Ben Carroll is a brass musician and educator living in Austin, Texas. In 2015 Ben received a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Texas at Austin, and is currently working on a Master of Music degree in horn performance with Patrick Hughes. One of Ben’s highlights while attending UT is performing with UT Wind Ensemble on their world tour in 2014 and their most recent CBDNA tour in 2017. Outside of school, Ben is currently a member of the Austin Civic Orchestra and Density 512. As an educator, Ben works as a private horn instructor in the surrounding Austin area for Pflugerville High school, McNeil High School, and Pearson Ranch Middle school. Having great passion for the marching arts, Ben has auditioned and performed in three summer tours with the Santa Clara Vanguard A Corps, and an international tour with the Santa Clara Vanguard International Corps. Although Ben is too old to march DCI, each fall he dedicates his time to local high school marching bands as visual and brass instructional staff.