Rex Collin Mitchell
Rex Colin Mitchell was raised on his parents’ cattle ranch in the western desert of Utah. Thanks to the tenacity and sacrifice of his parents, he was able to travel to the Wasatch Front to take lessons through his teenage years. This eventually led him to attend Utah State University, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in cello performance. During his attendance, he studied with Anne Francis Bayless and developed his love for chamber music. After graduating, he earned his Master’s degree at the University of Arizona. As a member of the U of A Baroque Ensemble, he studied historical performance in Daroca, Spain, and also performed at the Festival Alfonso Ortiz Tirado in Alamos, Mexico. He now lives in American Fork, Utah, and teaches at the Gifted Music School.
Colin has taught extensively in Utah and Arizona, holding teaching positions at the USU Suzuki School, Mountain West String Academy, the Tucson Academy of Music and Dance, the U of A String Project, the Tucson Symphony Women’s Association, the Tucson Cello Congress, the Intermountain Suzuki String Institute, and the Gifted Music School. He was president of the Student Chapter of the American String Teachers Association at the U of A, and is currently on the board of the Suzuki Association of Utah. Other than music, his passions include good books, spending time on his parents’ ranch, and, above all, food!