Aaron VanderWeele is Euphonium Professor at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts and New Jersey City University Music, Dance and Theater Department.
He was named 2007 International Euphonium Player of the Year— only the third American to receive that prestigious recognition.
He is an Adams Custom Artist and performs exclusively on the Adams E2 Custom Euphonium.
Aaron has performed as a featured soloist at the U.S. Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop and several Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conferences.
His extensive discography includes solo performances on twenty-three professional recordings and four solo recordings.
For 16 years Aaron was the distinguished Euphonium Soloist of the world famous New York Staff Band. He has performed at prestigious venues including Carnegie Hall with Elton John and Lincoln Center with the Canadian Brass & Principal Brass of the New York Philharmonic. Solo performances include Royal Albert Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Philips Arena, and Princeton University’s Richardson Auditorium.
His latest recording, Panache received high praise from The Brass Herald Magazine:
“The complete mastery of the euphonium that Aaron VanderWeele displays throughout this recording means that the listener is able to forget about technique and all such physical matters—one can just sit back and listen to the sheer music being performed.” – Philip Biggs, Editor
His students have distinguished themselves by winning euphonium scholarships to attend the University of North Texas (Brian L. Bowman Euphonium Studio), University of Georgia, Eastman School of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and Interlochen Arts Academy.
Euphonium virtuoso Steven Mead said this about Aaron:
“His skill as both a performer and teacher make him, in my eyes, one of the most important leaders of the low brass world in the whole of the USA. He is a master musician who clearly is able to communicate his craft to aspiring performers.”
Aaron is a man of faith and family who is passionate about encouraging others to develop their God-given ability. He lives in New Jersey and has two sons.