Mitchell Dietz is a composer, conductor, and trumpet player 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 and recorded by many ensembles, including the Luther College Chamber Orchestra, Fortress Brass Quintet, and Sympathetic Vibrations.
Recently, his Trio for flute, oboe, and clarinet was awarded First Prize in the college division of the Iowa Composers Forum 16th Annual Student Composers Competition. 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 also had the opportunity to attend numerous master classes led by preeminent composers and performers, including composer Stephen Paulus and trumpeter Steven Hendrickson.
While at Luther Mitchell also performed and toured both nationally and abroad with Luther College’s Concert Band and Symphony Orchestra. He currently resides in Chatfield, Minnesota.
Name: Mitchell Dietz
Lives in: Chatfield, Minnesota
Occupation: Music Composer
1st Prize, College Division - 16th Annual Iowa Composers Forum Composition Competition
Luther College (Decorah, IA)