Krista Mitchell

krista.mitchell[at] / Cleveland, OH


  (2026)Case Western Reserve University
Doctor of Philosophy in Musicology, College of Arts and Sciences

May 2021
May 2021
Indiana University Bloomington
Master of Arts in Musicology, Jacobs School of Music
Master of Library Science, Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering
May 2014
Oklahoma City University
Bachelor of Arts Music (Voice)

Professional Experience


2021 – 2022
Case Western Reserve University
Research Fellow at The Cleveland Orchestra Archives
-Creates original blogs utilizing items and resources within the archives
-Completes cataloging projects, including visual materials

Graduate Teaching Assistant
-Provided one-on-one reference interactions
-Curated assignments and curriculum plans
-Facilitated digital interaction through Slack and Canvas
-Led occasional solo lectures
  2022Library of Congress – Music Division
Research and Cataloging Intern
-Created over 1,000 records in the LC catalog for the silent film collection and a collection of Disney copyright deposits
-Completed over 150 hours of independent research in the Music Division’s reading room on a wide variety of topics


Indiana University Cook Music Library
Senior Circulation Assistant
-Interacted with and assisted users with library resources
-Inventory management
-Responsible for supervising student employees

Digitization Assistant
-Participated in the digitization efforts for Indiana University Jacobs School of Music historical performances
-Scanned and edited performance-related documents and scores for Media Collections Online and Pages

Reference Assistant
-Worked on reference projects under librarian Misti Shaw Completed one-on-one reference interactions
Freelance Instructor
-Developed my own curriculum relating to music and music history for adolescents
2020Indiana University Jacobs School of Music
Graduate Assistant (with Dr. Jillian Rogers and Dr. Daniel Bishop)
-Performed general classroom management and grading
-Recorded and compiled additional instructional materials
-Gathered resources for an upcoming publication and companion website


Indiana University Cook Music Library
Library Instruction Assistant
-Acted as a liaison between undergraduate music students in a history review class and library resources
-Instructed one-time research and writing skills sessions
-Completed one-on-one reference interviews

Reference and Instruction Intern (with Misti Shaw, Head of Music Library Public Services and Outreach Associate Librarian)
-Worked directly with librarian Misti Shaw in creating and implementing lesson plans and assignments
-Developed learning outcomes in line with the ACRL framework for a music research skills class designed for undergraduate students
-Independently created a libguide to aid users in navigating the music library and its resources

Presentations and Publications (select)

2020“Salvific Embodiment Through Gesture” — Character, Caricature, Characterization 2020 MGSA Conference — Case Western Reserve University [Virtual] — October 3, 2020
2019“Defining the Gothic and Fairy Topics in Danny Elfman’s Scores for Tim Burton” — American Musicological Society Midwest Fall Chapter Meeting — Wayne State University, Detroit, MI — September 14, 2019

Honors and Awards

2021—Case Western Reserve University Teaching Fellowship
2018-2021Jacobs School of Music Fellowship
2019Midwest Library Service Scholarship
2019Charles B. Shaw Fellowship
2019H.W. Wilson Foundation Scholarship
2014Sigma Alpha Iota Collegiate Leadership Award
20102014Oklahoma City University Talent Award
2010­2014Oklahoma City University Trustee Award

Professional Memberships and Service

Music Graduate Student Association at Case Western Reserve University
2022-2023: Vice President, Communications
2020-2021Program Planning Committee Member: 2021 Indiana University Annual Symposium of Research in Music
2018—American Musicological Society (Midwest Chapter)
2018­—Music Library Association (Midwest Chapter)
2018—Music Library Students and Emerging Professionals
Graduate Musicology Association
2019-2020: Graduate and Student Professional Government Representative
2019—Society for American Music
2013—Pi Kappa Lambda

Sigma Alpha Iota
2018: Sergeant-At-Arms (Chicago Alumni Chapter)
2013–2014: President (Alpha Zeta Chapter)

**References available upon request.