Elizabeth Mitchell

PhD Candidate
Music Education
Email: emitchel@uwo.ca


Music therapist, music educator, and music therapy educator Elizabeth Mitchell is passionate about the interdisciplinary connections between the fields of music therapy and music education. A PhD candidate in the department of music education at Western University, Liz is a recipient of the SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship (2012—2016), the SSHRC Canada Graduate Scholarship (2006—2007), as well as Western’s Gold Medal for Music Education (2005). She holds a master’s degree in music therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and an ARCT in piano performance. Prior to beginning her doctoral studies, Liz was employed as a music therapist at Lutherwood, a social service agency in Waterloo, where she worked with adolescents with mental health issues and older adults with dementia and a variety of physical and mental health concerns. Since 2007, she has also worked as a part-time instructor and clinical supervisor within the department of music therapy at Wilfrid Laurier University. From 2012-2015 she was the choral conductor for “El Sistema Aeolian” in London, and she is a soprano in the Canadian Chamber Choir.