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Brass Studio

Trumpet and French Horn


The high brass studio is under the direction of Mr. Ben Bullock. At Hinds Community College we address the needs of brass students of every level. From those with very little experience, including beginners or musicians searching for a new or secondary instrument, to very accomplished high school graduates and college level students. The varied styles of modern brass performance demands are addressed according to each individual student’s needs.

To further develop their skills, students study from various method books. Including, but not limited to: Arban, Clark, Kopprasch, Charlier, Herring, J.L. Small, etc.

Brass majors will follow a prescribed course of study with required proficiencies. Students on the class or elective level will be graded upon their individual progress.

There are opportunities in the brass department to participate in various ensembles such as brass quintet, trumpet ensemble and brass choir, to name a few. Further participation in jazz ensemble, marching band, wind ensemble, concert band and rock band is available as well. Students who wish to major in music should contact Mr. Bullock to schedule an audition appointment. Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.

In addition, students must schedule an audition appointment with the Band Department. Please visit www.hindscc.edu/band to fill out a band application. Auditions for music major and band scholarships may be scheduled for the same day and time. Audition requirements are the same.

​Audition Requirements for High Brass Majors
  • Submit all Applications on Prospective Music Majors page
  • Submit a Band Application
  • Perform a solo with contrasting styles or 2 etudes of contrasting styles
  • All major scales
  • Chromatic Scale
  • Sight Reading
All brass majors are required to participate in marching band and wind ensemble or concert band. Auditions for music major and band scholarships may be scheduled for the same day and time. Audition requirements are the same.

Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.

Check the Calendar of Events page for a list of audition dates and times.

Contact the High Brass Studio



Trombone, Euphonium, and Tuba


The Hinds Community College Low Brass studio is under the direction of Dr. Carla Stovall. Dr. Stovall, a trombonist, works privately with all trombone, euphonium and tuba majors, as well as low brass non-majors who wish to learn more about their instrument. A low brass ensemble is also organized each semester and can include non-majors that audition and are accepted.

Freshman majors are encouraged to audition in the spring semester before enrollment to Hinds Community College. Music scholarships are available in addition to any academic or other scholarships you may receive.

Audition Requirements for Low Brass Majors
  • Submit all Applications on Prospective Music Majors page
  • Submit a band application
  • Perform a solo with contrasting styles or 2 etudes of contrasting styles
  • All major scales
  • Chromatic Scale
  • Sight Reading
All brass majors are required to participate in marching band and wind ensemble or concert band. Auditions for music major and band scholarships may be scheduled for the same day and time. Audition requirements are the same.

Please keep in mind that instructors may not be available for summer appointments. Please call when scheduling appointments outside the regular fall and spring semesters.

Check the Calendar of Events page for a list of audition dates and times.

Contact the Low Brass Studio