Dr. Aaron Tindall is the assistant professor of tuba and euphonium at Ithaca College, School of Music. He holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master's of Music degree in Euphonium Performance with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester, England, UK, and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree on both the Euphonium and Tuba from The Pennsylvania State University. He has additional Doctoral studies at Indiana University. His principal teachers have included Velvet Brown, Mel Culbertson, Warren Deck, Mike Dunn, Steven Mead, and Daniel Perantoni. He has also studied with Roger Bobo, and Dr. Benjamin Pierce. He previously served on the faculty of Eastern Michigan University, and at Penn State University as a visiting professor. Throughout the year he is a visiting tutor for tuba and euphonium at the Conservatoire National de Region in Perpignan, France.
With his solo playing described as being “remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy” and his orchestral playing praised as "a rock-solid foundation", Aaron is an active performer. He has served as the acting principal tubist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, and has held the principal tuba position with the Aspen Festival Orchestra where he was an orchestral fellow. He frequently appears as a soloist and guest artist with orchestras, wind bands, brass bands, and at conservatories/universities throughout the United States and abroad. He has been a featured Guest Artist at all of the International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences since 2006, performed in England with the Grimethorpe Colliery Band, and has collaborated as substitute/additional tubist with orchestras such as the Colorado Symphony Orchestra, and the New World Symphony. His solo playing has been heard on NPR's "Performance Today" radio show.
Aaron has been a two-time finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Competition, the winner of an Aspen Music Festival Concerto Competition, Indiana University Concerto Competition, and the 2005 MTNA National Collegiate Solo Brass Artist Competition. He has also been a prizewinner at the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition in 2009 (Bronze Medal) and the WAMSO Minnesota Orchestra Solo Competition (2nd prize), as well as a finalist at various international solo competitions.
Released to great critical acclaim, his solo tuba CD, Songs of Ascent, was nominated for a Grammy Award in the Best Instrumental Soloist category. He can also be heard on Velvet Brown's solo disc, Simply Velvet, and the Eufonix quartet albums End Game and Brink. Plans are underway for his solo euphonium recording to be released in the near future.
With his soothing tone and excellent control of flexibility and articulation, Aaron Tindall has mastered the demanding technical challenges of the four masterpieces included in his first solo tuba recording, Songs of Ascent. His gift for lyricism prompted Roger Kellaway to state: "For more than 30 years I have been exploring the melodic qualities of the Tuba in my compositions. Aaron Tindall expresses this point beautifully."
Aaron is a Besson/Buffet Crampon USA Inc. Tuba/Euphonium Artist and Clinician.