Dr. Aaron Tindall Hired as New Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at University of Miami

Mike Lawson • ChoralNews • June 8, 2015

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Frost School of Music at the University of MiamiUniversity of Miami Frost School of Music welcomes Dr. Aaron Tinddall to its faculty as its new professor of tuba and euphonium starting August 15th of this year.


CORAL GABLES, Fla. (June 8, 2015) — The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music at the University of Miami announces Dr. Aaron Tindall as its new professor of tuba and euphonium beginning August 15, 2015. He was selected from an outstanding pool of candidates after a yearlong international search.

Tindall previously served on the faculties of Ithaca College School of Music and Eastern Michigan University, and was also a visiting professor at Penn State University and a visiting tutor for tuba and euphonium at the Conservatoire National de Region in Perpignan, France. 

Tindall collaborates regularly with prestigious orchestras worldwide and appears as a solo artist throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. His two solo albums were released to critical acclaim: Songs of Ascent and This is My House. He can be heard on other recordings including Simply Velvet and the Eufonix quartet albums End Game, Brink, and Nuclear Breakfast.

His solo playing is described as “remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy,” his orchestral playing praised as “a rock-solid foundation.” With his soothing tone and excellent control of flexibility and articulation, he is a prizewinner of many international solo and chamber music competitions and was a two-time finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Competition.

Tindal studied under Velvet Brown, Mel Culbertson, Warren Deck, Mike Dunn, Steven Mead, and Daniel Perantoni. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in Tuba Performance and Pedagogy from the University of Colorado at Boulder, a Master’s of Music degree in Euphonium Performance with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester (England), and a Bachelor of Music Performance degree on both the Euphonium and Tuba from Pennsylvania State University.

He is a Denis Wick-London artist and design specialist, and a Buffet Group tuba/euphonium artist and clinician.

Tindall replaces tuba master artist Sam Pilafian, who remains on the faculty as a lecturer and coordinator of several academic-business partnerships on behalf of the Frost School of Music.


About the Frost School of Music

The Phillip and Patricia Frost School of Music is one of the largest and best music schools located in a private university in the U.S., and one of the most comprehensive and relevant in all of higher education.  With over 700 students and 100 faculty members it a top choice for instrumental, keyboard and vocal performance as well as composition, music business, music education, music engineering technology, music therapy, songwriting, jazz, studio music, and more. It is one of two schools created in 1926 when the University of Miami was founded. The naming gift from Dr. Phillip and Patricia Frost in 2003 was a historic occasion.

The mission of the Frost School of Music is to foster musical leadership by providing an innovative, relevant, and inspiring education; advance performance, creativity and scholarship; and enrich the world community with meaningful outreach and brilliant cultural offerings.

The Frost School has pioneered new curricula and was the first in the nation to offer professionally accredited Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Music Business and Music Engineering Technology, and was among the first to offer degrees in Music Therapy, as well as Studio Music and Jazz. Renowned for its Instrumental Performance programs, it is the home of the Frost Symphony Orchestra, Frost Wind Ensemble and Frost Concert Jazz Band and is a leader in vocal training with the Frost Opera Theater, Frost Chorale and other notable choirs.

Frost is the exclusive home of the Frost Experiential Music Curriculum which fully integrates performance, music history, ear training, and composition through chamber music and skills ensembles; the Henry Mancini Institute which provides Frost students with cross-genre performance opportunities in real-world professional settings; the Stamps Family Charitable Foundation’s Ensemble Scholars program which provides free tuition, room and board to 19 academically strong and highly talented undergraduate music students; and the Bruce Hornsby Creative American Music Program which develops the creative skills of talented young artist/songwriters by immersing them in the diverse traditions of American songwriting.


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