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Coordinator of Academic Operations - Music Performance

University of Central Oklahoma


Mitch Bell is an Oklahoma City based guitarist/songwriter/producer most known for his work with GRAMMY® nominated artist, ZHU, and Grunge/R&B duo, THEY. Mitch’s involvement with these artists has led him to work on countless projects and collaborations with other artists including Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Trombone Shorty, Charli XCX, Skrillex, Tame Impala, Portugal. The Man and many, many more.

Prior to his work with such esteemed artists, he honed his craft by earning a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree from the nationally renowned jazz studies program at The University of Central Oklahoma. Immediately after graduation, Mitch was invited to teach guitar at ACM@UCO during its inaugural 2009 fall semester. In 2010, he accepted the Program Director duties for the Contemporary Music Performance degree program at ACM@UCO.

After several years of writing and working on various projects with ZHU, Mitch was invited to be the guitarist and musical director for his 2016 debut US tour, “NEON CITY”. Since then Mitch has performed at countless major North American festivals including Coachella, Lollapalooza, and Austin City Limits. Mitch has also performed on main stages across Europe, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Indonesia, and Malaysia. In January 2018, Mitch made his national television debut performing with THEY. on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”.

Mitch endorses Gibson guitars, Suhr guitars, Fractal Audio Systems, JH Audio, and D’Addario Strings.

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