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Woodwinds Studio

The Woodwind Studio at Hinds Community College offers students the unique opportunity to study with Woodwind Specialist, Randy K. Mapes. He is a master educator, performer and musician. His former students are now professional musicians, serve in US Military Bands, and teach at the middle school, high school and college level.

Courses offered include: Private one-on-one woodwind lessons for Music Majors and non-music majors, and class (group) woodwind lessons. Ensembles include: Saxophone Quartets, Flute Ensembles, Clarinet Choirs and large Woodwind Ensembles.

Students of Mr. Mapes’ studio are highly sought after, have received numerous scholarships and have successfully transferred to all area four year universities and colleges.

​Audition Requirements for Woodwind 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 sclaes
  • Chromatic Scale
  • Sight Reading
All woodwind 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 Woodwind Studio

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