Mitchell McCarthy is a Brooklyn-based composer, orchestrator, and producer.
He has written music for small ensemble, large ensemble, solo piano, voice, and electronics, and has collaborated with a wide range of musicians across the United States and Europe. Recent premieres include performances at the Queen Elisabeth Hall (Antwerp), the Palais des Beaux-Arts (Brussels), The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall (New York City), and at the New World Symphony Center (Miami). Fall 2018 saw Mitchell’s fifth season as music director of K/M•D/M, the contemporary ballet company he co-founded in 2012.
Mitchell’s collaborative work as an arranger, orchestrator, and producer includes recording sessions at Abbey Road Studios (London) and Avatar Studios (NYC), Hollywood Bowl performances by Kristin Chenoweth and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and critically-acclaimed stage works with the New York Theatre Workshop, The Little Orchestra Society, and the 92nd Street Y. As a copyist, Mitchell has provided performance materials for the symphony orchestras and ballets of Cincinnati, Denver, Houston, Kansas City, Portland (OR), Washington D.C., and Hong Kong, in addition to large-scale theatrical projects with New York’s Public Theatre, NY Theatre Workshop, and the Goodspeed Opera House.
When he’s not in the studio, Mitchell can likely be found obsessing over the biochemical properties of a good cider fermentation or shooing his cat, Joséphine, off the piano keys.