Irvin Mayfield
  • Male
  • New Orleans, LA
  • United States
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I am a:
Teacher, Teaching Artist, Performing Artist
My school is:
The New Orleans Jazz Institute at the University of New Orleans
My other school or arts organization is:
The New Orleans Jazz Orchestra
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I am interested in:
Composing / Arranging, Conducting, Ethnomusicology, Film Scoring / Soundtracks, Multimedia Projects, Music History, Music Theory, Performing, Recording / Producing / Engineering, Songwriting / Writing Lyrics
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Irvin Mayfield, 34, is a Grammy and Billboard Award-winning artist with 15 albums to his credit. Mayfield is the founding Artistic Director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra and currently serves as Artistic Director of Jazz at the Minnesota Orchestra. He is currently a professor at the University of New Orleans, where he also serves as Director of the New Orleans Jazz Institute. Mayfield was nominated to the National Council on the Arts by President George W. Bush and was subsequently appointed to the post by President Barack Obama in 2010. Mayfield also received The Chancellor’s Award from the University of New Orleans (the highest ranking award given to a professor) in 2010 and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate from Dillard University in 2011. A passionate advocate for New Orleans and for the arts, Mayfield is Chairman of the Board for the New Orleans Public Library Foundation and for the Soledad O'Brien & Brad Raymond Foundation. He also serves on the boards of Citizens United for Economic Equity, Louisiana State University’s Department of Psychiatry and Health Science, the New Orleans Police and Justice Foundation, Tulane University’s School of Architecture, Unity of New Orleans and the Youth Rescue Initiative.

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At 12:47am on August 20, 2012, Evan Taylor said…

Hey Irvin! Welcome to Musical Exchange! As a teacher you may be interested in joining the 'Educators' Group. But feel free to check the others out too!

Let me know if you have any questions about the site! :)



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