Aaron Goldberg

Director of Athletic Bands, Big Band I Director

A native of Boston, Aaron Goldberg holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education from University of Massachusetts Lowell and a Master’s degree in Music Performance from Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University.  He has taught music to students from kindergarten through college, and currently directs the Boston University Marching Band, Pep Band, BU Percussion Ensemble, Scarlet Band, Big Band, and Commencement Brass Ensemble, as well as oversees the Band fraternity & sorority chapters on campus (Kappa Kappa Psi and Tau Beta Sigma).  He also teaches “Marching Band Pedagogy” in the Music Education Department.

Aaron was a performer in the national touring company of the Tony and Emmy Award-winning Broadway show “Blast” in 2005-2006, performing on euphonium, baritone, trombone, percussion, and voice.  He has been involved in the drum & bugle corps activity for over fifteen years, starting as a performing member of the Crossmen Drum & Bugle Corps in 1998, and was later the featured baritone soloist in 2000 and 2001. He served on the Crossmen brass staff from 2002-2010, and has also worked with the Blue Stars, Boston Crusaders, 7th Regiment, Connecticut Hurricanes, and Jersey Surf Drum & Bugle Corps.

Aaron has composed original music for a variety of commercial sources and documentaries, and has arranged music for drum corps, high school and college marching bands, and is the current winds arranger for the Boston University Athletic Bands. He has been a music adjudicator for the United States Scholastic Bands Association and the New England Scholastic Bands Association, and has been a clinician in the marching music idiom around the country. He served as Pep Band Director at Boston College from 2007 to 2009, and was the Director of Bands at North Andover (MA) High School from 2009 to 2011, where he directed multiple instrumental ensembles and taught a variety of classroom music courses.  Prior to that, Aaron taught 4th & 5th-grade beginner instrumental music in the Wilmington (MA) and Revere (MA) public school systems.