B i o g r a p h y
Who is this Aaron Romm....?
As a trumpeter (and comic at heart), Aaron has had the distinct pleasure of performing throughout the United States, Mexico, and Europe. He has appeared with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra (Guadalajara, Mexico), Mannheim Steamroller, Sinfonia da Camera, Champaign-Urbana Symphony Orchestra, Baroque Artists of Champaign-Urbana, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and since his move to Florida, the Venice Symphony and Sarasota Orchestra, to name a few...or, just enough enough to make any reader roll their eyes.
As a soloist, Aaron has performed throughout the United States, Mexico, Europe, and most recently, South Korea. It seems audiences tolerate his jokes and impersonations wherever he goes!
Aaron most recently premiered Lee Norris's "A Gershwin Medley" with the Whiting Park Festival Orchestra; other highlights of his ever-so-humble solo performances include premiering is own arrangement of Carnival of Venice with The Venice Symphony, followed by J.S. Bach's famous Brandenburg Concerto No. 2 with the Sarasota Orchestra in December of 2018, and, yes, another one of his arrangements of Carnival of Venice with the Puertorrican Brass Ensemble, during the 2019 Puertorrican Brass Festival.
Aaron recently returned to Spain to lecture and conduct a masterclass at the inaugural International Trumpet Congress at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Salvador Segui de Castellón. They were patient with his Spanish.
Chamber music has always held a special place in Aaron's heart; he performs with his parents, trumpet legend Ronald Romm, and Steinway Artist Avis Romm in The Romm Family Trio, an internationally recognized two-trumpet-and-piano ensemble that regularly receives standing ovations for their deeply engaging and warm concert experiences. Aaron conducted masterclasses and performed with The Romm Family Trio as part of the International Belgian Brass Academy (Harelbeke, Belgium), the Pierre Badel International Academy (Paris, France), and the International Trumpet Guild Regional Event at the University of Indianapolis. They recently released their premier studio recording, "Showdown at the Hoedown", a piece written for the Romms by Charles Reskin (available for purchase on iTunes, CDBaby, and where digital music is sold or streamed). They also just released their recording of Aaron's arrangement of J.S. Bach: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" (BWV 565), also available on CDBaby and iTunes.
Dr. Romm currently lives in Sarasota, Florida, and is proud to serve as Adjunct Instructor of Trumpet at State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota. Prior to his move to Florida, he taught at Illinois State University and the Conservatory of Central Illinois. He also is busy as a trumpet coach for Riverview High School, Pine View School, and Parrish Community High School. Dr. Romm is also proud to be building a massive YouTube-based education project on his channel, TrumpetRomm, in which he is creating tutorials and live performances of the entire Florida Solo and Ensemble trumpet list, featuring works intended for a student's first trumpet performance, all the way to works that might be found on a professional trumpeter's recital.
Aaron Romm earned a Bachelor of Musical Arts degree at Vanderbilt University's Blair School of Music, where he studied with Allan Cox. He completed his Master's and Doctoral degrees at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he studied with Ronald Romm, Dr. Jake Walburn, and Charles Daval. Prior instructors include Carole Dawn Reinhardt, Bernard Adelstein, and Victor Mongillo.
When he is not performing on stage, he performs behind the microphone as a voice actor, having recently completed the audiobook "Cascadia Fallen: Tahoma's Hammer", by Austin Chambers, to be released on Audible.
Aaron Romm is a Warburton Performing Artist and Clinician