Music Background

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, LogicPro, Photoshop CS5, ProTools, 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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