Karl Hinterbichler is recognized as one of the leading low brass pedagogues in the nation. He holds degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of North Texas. Additional studies were with Edward Kleinhammer retired bass trombonist of the Chicago Symphony, Dennis Smith, former principal trombonist of the Detroit Symphony and the Los Angeles Philharmonic, at the Darmstadt Summer Institute for New Music in Germany and the Arnold Jacobs Master class at Northwestern University. Former trombone, euphonium and tuba students have gone on to advanced study at prestigious schools and programs such as the New England Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music, University of North Texas, Indiana University, National Repertoire Orchestra and the New World Symphony. Trombone students have won solo competitions sponsored by the International Trombone Association and the Eastern Trombone Workshop. Former students include Abbie Conant, internationally recognized soloist and professor, Debra Taylor, principal trombone, New Mexico Symphony, Cameron Gates, principal tuba in the U. S. Marine Band, John Olah, Professor and head of the brass department at the University of Miami, Jon Voth, U. S. Army Brass Quintet, Phil Black, Wichita Symphony and Professor at Wichita State University, Jason Morgan, US Army Band, John Stringer and Jakub Dedina, Xalapa Symphony Orchestra, Scott Beaver, principal tuba in the West Point Band, Brian Dobbins, Professor at the University of Oklahoma, Paul Beauchesne, Foothills Brass, David Porter, U. S. Air Force Band, ret., and numerous public school music educators.