INDIVIDUAL - SCAD ID - #350
Aaron Railey is a composer, arranger, certified educator, and performer based out of Columbia, South Carolina. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music Education, with an emphasis in percussion performance from The University of South Carolina. Aaron is currently the Associate Director of Bands at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC, where he directs the Audio Engineering program, and is also the director of steel bands. Aaron is the Director of Steel Drum Ensembles at Logan Elementary School in Columbia, SC, where he teaches a before school musical outreach program to third through fifth graders. He and his wife Caroline, reside with their son Christian in Lexington, SC.
Versatility is the word that best describes Aaron’s performance abilities. He has been a solo performer on concert tours around the world, achieved multiple international championships in music performance with DCI and WGI organizations, and is a steel pan solo artist performing around the state of South Carolina for various events.
As an educator, Aaron has an undeniable passion for instilling positive life skills through music. Along with his positions at Logan Elementary School and River Bluff High School, he is an active clinician, and a devoted private lesson instructor. Aaron is also a well-sought after composer and arranger whose music can be found at C-Alan Publications, MarchingBandWorks, and Sheet Music Plus.
Aaron is honored to be endorse and be apart of the artist families of Remo Inc. The Vic Firth Company, and The Zildjian Company.