Central Washington University, Department of Music
September 21, 2016
Aaron Hirsch was hired as an adjunct lecturer in music for the CWU department of music. During his time there he will teach Basic Conducting I and II in each quarter, and conduct the opera performances of Mozart's "Magic Flute" as well as a chamber orchestra concert in the spring quarter.
Dresdener Meisterkurse Musik
September 9-15, 2015
Aaron Hirsch was accepted into the Dresden Music Masterclass 2015, held at the Musikhochschule Carl Marie von Weber in Dresden. DMM is a two-week long festival of learning for musicians in all disciplines which provides many classes on technique, interpretation, and performance, but also on health, strength building and endurance, and free improvisation.
The conducting master class, which Hirsch will be participating in, is lead by Ekkehard Klemm of the Musikhochschule faculty, and is hosted by the Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra of Dresden. The week of study will culminate in a final performance with the chamber orchestra in public concert.
Master Class on Liturgical Organ Use and Recital
Holy Cross Catholic Church, Kaukauna, WI
August 22, 2015
On Saturday, August 22nd, Aaron Hirsch will give both a masterclass and recital. At 9 am, the masterclass will focus on proper organ usage for accompanying singers and congregation at a church. This is presented with Hirsch's nearly 10 years as an organist in the Catholic Church, and an ongoing effort to improve organ usage in the liturgy today.
On that same day at 7 pm, Hirsch will present a solo organ recital at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Kaukauna, WI. On Sunday the 23rd, Aaron will demonstrate his knowledge in application while playing for a couple Masses at the church.
Announced Artistic Director of YMM
In 2014, Hirsch was officially named as artistic director of the Young Musicians of Minnesota. He had been serving as conductor for all performances since YMM's inception in 2013.
Each summer YMM holds its summer music festival, providing a low-cost, intensive program of learning orchestral repertoire. Through this program youth ranging from advanced high school through college are immersed in eight weeks of rehearsals, including sectionals with Minnesota Orchestra Musicians, and a final summer performance alongside their mentors.