Aaron Tindall

Associate Professor

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About Me


“Music is humanity expressed through sound. The way you do anything, is the way you do everything. I am all about teaching consistency alongside creativity in everything that we do. When things are consistent, things are authoritative. When things are authoritative, people will LISTEN! When things are creative, the listener will most likely stay engaged throughout a performance. Our goal should to be able to control the largest of brass instruments (tuba and euphonium) at an incredibly high level, so that when we see a phrase and silently sing it in our head we can instantly and effortlessly relay that musical message to the listener. At some points within music we are asked to be the leader, other times a follower, and at other times a joint collaborator. Knowing exactly how to control our instrument allows us to be musically free.”


With his solo playing described as being "remarkable for both its solid power and its delicacy" and his orchestral playing praised as "a rock-solid foundation," Aaron Tindall is the associate professor of tuba and euphonium at the Frost School of Music located at the University of Miami, and the principal tubist of the Sarasota Orchestra. In the summers he teaches at the Eastern Music Festival in Greensboro, NC, where he also serves as Principal Tuba with the EMF Festival Orchestra under the direction of Gerard Schwarz.

Aaron has served as the acting principal tubist of the Iceland Symphony Orchestra, held the principal tuba position with the Aspen Festival Orchestra where he was an orchestral fellow, and has collaborated as guest tubist with orchestras such as the Teatro alla Scala Opera and Ballet Orchestra - Milan Italy, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra - Australia, Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Naples Philharmonic, New Jersey Symphony Orchestra, New World Symphony, and the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra. He is a frequent soloist, guest artist/clinician, and orchestral tubist throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has been featured at all of the International Tuba and Euphonium Conferences since 2006, performed in England with the National Champion Grimethorpe Colliery Brass Band, and his solo playing has been heard on NPR's "Performance Today" radio show. 

Tindall has been a prizewinner of many competitions (solo & chamber) across the world. He has also been a two-time finalist in the prestigious Concert Artist Guild Competition, and released three highly acclaimed solo recordings; Transformations (Awarded two 2017 Global Music Awards), This is My House...(Awarded two 2015 Global Music Awards)and Songs of Ascent. 

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

His mentors include: Joe Alessi, Roger Bobo, Velvet Brown, Mel Culbertson, Warren Deck, Mike Dunn, Steven Mead, and Dan Perantoni. 

Aaron is an International Yamaha Performing Artist, and a Denis Wick - London artist and design specialist, having recently designed their complete Ultra Range AT signature series tuba mouthpieces.


Honors & Acknowledgements

Professional Experience

Career Highlights

  • Solo Tours all over Europe, Asia, and the United States having taught and performed as soloist in many of the worlds top venues/conservatories
  • Orchestral performances with many leading conductors of note

Honors, Awards & Competitions

  • Two Global Music Awards for This is My House…
  • Two Time-Concert Artist Guild Finalist
  • MTNA National Collegiate Brass Division Winner
  • Fischoff Chamber Music Competition



  • Transformations, Bridge Record Label
  • This is My House, Potenza Record Label
  •  Songs of Ascent, Potenza Record Label


  • End Game, Potenza Record Label
  • Brink, Potenza Record Label
  • Nuclear Breakfast, Potenza Record Label