Mitchell Cox has worked as a professional pianist around the globe; with a swing band in Japan, as a University instructor and performer in the UK, and across Canada as a church musician, teacher, and as an Examiner with the Toronto Conservatory of Music. After landing a position with the Regina Symphony Orchestra as principal keyboard early in his career, Mitch relocated to England to train and develop more seriously as a sight reader and accompanist. As well as accompanying and coaching instrumentalists and vocalists of all levels, Mitch has served with dance companies, as an opera repetiteur, as a rehearsal and audition pianist in the theatre, with orchestras, and, of course, for choirs of many sizes and styles. He is by talent and inclination an accompanist and coach.
His choral work has followed a natural progression into directing, and as well as serving at a number of churches as Music Director, he now fills that capacity with Brighton United Church. He is also beginning his fifth season heading the talented amateur choir, Vocalese.
New ventures for Mitchell in the 2015/16 season include serving as Accompanist and Pianist for The Northumberlan Orchestra and Choir, and as Music Director with Michael Gellman and his ensemble at Colborne’s newly formed Process Theatre.
Classically trained, but comfortable in all styles of music, Mitchell has recently formed part of a jazz trio, Take Three, which plays locally in the Brighton area. He has produced and recorded two solo CDs: Songs You Never Knew You Knew and Mummery and Mistletoe, Solo Piano and Accompaniments for Carolling.
In addition, Mitchell continues to teach across Northumberland, from Trinity Christian School in Port Hope, to Trinity-St. Andrews in Brighton, and of course at home in Castleton.