of Rochester Symphony Orchestra (principal), and various chamber groups. As a testament to his performance abilities, Elaine Stroh, University of Rochester Music Department Chair Assistant, has said:

“Ceylon’s recital was a wonderful presentation, well executed and extremely artistic.”

Mr. M loves to perform for his church, school, and music community. Teaching and inspiring new generations of students through music is also one of his passions. A native of Anchorage, Alaska, Mr. M has already been offered the band director position at his old high school. At school in Boston, Mr. M is the new director of the Boston University Flute Ensemble. Outside of school, he is a substitute musician with local Boston orchestras and has worked as a flute instructor with Making Music Matters – Boston. He has also served as a Teaching Assistant with the Boston Flute Academy. Previous instructors include Carmen Lemoine, Corinne McVee, and Sharon Nowak.

Lessons with Mr. M are challenging yet joyful experiences filled with singing, listening activities, instrumental technique building, composition and improvisation opportunities, as well as professional advice. Students are feel and encouraged to engage in equal dialogue with their instructor and take risks in the process of their own music making! 

*** Specialties ***
Classical

Photos and Videos

RiverDale Chamber Gig 10 26 14 D'Indy Mvt 1

Experience

Flute Choir Conductor

Aug 2015 - Present
Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra

•Selecting and purchasing repertoire appropriate for ensemble ability
•Explaining and teaching standard repertoire, proper flute technique and posture
•Providing a class website as a comprehensive resource for enrolled students
•Assigning homework that develops student notation skills and technical ability
•Directing rehearsals and preparing students for multiple concerts during the year

Principal Flute

Nov 2014 - Present
University of Maryland Symphony Orchestra

• Perform various concerts on flute and piccolo

Flute Instructor & Sales Associate

Aug 2014 - Oct 2015
Music & Arts

• Schedule and provide flute lessons for students of all ages in the Washington D.C. Metro Area

Director of Boston University Flute Ensemble

Aug 2013 - May 2014
Boston University

• Selecting and purchasing repertoire appropriate for ensemble ability
• Explaining and teaching standard repertoire, proper flute technique and posture
• Selecting and working with capable, knowledge flute TAs
• Providing a class website as a comprehensive resource for enrolled students
• Assigning homework that develops student notation skills and technical ability
• Directing rehearsals and preparing students for multiple concerts during the year

Education

Music Performance (MM)

Aug 2014 - Present
University of Maryland

Music Education (MM)

Aug 2013 - Jan 2014
Boston University

Music Performance (BM)

Aug 2010 - May 2013
Boston University

Languages Spoken

Spanish

Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher Training Certificate

May 2014
Boston Flute Academy

Awards

Young Alaska Artist Award

Aug 2014
Anchorage Festival of Music

BU College of Fine Arts - Music Education Department Honors Award

Apr 2014
Boston University

National TI:ME Music Technology Leadership Academy 2013

Feb 2013
Technology in Music Education (TI:ME)

Affiliations

National Association for Music Education

Aug 2007
NAFME

Founded in 1907, NAfME is among the world’s largest arts education organizations. NAfME advocates at the local, state, and national levels; provides resources for teachers, parents, and administrators; hosts professional development events; and offers a variety of opportunities for students and teachers.

National Flute Association

Aug 2006

The National Flute Association, founded in 1972, is the largest flute organization in the world. Approximately 5,000 members from more than 50 countries join together in person, online, at conventions, informally and in forums, through publications and classrooms, in performance, in friendship and collegiality. Guided by its goals to encourage a higher standard of artistic excellence for the flute, its performers, and its literature, members include leading soloists, orchestral players, jazz and world music performers, teachers, adult amateurs, and students of all ages.

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4 Reviews on Ceylon M.

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Shari Apr 13, 2016
Flute · In home
Ceylon is fabulous! He has been a wonderful teacher for our daughter and he is incredibly patient. I would absolutely recommend him!
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Xiaojie Apr 13, 2016
Flute · In studio
Ceylon is a nice guy who exactly knows how to show the students the right way to master the instrument (flute). :)
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Shari Jan 11, 2016
Flute · In home
Ceylon is fabulous! He has been a wonderful teacher for our daughter and he is incredibly patient. I would absolutely recommend him!
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Xiaojie Jan 11, 2016
Flute · In studio
Ceylon is a nice guy who exactly knows how to show the students the right way to master the instrument (flute). :)
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