In April, 2019 Janice Misurell-Mitchell was awarded an Artists Fellowship by the Illinois Arts Council, for $15,000, as unrestricted funds.

Upcoming Performances

New Music Chicago 15th Anniversary Bash
Epiphany Center for the Arts, Shows at 7:30 and 9:00PM
Performances of Varèse, Density 21.5, for solo flute, and
JM-M, The Light that Burns: in memoriam Gabriel Mitchell, for alto flute/voice

“Freedom From and Freedom To”, the Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, December 5 and 6, 2020
An Evening of Dance, Music and Improvisation, Curated by Crystal Sabbagh
Online performance, details to follow.


Thurs, April 9, 2020

Weds. April 15, 6pm
“Fresh Ayers” Event: The Mental Traveler
Reading by WJT Mitchell
The Mental Traveler
Performance by Janice Misurell-Mitchell
The Light that Burns, for voice/flute
Seminary Co-op Bookstore
5751 S. Woodlawn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60637
Admission free

Saturday, April 18, 2020, 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Chicago Flute Club Member Showcase
Performance of The Light that Burns, and Una voce perduta
First United Methodist Church
418 W. Touhy Ave, Park Ridge, IL 60068
Admission free with membership, or as guest of a member

Quarantine Performances

Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 7-10pm
Hothouse Global: Chicago Experimental – A Bold Three-Part Program of Accomplished Composers in a Stylistically Diverse Showcase of Contemporary Chicago Music
with Dave Rempis, Janice Misurell-Mitchell and Charles Rumback’s Fast Shadows
Janice Misurell-Mitchell, 7:45pm – 8:45pm or

Chicago Flute Club Member Showcase, May 18, 2020

Performances by JM-M of Una voce perduta, for solo alto flute,
and Sometimes the City is Silent, for flute
National Flute Association Commission, 2003.

Make Music Chicago, June 21, 2020 Solstice Festival

Performance of Hugo Ball’s Karawane, and Gadjiberibimba, for solo voice.

Six Degrees Composers Showcase at HotHouse Global, July 8, 2020

Performances by JM-M of of Una voce perduta, for solo alto flute,
and Sometimes the City is Silent, for flute
Performance of Vanishing Points/Quantum Leaps I, with Emily Marlow, clarinet,
Ming Huang Xu, violin, Cheng-hou Lee, cello, and Winston Choi, piano
from Six Degrees Composers Concert, May 17, 2019

“Freedom From and Freedom To” at the Elastic Arts Foundation, Chicago, August 23, 2020
An Evening of Dance, Music and Improvisation, Curated by Crystal Sabbagh

Dancers: Carole McCurdy Cristal Sabbagh
Musicians: Jefferey Thomas (guitar, electronics) Janice Misurell-Mitchell (voice and flutes)

New Music Not at the Green Mill, Amy Wurtz, curator, September 13, 2020

Performance by JM-M of Blooz Man/Poet Woman

Recent Comissions

Resistant Noise, commissioned by the Ear Taxi Festival for performance on October 11, 2020

Recent Performances of Music by Janice Misurell-Mitchell

Friday, February 21, 2020, 10:30am
Splice Festival, Miami University
Concert 2
Karawane, for voice/alto flute and electronics, JM-M, voice/alto flute
Souers Recital Hall, Center for Performing Arts
420 South Patterson Avenue
Oxford, OH, 45056
Admission free

March 2 – 20, 2020
Ragdale Foundation Residency
Lake Forest, IL

Saturday, January 25, 2020
6:30pm, talk; 7:30pm, concert
Chicago Composers Orchestra
New Works for Jazz-rock Ensemble and Orchestra
JM-M, Commission for CCO, Aurisons
Ganz Hall at Roosevelt University
430 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
Tickets: $15, $20, $30

Monday, January 20, 2020, 7:00pm
6Degrees Composers
“Embracing the Spirit – the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.”
Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Mamiwata, for solo marimba, John Corkill, marimba
Una voce perduta:, in memoriam, Ted Shen, for solo alto flute
JM-M, alto flute
Grace Place Episcopal Church
537 S. Dearborn St.
Chicago, IL 60605
Admission free, reception follows the concert

Sunday, January 19, 2020, 2:00pm – 5:00pm
New Music at the Green Mill Series
Janice Misurell-Mitchell, Scat/Rap Counterpoint
JM-M, voice, Ernie Adams, percussion
The Green Mill
4802 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60640
Admission: $5.00


Music for chamber ensemble and voices based on phrases and ideas from Jacques Attali’s Noise

Teaching – SAIC: Music, Voice and Text; Music and the Political