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Leona Mitchell

1-2 p.m., Thursday March 28

Legendary Metropolitan Opera Soprano, Leona Mitchell, will make a stop at Oklahoma City Community College (OCCC), Thursday, March 28 from 1 to 2 p.m. to give a presentation to vocal music students and the college community. Mitchell’s presentation will take place in the Visual and Performing Arts Center, room 132, followed by solo performances by OCCC vocal music students.


About Leona Mitchell

Born in 1949, Mitchell is an Enid, Oklahoma native and a Chickasaw operatic soprano as well as an Oklahoma Music Hall of Fame inductee.

Mitchell’s music career began at an early age. She attended choir at Antioch Church of God in Christ in Enid, where her father served as the minister, her mother as the pianist.

Mitchell received her bachelor’s degree in music from Oklahoma City University. She attended graduate studies at the Juilliard School in New York, and received honorary doctorates from Oklahoma City University and the University of Oklahoma. In 1983 she was inducted in the Oklahoma Women's Hall of Fame.

Mitchell currently lives in Houston, Texas with her husband and son.


Please join this exciting event open to the public. For more information, please contact Ruth Charnay, OCCC Communications and Arts director at, or (405) 682-1611, ext. 7143. You can also reach Cheryl Taylor, OCCC adjunct voice professor at

Where: Oklahoma City Community College
Phone: 682-1611
Address: 7777 S. May
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