Phone: 469-752-5351


Degrees and Certifications:

Stephen F. Austin State University BM, 2018 Music Education

Mr. Ben Mitchell

Mr. Mitchell earned his Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education from Stephen F. Austin State University where he studied with Dr. Gene Moon and Mr. Carlos Gaviria. During this time, he performed as principal double bass of the Longview Symphony and the Orchestra of the Pines. Mr. Mitchell also taught an after school orchestra program in the Central Heights school district, and led double bass sectionals for the East Texas Youth Orchestra. Ben also was admitted to the prestigious Round Top Music Festival for two summers, and had various performance opportunities internationally in Europe and China. 

Previous to working with the great young musicians at Otto, Mr. Mitchell was teaching at Highland Park Middle School. His professional affiliations include the International Society of Bassists, Texas Music Educators Association, Texas Orchestra Directors Association, and Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia National Music Fraternity.  When he is not teaching or playing, Ben enjoys hiking, playing video games, cooking, and traveling with his wife Angie.


Orchestra Handbook

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Teacher Schedule

  • 1st Period - Beginner Violin

    2nd Period - Beginner Viola/ Beginner Cello & Bass

    3rd Period - Concert Orchestra

    4th Period - Conference/Chamber Orchestra

    5th Period - Sinfonia Orchestra

    6th Period - Philharmonic Orchestra

    7th Period - Beginner Violin/ Beginner Cello & Bass

Tutorial Schedule

  • (Available for sectionals and one-on-one help, schedule is subject to change with rehearsals, sectionals, and performances)

    Monday (7:45-8:20, 3:40-4:30)

    Tuesday (7:45-8:20, 3:40-4:30)

    Wednesday (7:45-8:20, 3:40-4:30)

    Thursday (7:45-8:20, 3:40-4:30)

    Friday (3:40-4:00)