Creative Careers Episode 10: Benjamin Mitchell, Founder and President of Kaleidoscope

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If you have been on the path to win an orchestral position, but wonder what else you could do with your career, this episode is for you.

Today’s guest, Benjamin Mitchell, started his own orchestra in Los Angeles called Kaleidoscope three years ago after staying in school for over a decade to pursue a position as a clarinetist in a professional orchestra. After years of waiting to win an audition and watching many professional orchestras struggle, he built a career that includes performance, entrepreneurship, and wellness.

You’ll hear about how Kaleidoscope is different from your typical orchestra and how Ben is reinventing the experience of going to a concert. His work has earned him a spot on Musical America’s annual list of Top Innovators in the arts.

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This episode features “When We Forget” by Clint Needham, performed by Kaleidoscope.