Before joining WMC in March 2008, Mr. Mithaug served as the Founding Director of the Career Development Center at The Juilliard School, a position he held for nearly 15 years. He also served on the graduate faculty of The Juilliard School from 1999-2008. Mr. Mithaug’s other principal service roles include Senior Consultant and Faculty Director for the Casual Classic Music Festival in Seoul Korea from 2001-2007, and Chairman of the Career Development Committee Task Force for the College Music Society from 2005-2007, and Faculty Consultant for the Envision Institute's Central Europe Educational Programs.
As an arts-advocate and career advisor, Mr. Mithaug’s work encompasses a broad area of the performing arts. He is an author and frequent speaker on career issues in the performing arts nationally and abroad. Mr. Mithaug wrote a monthly column for the award-winning Juilliard Journal publishing more then fifty articles on career-related issues affecting artists, administrators, teachers, and arts-advocates. His other publications and interviews include the American Organist, the New York Times, the American Music Teacher, and Strings Magazine.
Mr. Mithaug earned Bachelor and Master of Music degrees in piano performance from The Juilliard School and a Master of Arts degree in Higher Education Administration from Teacher’s College Columbia University.