Aaron Campbell is an active freelance Euphonium and Trombone performer in the Tampa Bay area, and is the adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Tampa. Aaron has performed regularly with various area ensembles including the Florida Wind Band (Tampa, FL) , the Florida Wind Symphony (Boca Raton, FL), and as Solo Euphonium with the Brass Band of Central Florida. Aaron also performs frequently as a solo, chamber, and musical theater musician.
As a soloist Aaron regularly presents recitals in the Tampa Bay community. He has been featured with the JMU Symphonic band and Brass Band, as well as multiple high schools throughout the south eastern United States. Most recently Aaron performed at the 2018 South-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference hosted at Florida State University, where he gave a recital that included two newly composed works for Euphonium and Piano that he commissioned. ("Turbo" by Jonathan Hadden and "The Wind Carries Relics" by Tyler Kline.)
As well as being a performer Aaron is also in demand as a music educator, and has had a regular private lesson studio since graduating high school. Aaron currently boasts a large private studio of students on all brass instruments at all levels, ages, and musical backgrounds. Aaron also puts on clinics and regularly visits classrooms and conferences to give masterclasses and lectures. Aaron has given presentations on musical entrepreneurship and creating non-traditional musical career paths at colleges and high schools throughout the south eastern United States.
Aaron's other projects include his YouTube channel, "AKCEuph", featuring performances, educational information, and product reviews pertaining to brass musicians. He is also the host of his own podcast entitled "Young Musicians Guide", which is a series of interviews with musicians who are making a living by following uncommon careers paths and have valuable advice for the next generation of promising artists.
Aaron is a Besson performing artist and performs exclusively on a Besson BE 2051 Euphonium. He is also a Lefreque performing artist. Aaron holds a Masters of Music in Euphonium Performance from James Madison University, and a Bachelors of Science in Music Education from the University of South Florida. Primary teachers include Carlyl Webber (Army Field Band Euphonium, Retired), Jay Hunsberger (Former Principal Tuba, Sarasota Orchestra), and Kevin Stees (Tuba/Euphonium professor, James Madison University).
Photographer: Melody Joy Cascini