Aaron McFarlane, violin, blends performance, education, and outreach to share his passion for music with a children and adults alike. He is currently the Director of Sistema New Brunswick’s Saint John Centre.
Aaron’s experience as a teacher is largely with underserved children and youth. He was a fellow with Community MusicWorks in Providence, RI, where he worked as a musician-in-residence in a low-income community. Aaron was also the director of the strings department at Mount Kenya Academy in the Central Highlands of Kenya – the largest program of its type in East Africa.
An adventurous performer, Aaron is equally at home performing in airports and national parks as he is the concert hall. As an orchestral musician, Aaron has performed with numerous orchestras including the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, Nairobi Orchestra, New World Symphony, and Shreveport Symphony Orchestra. Aaron is currently a member of Symphony New Brunswick.
Aaron received his Bachelor of Music from McGill University and completed his Master of Music degree at Rice University where he studied with Kathleen Winkler. When he’s not playing or teaching the violin, he can most likely be found hiking the Fundy Footpath.