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Kathryn Mitchell

Personal Info

Before settling in Los Angeles, Beth Chouinard-Mitchell was principal tubist with the Women’s Philharmonic Orchestra in San Francisco, and the Orchesta Sinfonica de Monterry in Nueva Leon, Mexico. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Opera, Germany’s Eurobrass, has appeared as a guest with Washington’s United States Navy Band, and has toured frequently throughout the United States and Europe. Beth Mitchell enjoys an active freelance career, and performs regularly across the Los Angeles area. She has worked extensively with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Orange County Philharmonic Societies, the Los Angeles Zipper Orchestra and many other arts groups giving concerts, masterclasses, and numerous solo and chamber recitals around southern California. Beth received her Bachelor’s Degree in Tuba Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore, where she studied with David Fedderly, and holds a Masters Degree in Tuba Performance from the University of Southern California where she studied with Tommy Johnson and Jim Self. Mrs. Mitchell is currently on the brass faculties of Biola University, and Pasadena City College. She also teaches tuba for the Idyllwild Arts Academy Festivals, the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana, and JFK High School.


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