Faculty & Staff
In 2007, Aaron VanderWeele was named International Euphonium Player of the Year—the third American to receive the prestigious recognition.
For 16 years, VanderWeele was the distinguished euphonium soloist of the New York Staff Band. He has performed at 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. A featured soloist at the 2014 US Army Band Tuba Euphonium Workshop, VanderWeele is also a frequent guest artist at the Northeast Regional Tuba Euphonium Conference (ITEA), where he gave a solo euphonium recital.
His discography includes solo performances on 23 professional recordings and four solo recordings. His latest recording, Panache, received high praise from The Brass Herald Magazine. Editor Philip Biggs said: “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.”
VanderWeele serves on the faculties of Mason Gross School of the Arts and New Jersey City University’s Department of Music, Dance, and Theater. He is also the owner of EuphoniumLessons.com. His students have won 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.
VanderWeele is an Adams Custom Artist and performs exclusively on the Adams E2 Custom Euphonium.