Mills College’s Plan to Ax Jazz Legend Roscoe Mitchell Draws International Outrage 

English: Roscoe Mitchell, moers festival 2009

Source: East Bay Express…as it should.

Mills College intends to lay off seminal composer and improviser Roscoe Mitchell, due to the school’s budget crisis — and the international music community is incensed.

In May, the historic college announced emergency measures — namely, restructuring departments and jettisoning mostly tenured professors — in order to resolve a $9 million projected budget shortfall. And earlier this month, Mitchell, who’s contracted for two more years, says he was one of eleven faculty members told their employment could be over come July.