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Guitars line the walls of Roosevelt University student Mitch Weakley’s home office at his Beecher residence. Weakley’s musical composition was premiered during Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts 150th anniversary of music conservatory celebration on March 14 at the Unive

Award-winning composer has 'sound' advice

El compositor galardonado tiene un consejo "sensato"

By Kiera Allen
kallen@daily-journal.com


Music always has seemed to come naturally for Mitch Weakley.

The 26-year-old grew up in Grant Park and began playing the trumpet in fifth grade. He later learned to play piano and bass.

“I always liked piano. I was self-taught until I got to college and started taking lessons,” said Weakley, who started playing bass as an undergraduate at Eastern Illinois University while he was a music education major.

Weakley began composing music while attending Grant Park High School.

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Roosevelt University student Mitch Weakley, of Beecher, talks Friday about new projects and his future hopes to compose video game music. Weakley’s musical composition was premiered during Roosevelt University’s Chicago College of Performing Arts 150th anniversary of music conservatory celebrati
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