Called an “iconoclast" by the New York Times, Roscoe Mitchell has forged a lifetime of truly free music and has led an inspirational life as composer, musician, and teacher. Currently a department chair of composition at Mills College, a position once held by esteemed composer Darius Milhaud, Roscoe’s past is abundant with art and musical achievement and awards. His work with the A.E.C. and the A.A.C.M are the majority of his recorded music, but he has also toured and performed with many of the greatest names of Jazz. Roscoe was also recently awarded a National Endowment of the Arts fellowship.