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Mitchell Dietz is a composer and conductor born and raised in small town Montgomery, Minnesota. He has written a varied range of music, including works for solo instruments, chamber ensembles, orchestra, electronics, and film.
His works have been performed across the country and abroad. Hilltop Fanfare received its world premiere at the 2013 International Trumpet Guild conference, and Through the Lowland Valley was premiered at the 2014 conference and saw its first-ever international performance in Brazil. Mitch's Trio for flute, oboe, and clarinet was awarded First Prize in the college division of the Iowa Composers Forum 16th Annual Student Composers Competition in 2012.
As a conductor, Dietz has had the privilege of directing Luther College's Concert Band, Symphony Orchestra, Chamber Orchestra, and Collegiate Chorale, as well as several chamber ensembles.
Dietz earned his Bachelor’s Degree in music at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, where he studied composition with Dr. Brooke Joyce, conducting with Dr. Daniel Baldwin, and trumpet with Dr. Richard Tirk. He currently resides in Shakopee, Minnesota.
1st Prize, College Division - 16th Annual Iowa Composers Forum Composition Competition