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Aaron Goldberg

Brass Consultant

Aaron Goldberg

An accomplished educator, arranger, clinician and artist from Boston, Aaron Goldberg combines years of experience across the performing arts with a positive, upbeat, and engaging teaching style.

Aaron began his DCI journey as a lead baritone player in the 1998 Crossmen. Returning in both 2000 & 2001 as baritone soloist and section leader, he then joined the Crossmen brass staff in 2002. He taught the Crossmen baritone section from 2002 - 2007, and was Brass Caption Head from 2008 - 2010. Aaron was involved with the corps’ move to Texas in the fall of 2006, and brought with him a passion for the Crossmen and its history while welcoming everything new and exciting about the corps’ new home in San Antonio. In 2019, Aaron was elected to the Crossmen Hall of Fame.

Since 2010, Aaron has taught the hornlines of the Boston Crusaders, Blue Stars, 7th Regiment, Connecticut Hurricanes, Jersey Surf, Troopers, and Spartans drum corps. He has been on the design team of the Spartans as brass arranger since 2019, when the corps won the DCI Open Class World Championship and took 1st place in nearly every caption.

Aaron is Director of Athletic Bands and a Senior Lecturer in Music at Boston University, where he directs the Marching Band, Pep Band, Jazz Ensemble (Big Band), and Commencement Brass Choir. He teaches a Special Topics course in the Music Education Department and advises the campus chapters of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. He also oversees the Winter Guard, Winter Drumline, summer Scarlet Band, and serves as winds arranger for the program.

In 2005-2006, Aaron was a cast member of the Tony and Emmy Award-winning Broadway show “BLAST” on its National Tour, performing on low brass, percussion, and voice. Before beginning at Boston University in 2011, he served as Director of Bands at North Andover High School (MA), Pep Band Director at Boston College, Instrumental Music Teacher in Revere Public Schools (MA), and Instrumental & Kindergarten Music Teacher in Wilmington Public Schools(MA). Aaron has taught and arranged music for numerous high school marching bands across the Northeast and has been invited to teach and clinic high school marching bands across the country. He has adjudicated music for USBands, the New England Scholastic Bands Association (NESBA), and Great East Festivals, and is a frequent music clinician in public schools.

The focus of Aaron’s work has largely been in instrumental music, with specific experience in drum corps, marching band, jazz ensemble, and brass pedagogy. Aaron earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell, and a Master’s Degree in Music Performance (Euphonium) from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. He is a member of the Collegiate Band Directors National Association (CBDNA), Pi Kappa Lambda, and an honorary member of Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma. He lives and works in Boston, Massachusetts.

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