About Mitchell Covington

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Mitchell Covington has led many fine choral 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 Master's 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.

Mr. Covington was Artistic Director of the Duruflé in Paris Choral Festival in May, 2019. Over 80 singers from around the US and other countries participated in the 5-day festival that culminated in performances in Chartres Cathedral and Cathedral de Notre Dame. 

 

Mitchell currently serves on the Executive Board of the American Choral Director’s Association—Western Division. 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.