Aaron Misenheimer has been active as a touring soloist, freelance musician, recording artist, conductor, and music program administrator. As a touring artist he was a guest performer at colleges and universities throughout US and at the US Army Band\'s Eastern Trombone Workshop, and premiered several new works for bass trombone. At age 27 he recorded his first solo CD "The Smell of Wet Dogs After a Summertime Rain", which received positive international review. He performed on the CD set to accompany the new Lutheran hymnal, published by Augsburg Fortress Press. Ensemble experience includes: North Carolina Symphony, Charlotte Symphony, Opera Carolina, North Carolina Dance Theater, North Carolina Jazz Repertory Orchestra, Salisbury Symphony, Charlotte Philharmonic, Long Bay Symphony, Texas Wind Symphony, Palmetto Posaunen, SlideShow, Omaha Brass Ensemble, Carolina Brass, and Clarion Brass Ensemble. He has performed under Leonard Slatkin, Christoph Perick, Grant Llewellyn and with artists including Art Garfunkel, James Galway, and Itzhak Perlman.
Misenheimer's teaching experience includes 6 years at Gardner-Webb University, with additional appointments at Furman University, Brookhaven College, Livingstone College, and The University of Nebraska. He founded the annual Gardner-Webb Brass Fest and has often been a clinician at the North Carolina Trombone Festival. His private students have won top honors including NC Governorâ€™s School, Best in Room distinction in the state of Texas (a top honor for a soloist), and admission into some of the nationâ€™s most prestigious music institutions.
Misenheimer completed the BM at UNC-Greensboro with Randy Kohlenberg, and the MM at The University of Nebraska-Lincoln with Scott Anderson. He twice attended the Pierre Monteux School for Conductors and Orchestra Musicians and has studied additionally with some of the most well-known performers and teachers in the world.
Misenheimer is currently serving as Director of Worship at Mountain View Baptist Church in Hamptonville, NC, where he administers a comprehensive music program including choir, band, and orchestra, as well as being an active performer (vocal and instrumental) and conductor. He, his wife, and two children reside in Hamptonville. He offers school clinics and lessons as his schedule allows and may be reached through the church office.
The Smell of Wet Dogs After a Summertime Rain, Evangelical Lutheran Worship by Augsburg Fortress Press