Dr. Aaron Albin is an arts administrator, conductor, and music educator living in South Bend, Indiana. Currently, Dr. Albin works as the Director of Communication for the Conn-Selmer, Inc. Division of Education. Before moving to Indiana, Aaron lived in Chicago for three years working as an Arts Administrator and piano instructor for Merit School of Music where he still returns every week to conduct two choirs and serve as their Choral Dept. Chair. Prior to his move to Chicago he lived in Texas and served seven years on the piano faculty for Lone Star Music Academy, co-founded and directed a community chamber ensemble named Ascolti, and was highly active as a conductor, pianist, and guest clinician within the Dallas and Fort Worth metroplex. As a researcher Dr. Albin is interested in promoting hearing health among musicians and debuted a descriptive study of conductors in his dissertation entitled, "Conductor Awareness of, Knowledge of, and Attitude Toward Sound Intensity Levels Generated During Ensemble-Based Instructional Activities in College-Level Schools of Music." While pursuing his DMA at the University of North Texas, Aaron studied conducting under the direction of Maestro David Itkin. Aaron's Master of Music degree (UNT) is also in conducting under the direction of Maestro Anshel Brusilow.
Recent performances include Barber's Knoxville: Summer of 1915, Britten's Simple Symphony, Copland's Appalachian Spring, Vivaldi’s L’estate, Beethoven’s Symphony No. 4, Elgar’s e minor Serenade, Prokofiev's Lieutenant Kije Suite, and coaching and conducting a recital with selections from Mozart’s, Die Zauberflöte. For the DFW metro-plex, Aaron has conducted a benefit concert performing opera scenes and arias with proceeds being donated to the Denton Community AIDS Foundation and also acted as a guest clinician for the Fort Worth School District. Aaron has sung with the Denton Bach Society, worked as a choir member for local churches, and performed as a pianist for Denton Musical Theatre and Music Director for Stage West Theatre. Recent workshops include the East Texas Conducting Seminar and singing in Florence, Italy with Westminster Choir College under the direction of Joe Miller.
Before moving to Texas, Aaron was the Director of Choral Activities at Herbert Hoover High School in Des Moines, Iowa. While in Iowa he also conducted the High School and Junior High Choirs at Westminster Presbyterian Church, taught piano for the Des Moines Symphony Academy, taught voice for the Iowa Youth Chorus, and worked multiple summers with Des Moines Metro Opera. Aaron has a Bachelor of Music degree in Education (Music: K-12) from Simpson College where he studied piano and voice.