About Mitchell Covington



Mitchell Covington is an accomplished choral and orchestral conductor who has led many exquisite ensembles over a 30-year career. He has directed choirs and orchestras in performances in the United States and throughout Europe.


Mitchell Received a Bachelor of Music degree from San Francisco State University where he studied choral conducting with Byron McGilvray and orchestral conducting with Lazlo Varga. He received a Masters degree in Choral Conducting from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, graduating with honors. At USC he studied choral conducting with Rod Eichenberger, Orchestral Conducting with Hanz Beer and Choral Arranging with Morten Lauridsen.


He is the Artistic Director of Voci Women’s Vocal Ensemble, a group he founded in 1991. He directed the Bay Choral Guild from 1995–2001, and led a seven-choir music program with over 300 participants at First Presbyterian Church of Berkeley for 23 years.


Mitchell currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Choral Director’s Association—Western Division and is the Artistic Director of the Duruflé in Paris Choral Festival. He frequently serves as guest conductor and clinician for church and school choirs throughout the SF Bay Area and as adjudicator and clinician for choir festivals and conferences.