Mitchell Piper

Mitchell Piper

Founding Executive Director

Mitchell PiperMitchell Piper has had an extensive career in the music industry ranging from performing artist, artist manager, and business executive. His far-reaching accomplishments have positively influenced the careers of young performers for over two decades in the US, Central Europe, and Asia.

Mitchell owns Piper Artists Management, one of the preeminent artist management firms in the world today. Piper Artists provides world-wide representation to a select group of classical singers, conductors, and stage directors that are regularly engaged by international opera, and concert halls including; the Metropolitan Opera, Royal Opera House Covent Garden, La Scala, Berlin Staatsoper, National Opera de Paris, Grand Théâtre de Genèva, San Francisco Opera, Royal Albert Hall, and Carnegie Hall. He is currently the President of Opera Managers Association International, which includes dozens of prominent artist managers from around the globe and is organized in Frankfurt, Germany.

Mitchell is in demand as a master teacher and he has provided master classes and career consultations for young artist development programs at the Washington National Opera, Virginia Opera, Connecticut Opera, Lyric Opera of Kansas City, the Manhattan School of Music, Academy of Vocal Arts (AVA), The Juilliard School, New York University, Montclair State University, Wichita State University, and The Hartt School. His past teaching positions include Chairman of Graduate Opera at The Hartt School, and Visiting Professor for the Steinhardt School at New York University. His students have successfully competed in the McCalister Awards, Loren L. Zachary Competition, the Metropolitan Opera National Council Awards, and have been accepted into Young Artist Programs with the Houston Grand Opera, Lyric Opera of Chicago, Metropolitan Opera, Chautauqua Opera, Central City Opera, and the Santa Fe Opera.

As a performing artist, Mitchell made his professional debut with the Connecticut Opera in Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte. He has appeared in leading roles in Carmen, Ariadne auf Naxos, Der Freischütz, Fidelio, I Pagliacci, Susannah, and Salome in both the US and Europe. He performed extensively in concert including performances with the late Robert Shaw, Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony at Avery Fisher Hall with conductor Yehudi Menuhin, and Mozart’s Missa Brevis, in association with the Mozart Bicentennial at Lincoln Center.