Music Background

RESUME

GENERAL COMPETENCIES

  • Audio/Video Integration
  • Sound Mixing/Editing/Enhancement
  • Developing Sound Concepts
  • Technical/Creative Balance
  • Electronic Music and Music Theory
  • Sound and Music Gathering
  • Extensive Live Performance Experience
  • Stage Management

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

2013 –  Present  Keyboardist, Nekrogoblikon

  • Keyboard player for 6-member folk (goblin) metal band, supporting a repertoire of about 24 pieces on two albums.
  • Performed in approximately 50 gigs within the State of California. Performed live throughout the US and Europe.
  • Key contributor to music video development for “No-one Survives.” Over 3M hits total; video ranked #9 and was featured on Reddit.com.   
  • Supported management of merchandise sales in support of band expenses, increasing sales by 3-5% increase.
  • Supported sound concept and audio mix for original compositions.
  • 4 years customer service experience soliciting feedback and responding to requests while on tour.

2012  –  2013 Pianist, Sassafrass

  • Played jazz, blues and ragtime during the evenings to generate a 10% increase in customer base.

2011 –  2012 Keyboardist, Starving for Gravity

  • Keyboard player for 5-member pop/rock band sponsored by Michael Lloyd, producer of Dirty Dancing.
  • Played a repertoire of 25 pieces. Performed in approximately 10 shows between California and Louisiana. 

2006 – 2017 Additional Experience

  • Instructor for Rock Band Summer Camp; worked on performance and unique sound development for bands and students.
  • Composer and sound development of 30+ original pieces for keyboard/piano.
  • Coordinated studio activities during internship at Barn Productions
  • Keyboardist for Winged Deception. Developed sound concept and audio mixing for a repertoire of 10 original pieces.
  • Collaborated to compose and perform piano pieces for two live theatre productions.
  • Stage Manager, 2 concurrent stages, load-in, crew calls for show schedule.
  • Keyboard player for variety of impromptu performances covering all genres of music.
  • Keyboardist for Rocky Kramer progressive rock band with 12 original pieces, managed by member of Pink Floyd team.
  • Two years’ experience providing piano lessons to beginning students.

 

TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE

Instruments:  Piano, Keyboard, Organ, Clarinet, Guitar, Drums

Equipment:  Roland RD700, Korg M3, Korg Triton, Yamaha Motif, Roland Phantom X Series, Hammond Organ

Software:   Mac OSX, Windows, LogicProX, ProTools, Photoshop CS5, Sebelius

 

AWARDS / RECOGNITION:

2015        Nekrogoblikon featured on Kerrang Tour with Limp Bizkit

2015        Nekrogoblikon voted Top 10 Los Angeles Metal Band

2014        Nekrogoblikon “NoOne Survives” video goes viral with over 2 million views

2013        2nd Place, Pop Chips Competition, Starving for Gravity

2009        Ensemble Competition, Clarinet, Outstanding

2005        Alumni Scholarship, Music, University of Colorado

2005        Selected Performer, Multicultural Show

2004        Best Soloist, All State wind Ensemble (Rendezvous with the Other Side)

2002        1st Place Historical Era Festival (Rondo Op51, No.1, Beethoven)

2000        Selected Honors Soloist to play with Snow Mass Summer Faculty String Quartet

      (Sonatina Op.55 No.1, Kuhlau)

 

PERFORMANCES (Not  all inclusive)

2012-16      US and European performances with Nekrogoblikon (Goblin Metal)

2014            Keyboard arrangement for “Musical”

2013            Solo pianist for Sassafrass Jazz/Blues Nightclub

2012            US performances with Rocky Kramer (Rock)

2012            US performances with Starving for Gravity (Pop Rock)

2011            US performances with Starving for Gravity (Pop Rock)

 

EARLIER YEARS

2005 – 2007     University of Colorado Ensemble, Solo, and Accompaniment Performances

2004 – 2007     Winged Deception (Metal)

2000 – 2005    Woodman Valley Chapel Praise Band (Christian)

 

2004 – Classical Performances and Arrangements

  • Randezvous with the Other Side (Saucedo)
  • Prelude for a Rock Band (original alternative composition for Power Chord Academy)
  • Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum (Debussy)
  • No. 6 from Six Dances in Bulgarian Rhythm 1-6 (Bartok)
  • Prelude in E Minor Op 28, No 4 (Chopin)
  •  Moondance by Nightwish (Arrangement for Keyboard, Guitar, Drums)
  •  Kinslayer by Nightwish (Arrangement for Keyboard, Guitar, Drum)

2003  – Classical Performances and Rearrangements

  • Dreams (Original composition for the Young Composers Festival)
  • Prelude in C# Minor, op.3 #2 (Rachmaninov)
  • Moonlight Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Christmas Production Bethlehem! The Journey (Musical by L. Rhodes)
  • Equinox (Original composition for the  Colorado Springs Symphony Composers Concert)
  • Kinderszenen Scenes of Childhood (Schumann)
  • Tantaula’s Theme (Arrangement for Piano, Clarinet, and Alto Sax)

2002 – Classical Performances

  • 10 Selected pieces for Clarinet Festival
  • Wedding Rain (Liz Story)
  • Impromptu in A Flat, D.935  (Schubert)
  • Flying (Original composition for the Young Composers Summer Festival
  • Fantasie KV397 (385g) @ Interlochen (Mozart)
  • Fantasie in D min K397 (Mozart)
  • Evening of Piano Music; solo pianist for French Restaurant
    • Le CouCou (Daquin); Sonata, A Major K113, L345 (Scarlatti);
    • Rondo D Major KV485 (Mozart); Claire de Lune (Debussy);Old
    • French Song, from the Album for the Young, Op. 39, No. 16
  • (Tchaikovsky); Spanish Dance No. 5 (Andaluza), from 12
  • Spanish Dances (Granados)

2001 – Classical Performances

  • Battle Dance, 1st Movement  (Original Composition for a Summer Music Festival 
  • Selections from Michael W. Smith’s Freedom Album
  • Sonata Opus 55 No. 1 (Kuhlau) Honors Solo at Snow Mass 
  • Clarinet Solo with Wind Ensemble for the Music Educators Association Conference    
  • Various quarterly solos (1997 – 2001)

 

MUSIC EDUCATION

2011-13    Musician’s Institute
2013         Barn Productions Internship
2005-07  University of Colorado
2004        Power Chord Academy, Chicago, IL
2003        Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Academy
2003        Brevard Institute of Music
2002        Interlochen Summer Institute
2002        Pikes Peak Young Composers  Summer Academy
2001        Chicago Institute of Music Summer Camp
2001        Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Academy
2001         Snow Mass Suzuki Music Camp
2000        Pikes Peak Young Composers Summer Academy
2000        Snow Mass Suzuki Music Camp
1999–2005   Private Instruction-Piano (Leonard Rhodes)
2000-2002   Private Instruction-Clarinet (Edward Nucchio)
1997- 2000   Private Instruction – Piano, Suzuki Method  (Silke Sauppe)
2001-2005    Marching Band, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, CO
                        Wind Ensemble, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, CO
                        Jazz Band, Rampart High School, Colorado Springs, CO

 

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS 

Member, ASCAP

 

OTHER LINKS

www.linkedin.com/pub/aaron-minich/59/33b/a56

http://soundcloud.com/aminich/tracks

https://www.facebook.com/nekrogoblikon

https://www.flavors.me/aminich

http://rockycramer.com

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRGjT40AgkM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsMKOx6fumc

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