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The Bailey School of Music at Kennesaw State University provides its students with an outstanding range of performance opportunities, a nurturing and challenging environment, and access to our excellent brass faculty. 

As a brass music major, you will get to work one on one with our outstanding faculty each week.  In addition to your weekly lessons, each of the instrumental areas has a devoted time to  chamber ensembles, solo classes, masterclass, and various warm up class opportunities.  You will have many ensembles playing opportunities with many concerts scheduled regularly both on and off campus.  Our brass area students have travelled across the United States to perform at conferences, competitions, and ceremonies.

  • We regularly have world-class guest artists in to work with our students; for example, we have hosted Allen Vizzutti, Wycliffe Gordon, Melvin Jones, Paul Merkelo, Alex Lapins just to name a few!  We regularly host large regional events like the Trumpet Festival of the Southeast, the Atlanta Horn Festival, and the Southeastern Regional Tuba and Euphonium Conference, and our annual Brass Blast. 

    We want you to be the best player, student, and person you can be!  The Brass area at KSU is built to help you achieve your dreams. Whether you are majoring in Music Ed, Performance, Composition or just minoring in music we take the responsibility of  your training seriously.  




The trumpet studio at the Bailey School of Music at KSU is an active and success oriented group of about 16-20 undergraduate students. Trumpet majors get ample time with our outstanding trumpet faculty.  Beyond regular weekly lessons, the trumpet studio enjoys performance opportunities in Masterclass, Solo Class, Trumpet Ensemble, and a twice weekly Warm-up class.  The studio is a tight knit group of individuals aiming towards being the best person and musicians they can be!  As a major or music minor, you will get access to this wonderful environment developed to help you achieve your dreams. Whether that dream is to be an inspiring band director, a broadway trumpeter, or to play in the trumpet section of a symphony we have the professionals in the field that can help guide you along the path to success. To learn more about our wonderful trumpet faculty, I hope you will click on the links below and watch our intro videos. 

  • Part-Time Instructor of Trumpet
    (470) 578-6151
    WB 111

  • Artist-in-Residence in Trumpet and Part-Time Assistant Professor of Music
    (470) 578-6151
    WB 111

  • Artist in Residence and Part-Time Instructor of Jazz Trumpet
    (470) 578-6151
    WB 111



The Kennesaw State University Trombone ensemble is a vibrant group of personalities and musicians. We rehearse every week and strive to perform engaging repertoire in a unique performance setting. We perform in traditional concert venues, but also do outreach concerts for the community, and participate in Hollie’s Trombone Christmas, aka Hollie’s Holiday Honk. 



The Kennesaw State University Horn Studio represents the next generation of performers, educators, and composers. Students participate in weekly rehearsals for the KSU Horn Choir, smaller chamber horn ensembles, and studio class. Our repertoire spans compositions specifically for horn ensembles, orchestral & choral transcriptions, and jazz standards. You can hear us perform in more traditional venues at KSU as well as various outreach concerts throughout the community.


The Tuba/Euphonium Studio of the Bailey School of Music at KSU is positive, high-achieving, team-oriented group of 12-16 undergraduate students from all over the region. In addition to their weekly lessons, the tuba/euphonium students take part in weekly Fundamentals and Studio classes, a large Tuba/Euphonium Choir, multiple small chamber ensembles, numerous solo and ensemble performance opportunities, and 2-4 guest artist masterclasses each semester. Our music majors learn from and are directly connected with industry professionals and some of the most successful music teachers in our area. Members of our studio also regularly find work with large, award-winning local band programs, allowing them to earn money while gaining valuable professional experience. Our recent graduates have all placed directly into jobs as band directors in Georgia or have been awarded graduate assistantships to continue their learning in top-tier graduate programs. No matter what your goals in music, our tuba/euphonium studio’s growth mindset and professionally engaged focus will help you build a broad resume of knowledge and experience before you graduate from our fabulous university!

Do you play tuba or euphonium? Do you want a career in music? Prospective students should reach out to Dr. Paul Dickinson for more information and to schedule a free lesson.



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