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 serve as Co-Principal Trumpet of Sarasota Orchestra for the 2021-2022 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 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 (fun fact: that piece is included on the "Golden Record" sent into deep space with the Voyager 2 spacecraft in the 1970's. Sadly, Aaron didn't record that one...but he's performed that concerto several times...does that count?) 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 a lecture and masterclass masterclass at the inaugural International Trumpet Congress at the Conservatorio Superior de Música Salvador Segui de Castellón.  They were patient with his attempts at Spanish. His is proud to have written his doctoral thesis on Fred Mills's arrangement of Carmen (which began life as a 30-minute choreographed work) for the Canadian Brass, and served as a critical launch for their repertoire and stage performances that we know and love today.

Chamber music has always held a special place in Aaron's heart; he regularly performs with the Sarasota Orchestra Brass Quintet, the Venice Symphony 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. Aaron conducted masterclasses and performed with The Romm Trio as part of the 2019 Jazz Trumpet Festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil, as well as 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.  They have been releasing video productions on YouTube. Go 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.  Most recently, he and Ronald Romm created the Romm Trumpet Academy, an online platform for video courses. They launched their flagship course in October 2020, "Ronnie Romm's Fundamentals Mania!", available in English, Portuguese, and coming soon, Spanish! Visit Romm Trumpet Academy here.

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