MM, Eastman School of Music
Performer's Certificate, Eastman School of Music
BM, Auburn University
A native of Prattville, AL and alumnus of Auburn University, Aaron Locklear joins the Auburn music faculty as an instructor of percussion. Locklear is an active performer, playing on featured concerts at the PAS Alabama Day of Percussion alongside Michael Burritt, at the PAS International Convention with the inaugural All-Star Percussion Ensemble, and as a featured artist at the Great Plains International Marimba Competition. He also performed as soloist for the world premiere of 'of Melody & Pulse' from Alejandro Viñao's Estudios de Frontera.
Other projects include performing with the Alabama, Syracuse, and Montgomery Symphony Orchestras, as well as the Skaneateles Festival Orchestra and Bemus Bay Pops. Locklear has an active history in the marching arts as front ensemble instructor with The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and performing member with the Spirit of Atlanta. He is also a published composer with Tapspace Publications.
In addition to his work at Auburn, Locklear serves as the director of percussion at Huntingdon College. He holds his MM and performer's certificate from the Eastman School of Music, and BM from Auburn University. His primary teachers include Michael Burritt, Doug Rosener, Chip Ross, Jim Ross, and Jeff Grant.