About Me



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, and the Middle East.

Locally, Ms. Mitchell enjoys an active freelance career in Los Angeles.  She  is a subbing 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 giving solo performances, playing chamber recitals, and teaching masterclasses around the world. 

Beth studied tuba at the Peabody Conservatory of Music in Baltimore and The University of Southern California in Los Angeles.  Her principal teachers have been David Fedderly, Tommy Johnson, Jim Self, and Roger Bobo

She is currently on the faculties of Pasadena City College, and Biola University.  Additionally, Ms. Mitchell works with the Kanstul Musical Instrument Company on tuba development, and is an International Performing Tuba Artist and Clinician for Kanstul and a Wessex Cimbasso Artist.


Latest Obsessions

  1. 1.New Recital Rep for Upcoming Recitals

  2. 2.Orchestral Repertoire

  3. 3.A TOP SECRET Recording Project

  4. 4.Bordogni and Charlier... of course



Peabody Conservatory of Music 96, USC 02

About Me

“What do you play?” asked the master

“Tuba,” said I. 

“The small one?” he asked

I grinned, “No sir, the big one!”

“Good heavens!”

Conversation with Mstislav Rostropovich

“Is this where the FIRST tubas stand?  I only want to stand next to the FIRST tubas!”

-Bill Murray when he joined the USC Tuba Masterclass while he was taking lessons with Tommy Johnson for “Charlie’s Angels”

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