Aaron Campbell is an active freelance euphonium, trombone, and tuba performer in the Tampa Bay area, and is the adjunct professor of tuba and euphonium at the University of Tampa. Aaron is the founder, president, and solo euphonium of the Tampa Brass Band and serves as principal euphonium and low-brass section leader for the Florida Wind Band. Aaron regularly performs with other groups throughout Florida such as the Florida Orchestra, the Florida Wind Symphony, and 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 and has been a featured soloist with the Florida Wind Band, the JMU Symphonic and Brass Bands, as well as multiple high schools throughout the southeastern United States. Aaron’s debut solo CD “For Those That Wander” featured new works for the euphonium and piano including four new pieces commissioned by Aaron. Aaron regularly performs and demonstrates at conferences such as being a featured soloist at the 2019 Georgia Music Education Association Conference, speaker at the Inaugural International Brass Festival hosted by the University of Florida, and the 2018 South-East Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference hosted at Florida State University, where he gave a recital including two newly composed works for Euphonium and Piano that he also commissioned. (Turbo by Jonathan Hadden and The Wind Carries Relics by Tyler Kline.)
Along with 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 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 southeastern 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 Master of Music in Euphonium Performance from James Madison University, and a Bachelor 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).