Aaron Olson is currently in his second year of Graduate Studies at the University of Denver, Lamont School of Music, working on a Master’s Degree in Music Performance. Aaron received his Bachelor of Music degree in performance from West Texas A&M University in 2019. Playing all genres, Mr. Olson has been a top tier performer, gaining lead trumpet, first chair, and principal trumpet recognition throughout his high school and college career. Aaron enjoys teaching privately and has performed with University Orchestras, Symphonic Bands, Jazz Bands, Brass Choirs, Trumpet Ensembles, the Amarillo Symphony Orchestra, Denver Brass, and Denver Municipal Band as well as at local events and night clubs.
Mr. Olson has performed at the Texas Music Educators Association Convention in San Antonio, TX as an All-State High School musician in 2014 and 2015 and with the West Texas A&M Symphonic Band in 2016. He also performed in Austria, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary, with the WTAMU Symphony Orchestra in 2016 and performed in 2017 at the College Band Directors National Association Convention in Kansas City, MO, with the WTAMU Symphonic Band. Aaron qualified in 2016, 2017, 2018, and 2019 to compete at the National Trumpet Competition in the Large Ensemble category and in 2017and 2019 he qualified to compete in the Undergraduate Solo category. In 2019 Mr. Olson performed and competed with the WTAMU Trumpet Ensemble at the International Trumpet Guild Convention in San Antonio, TX.
While pursuing a Master’s Degree in Music Mr. Olson continues to perform, compete and teach and maintains memberships in Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, Kappa Kappa Psi, the Texas Music Educators Association, National Trumpet Competition, and International Trumpet Guild. Although he is focusing on performance Aaron believes that “performing and teaching simply go together…..the more you improve and enjoy what you do, the more you want to pass that enjoyment on to others. The opportunity to perform and teach, is not only a great experience, but a very rewarding way to accomplish this.”
You can find Aaron’s performance here.