Bradley Mitchell studied with Steven Barta at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University where he graduated in May 2013 with dual Bachelor of Music degrees in Clarinet Performance and Music Education. Mitchell made his solo debut at the age of seventeen, playing the first movement of Mozart’s Clarinet Concerto with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Since then, he has enjoyed performing with a variety of ensembles. Recently he has performed with the Charm City Collegium, Occasional Symphony, and the Harrisburg Choral Society. He was featured playing the E-flat clarinet on the Naxos Label with the Peabody Wind Ensemble in a recording of Johan de Meij’s 1st and 3rd Symphonies, which was nominated for a Grammy. He has worked with conductors Marin Aslop, Leon Fleisher, Cristian Măcelaru, Harlan Parker, Gene Young, and Edward Polochick, and performed in masterclasses for Ricardo Morales, Robert DiLutis, Ralph Skiano, Kim Fischer, and the Brentano String Quartet.
Mitchell currently teaches elementary general music and band at Oakleigh and Sussex Elementary Schools in Baltimore County Public Schools. He teaches a successful private clarinet and bass clarinet studio in the greater Baltimore area. He performs as a member of Colloquy Winds, a Baltimore-based wind quintet that enjoys performing an eclectic repertoire.