Dr. Ceylon Mitchell II is a flutist, educator, and entrepreneur on a mission to celebrate Black and brown voices in classical music. He earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Maryland School of Music, under the tutelage of Dr. Sarah Frisof. He has performed in venues such as Boston’s Symphony Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts with Robert Glasper, and the Music Center at Strathmore as an Artist in Residence. An avid chamber musician, Dr. Mitchell leads his own music collective, Raíces Negras, celebrating Black and Latine voices with contemporary classical and jazz music. As a music educator, Dr. Mitchell is the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra flute choir director and a flute faculty member with Levine Music, the Washington D.C. region’s preeminent center for music education. Originally from Anchorage, Alaska, he resides in Baltimore, MD with his wife and two sons.