Nicole Mitchell
About The Series

Composer Portraits

For over twenty years, Miller's flagship series has fostered the creation of new work, served as an incubator...

Composer Portraits

Nicole Mitchell

Thursday, March 30, 2023, 8pm

Miller Theatre at Columbia University

Single Tickets on Sale: Monday July 25, 12pm
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The artistry of Nicole Mitchell is wide-ranging—a virtuosic flutist, acclaimed bandleader, noted educator, and the first woman president of Chicago’s Association for the Advancement of Creative Musicians (AACM). An award-winning composer, her music defies classification and celebrates contemporary African American culture. International Contemporary Ensemble performs a selection of her work from the past decade, featuring the composer as flutist.

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  • Lisa E. Harris voice
  • Nicole Mitchell flute
  • International Contemporary Ensemble


  • Transitions Beyond (2021) for soprano, flute, violin, clarinet, and cello
  • Inescapable Spiral (2017, rev. 2020)
  • Whispering Flame  (2017) co-composed by Nicole Mitchell and Lisa E. Harris
  • Procession Time (2017)
  • Building Stuff (2015)

Additional Information

Miller Theatre's 2022-23 season is supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of the Office of the Governor and the New York State Legislature, and by the Howard Gilman Foundation.

Support for contemporary music is provided by the Aaron Copland Fund for Music. Additional support is provided by the Amphion Foundation.

Photo by Caitlin Ochs for Miller Theatre