John Mitchell

John Mitchell has composed and produced the music for over 500 episodes of animation and 200 episodes of live-action television. He has won a Leo Award for his television work, and has been nominated for a Juno award for his children’s songs. Combining his interest in politics and his passion for music, he became the musical political satirist for CBC television’s MIDDAY out of Toronto and for CBC Vancouver Radio’s The Early Edition, Almanac andThe Afternoon Show.

A multi-instrumentalist, he has been a touring musician for over 25 years performing in every part of Canada. His music business experience includes his time as a concert producer, working with such artists as Tom Jones, Kenny Rogers, Brenda Lee, John Denver and Johnny Cash.

He is a member of the Society of Composers, Authors and Music Publishers of Canada, the Society for Reproduction Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers in Canada and the Writers Guild of Canada.

Previously taught:

  • Bob Dylan and Protest Music of the '60s (55+)   PLUS326
  • From Motor City to Hitsville: The Story of Motown (55+)   PLUS356
  • "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll but I Like It": The Story of the Rolling Stones (55+)   PLUS305
  • Jazz: The True American Music (55+)   PLUS231
  • Music for the Soul: From Church Gospel to Street-Corner R&B (55+)   PLUS230
  • Revisiting the 1960s—Revisiting the 1960s–The 1960s: Soundtrack of a Decade   AHCP272
  • Songs, Songwriting and the Business of Music (55+)   SCFC865
  • Talkin' 'bout My Generation: The Music of the '60s (55+)  PLUS376
  • The Blues: Where It All Begins (55+)   PLUS110
  • The Roots and History of Contemporary Popular Music (55+)   SCFC923
  • The Roots and History of the Beatles (55+)   PLUS239

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