Aaron Breeck began studying violin at age 9. He received his Bachelor’s of Music in music education from the University of Kentucky (UK) and his Master’s of music from VanderCook College of Music. While at UK he studied violin with Daniel Mason and Margaret Karp. Mr. Breeck’s first classroom teaching experience occurred while an undergraduate at the University of Kentucky as a charter member of the UK String Project. There, he conducted beginning and intermediate orchestras and met with violin students in master classes. After graduating Mr. Breeck accepted a position in Mt. Sterling as a middle school and elementary school orchestra director for Montgomery County Public Schools. Currently, Mr. Breeck is the director of orchestras at Montgomery County High School.
Mr. Breeck is an active member of the orchestra community throughout the state of Kentucky. He has been a guest conductor for the Jefferson County Public School (JCPS) District Orchestra Music Festival. He has adjudicated orchestras for KMEA Solo & Ensemble Festival as well as Large Ensemble Festival in central and Northern Kentucky. Mr. Breeck has served as the KMEA Orchestra Division Chair for District 8 and is a member of NAfME and the American String Teachers Association (ASTA). In the summer of 2013 Mr. Breeck was invited to Yale University to participate in the Yale Symposium on Music Education where he received the Yale School of Music Distinguished Music Educator Award. Most recently, Mr. Breeck was a co-presenter at the 2015 National School Board Association Conference.
In his free time Mr. Breeck enjoys staying active by playing rugby and coaching middle school wrestling.