AARON VANDERWEELE IS ONE OF THE FINEST EUPHONIUM PLAYERS IN THE WORLD.
In 2007 Mr. VanderWeele was named International Euphonium Player of the Year—only the third American to ever receive that prestigious recognition.
Mr. VanderWeele joined the Euphonium Faculty at Rutgers University Mason Gross School of the Arts in September 2013. He is also the Euphonium Instructor at New Jersey City University. In addition to teaching positions, Aaron is the Principal Euphonium of the Princeton Brass Band—recently crowned North American Champions. He is also a member of the New York Tuba Quartet with Alan Baer (New York Philharmonic), Derek Fenstermacher (New Jersey Symphony Orchestra) and Jason Ham (West Point Band).
What Steven Mead, Professional Euphonium Soloist and Professor of Euphonium at the Royal Northern College of Music, said 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.”
For 16 years Mr. VanderWeele was the distinguished Euphonium Soloist of the world famous New York Staff Band. He has toured the world and performed in esteemed 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. Recently he has given Master Classes at the Boston Conservatory of Music, Montclair State University John J. Cali School of Music, and was an Adjunct Faculty Instructor of Euphonium at Nyack College.
His extensive discography includes solo performances on 23 professional recordings & 4 solo recordings: Aaron VanderWeele Down Under (1994); Air ‘N Variations (2003); Aaron VanderWeele & David Daws: Live in Oslo (2006) and Panache (2008).
The Brass Herald Magazine raved about his most recent solo recording, Panache:
“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.”
His private studio spans from North America to the UK and beyond thanks to the miracle of modern technology via Skype Lessons. His private students now study at such prestigious institutions as Eastman School of Music, The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and The Interlochen Arts Academy. He teaches all levels of education from elementary students to post graduate and retirees.
David Childs, Professional Euphonium Soloist and Professor of Euphonium at the Royal Welsh College said:
“Aaron VanderWeele is a euphonium virtuoso of glowing sonority. With a phenomenal technique, equaled by intuitive musicality, it is not surprising that Aaron is a well-respected euphonium ambassador and pedagogue on both sides of the Atlantic.”
He is a native of Santa Monica, California residing in Nanuet, New York with his wife, Gina, and has two musical sons. He is a man of faith who is passionate about encouraging others to develop their God-given ability.