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 Monterrey in Nueva Leon, Mexico. She has played with the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Pacific Symphony Orchestra, Opera Pacific, Germany’s Eurobrass, has appeared as a guest soloist with the United States Army Band, and has toured frequently throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and the Middle East.
Locally, Ms. Mitchell enjoys an active freelance career in Los Angeles. She subs with the local Los Angeles Orchestras, plays in the film studios, is a member of the Disneyland Band, has worked 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.
Internationally, Beth is an acclaimed international solo recital artist, who regularly gives solo performances, plays chamber recitals, lectures, and teaches masterclasses around the world.
Sheis the founder of Music Matters Global which is an organization that partners with existing music programs and is dedicated to bringing music education and professional concerts to poorer regions of the world.
Beth has degrees in Tuba Performance from the Peabody Conservatory of Music of Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a Doctorate at USC in Tuba, Musicology, Conducting, and Arts Leadership. Her principal teachers have been David Fedderly, Tommy Johnson, Jim Self, and Roger Bobo.
She is on the faculties of Pasadena City College, Biola University, California State University San Bernadino, and Cerritos College. Additionally, Ms. Mitchell is an International Performing Tuba Artist and Clinician for Eastman Winds.
What They Play
The EBC836 is a 6/4 size tuba inspired by the legendary York orchestral CC tuba. This large tuba is at home on stage with a symphony orchestra or concert band, in the pit of an opera or ballet orchestra, and is nimble enough to play in small chamber ensembles. The next generation 6/4 tuba has arrived!
- Key of CC
- 6/4 size tuba with 20" bell
- Four front-action stainless steel pistons through a semi-stepped bore
- Right thumb-operated 5th rotor valve (a flat whole step) through an .850" bore
- Exquisitely finished in either clear lacquer, silver-plate, or in raw brass