Ceylon Narvelle Mitchell II is a music entrepreneur and arts administrator whose mission is keeping the arts alive, authentic, and accessible in our communities. He holds a master’s in music education from Boston University, a Master of Music (flute performance), and a graduate certificate in multimedia journalism from the University of Maryland (UMD). At UMD, he served as the communications and media coordinator in the Office of Community Engagement, managing public relations and digital content. Ceylon increased audience engagement on social platforms and managed successful campaigns, helping to foster connections between UMD and the surrounding communities. He currently works as the communications and public relations manager with the Arts and Humanities Council of Montgomery County.
As a private consultant and founder of M3 Music Media Marketing, Ceylon supports performing arts individuals and organizations with digital strategy and content in order to ensure their artistic success. Recent clients include the Clarice, Capitol Hill Jazz Foundation, and the JoGo Project. Ceylon also serves his church as the Media Ministry President, managing multimedia, live streaming, and mentorship.
An active freelance artist and educator, Ceylon is the co-founder and flutist of Potomac Winds as well as the Potomac Valley Youth Orchestra flute choir conductor. Recent achievements include the National Music Festival Symphony Orchestra and the Young Alaskan Artist Award in his hometown of Anchorage, Alaska. He has performed in masterclasses for professional flutists including Aaron Goldman, Marina Piccinini, and Sir James Galway.