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, Sarasota Orchestra, and Venice Symphony, to name a few...or, just enough enough to make any reader roll their eyes.

Some place must be considered home, right? Well, he also gets to return to Sarasota Orchestra, reprising his role of Co-Principal Trumpet for the 2022-2023 season.

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 performed as a soloist with DeSota Baroque, cofounded by violinist Sun-Young Shin (who Aaron is proud to call his wife, so that's nice!) and esteemed organist and harpsichordist, Martha Stiehl. Prior to the pandemic, he 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.  

Since he did earn a doctorate, how about some academic highlights?Aaron conducted masterclass throughout the United States, Mexico, Belgium, France, Brazil, South Korea, and in Spain, he lectured at the inaugural International Trumpet Congress at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Salvador Segui de Castellón (they were patient with his attempts at Spanish...). 

Chamber music has always held a special place in Aaron's heart; he regularly performs with the Sarasota Orchestra Brass Quintet, as well as with the Romm Trio, with his parents, trumpet legend Ronald Romm, and Steinway Artist Avis Romm. They have dazzled audiences internationally with their deeply engaging and warm concert experiences. Since 2019, they have been adding to their list of video and audio recordings, which began with "Showdown at the Hoedown", a piece written for the Romm's by Charles Reskin, as well as Aaron's arrangement of J.S. Bach: "Toccata and Fugue in D Minor" (BWV 565).  If you want to see and hear more of their work, head on over to Aaron's YouTube channel, or subscribe here.

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.

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. 

Aaron Romm is a Warburton Performing Artist and Clinician