Aaron Railey

Aaron Railey is a composer, 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, where he studied under Dr. Scott Herring. Aaron is currently the Director of Percussion at River Bluff High School in Lexington, SC, and is the Director of Steel Drum Ensembles at Logan Elementary School in Columbia, SC. He and his wife, Caroline, reside in West Columbia, SC.

Versatility is the word that best describes Aaron’s performance abilities. In the genre of concert percussion, he has been a featured soloist on a concert tour throughout China, and also a featured percussion ensemble artist at The Percussive Arts Society International Convention. Aaron has also been heavily involved with the marching arts throughout his career. He has performed with various DCI and WGI groups such as; Spirit of Atlanta, Carolina Crown, and Palmetto Percussion under the direction of DCI and WGI hall of fame members, Chris Lee, Thom Hannum, Lee Beddis, Andrew Markworth, and Chris Hestin. Aaron is also an active steel pan solo artist performing around the state of South Carolina for weddings, parties, and other various events.

As an educator, Aaron has an undeniable passion for instilling positive life skills through music. Along with his present positions at Logan Elementary School and River Bluff High School, he is an active clinician across the country and a devoted private lesson instructor. Ensembles under his direction have consistently placed in the top three at state marching competitions, received superior ratings at concert festivals, and most recently, his winter percussion ensemble was named SCBDA State Champion in Division AA.

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