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Aaron Watson

1474 Resolute Street Celebration, FL 34747


Phone: 225-933-4675 E-Mail: watsonaaron@live.com

Education
B.A. Music Studies: Composition, Dec 2008
University of South Florida, Tampa Bay, FL

Professional Performance Experience


Performing Musician

Working Trumpet Player 2007-Present, Orlando, FL


Spamalot
2012 National Tour (Trumpet/Piccolo Trumpet)
Brass Band of Central FL
2010-Present (Cornet) - Competitive Professional British Brass Band
Chicago
2010 Maine State Music Theater, Bowdoin, MA (OnStage Trumpet)
The Drowsy Chaperone
2009 National Tour (Trumpet)
Blast!
2007 Japan Natl Tour (Trumpet/Piccolo Trumpet)
The Producers
2006 National Tour (Trumpet)
Oklahoma
2004 National Tour (Trumpet/Flugelhorn)
National and Local Titles number in the 40s.

Music Producer/Owner
Villa Creative, LLC, Orlando, FL
August 2011-Present
Design, Compose, Record, Sequence, Mix, Master, and Produce music and Out-of-the-Box Live
Entertainment for a wide variety of scenarios. This includes live theme park entertainment, musical
theater, film and commercial music, atmosphere music, competitive marching band shows, etc.

Miscellaneous Experience
Composer/Arranger Experience

Short films, Indie films, and Commercials.


New Musicals
Wind Ensembles
Chiba Jets Japanese NBA Team
Florida Aquarium in Tampa Bay
Original Competitive Marching Band Shows

Audio Experience
Record engineering, sound engineering, sound mixing, field recording (for film)
Teaching Experience
Part Time: Taught high school and middle school level marching bands, wind ensembles, and
private lessons since 2004.
Drum & Bugle Corps Experience
5 years performing from 99-03 (Blue Stars, Glassmen, Crossmen, Blue Devils)
Taught Brass in 2006

Professional References

Jason Wetzel
David Torres
Francis Franqui
Chad Shoopman
Dr. Jay Coble

Touring Musical Director


Trumpet Player, Barnum & Bailey
Army Bands Trumpet, Fort Hood
Director, Brass Band of Central Florida
Trumpet Professor, Univ. of South Florida

(407) 766-0405
(954) 303-8538
(407) 373-8390
(407) 399-9460
(813) 833-8605

Aaron Watson
1474 Resolute Street Celebration, FL 34747
Phone: 225-933-4675 E-Mail: watsonaaron@live.com

Bio
Aaron Watson (composer, trumpet player) is the owner/founder of Villa Creative Entertainment, an Orlandobased performance entertainment company. Villa Creative also claims the world's first professional stilt-walking
dixieland band, Fleur De Beat, extremely popular in and around Orlando theme parks.
As a performer, he has performed throughout North America and Asia with several Broadway touring shows
including The Producers, Spamalot, Blast, Drowsy Chaperone, How The Grinch Stole Christmas, and
Oklahoma. His national, regional, and local credits include over 40 titles.
He has performed with the national award-winning Brass Band of Central Florida for a number of years, which
includes some of the top performers in the world, and competed with the group throughout North America and
the U.K.
An active runner and sports enthusiast, Aaron usually completes 1 full marathon and 2 half marathons per
years. He also spent 5 years performing with Drum Corps International from 99-03 and taught a season as well
in 2006.
As a composer, Aaron's music has been heard in films, new musicals, commercials, wind ensembles, and
competitive marching band shows. He has also written for a Japanese NBA team and the Florida Aquarium in
Tampa Bay.
At home in live entertainment, Aaron has also worked with multiple theme parks, including Walt Disney World
and Universal Studios Florida, in an extremely wide variety of performance roles that include stilt walking,
puppeteering, acting, dancing, and many more.
Outside of performance and composition, Aaron is a sound designer, recording and mix engineer, and live audio
engineer. He also works with the Imagination House in Orlando, a team who writes most of today's theme park,
fireworks/parades, and cruise ship music.
He currently resides in Orlando, FL with his beautiful wife and two sons.

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