Meet our Student Mentor, Mitchell Galligan. Mitchell has been a part of the Colorado Composes with Friends Project for 2 years. He is a participant but is acting as a mentor to his peers.
Here is Mitchell's biography and photo.
Mitchell Galligan is a sophomore at the Denver School of the Arts in the piano major. He enjoys a wide range of genres from baroque to romantic, classical to impressionist, jazz to world, rock, pop, and anything in between.
Some school activities Mitchell has participated in include performing in the pit of the 2017 DSA All School Musical, In the Heights, on piano and keyboard; DSA Jazz Band; DSA Full Orchestra; U.S. International Piano Duo Competition; DSA POPS Show; DSA Guitar Final Jam; Tri-M Music Honors Society; and accompanied at the TASHCO Young Artists Alliance Vocal Competition.
Outside of his school, he has participated in the Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra playing viola for 4 years; in the Colorado Junior Composition Competition; and won 1st at the 2017 NFMC Colorado State Federation. He has been a finalist in the SSMTA Masterworks and gone to the Lamont School of Music Summer Academy for the past 2 years.
Writing for Multiple Instruments and an Introduction to our
Beginning Students who have composed for the first time.
5 Star Composers for Theme 1
4 Star Composers for Theme 1
Writing for our Solar Eclipse Challenge
Students had just two weeks to prepare a piece for the 2017 Solar Eclipse. Mason Marcy and Johann Mohnen have written pieces to inspire all of us during this event.