AARON CIVIC

GUITAR

civicAs an electric guitarist since 2004, and a classical guitarist for the past 6 years, Aaron Civic has performed at numerous music venues in the Albany/Saratoga area of NY state. He has also performed at music venues in NYC and the Finger Lakes region of NY state. His teaching experience includes tutoring music theory, sight singing, and keyboard musicianship at Schenectady County Community College (from Fall 2012 to Spring 2014), as well as faculty positions at Cardon Studios in Washington, D.C., and Ottley Music School in Hyattsville, Maryland.

Late in 2004, he started a career in music beginning with electric guitar lessons at the age of 10. The next year began exploring the genres of rock and folk music, initiating with the songs of The Rolling Stones, The Beatles, Eric Clapton, etc. At the same time, he had also begun composing his own repertoire, and incorporating those new songs into his live performances.

Between 2007 and 2009, Aaron incorporated the use of a Digitech Jamman looping pedal, and eventually, a Korg M50 keyboard workstation, which changed his original material stylistically. The new music was almost solely instrumental material which focused on the one-man band aspect of his performance, as well as the much lighter rock style.

Currently, his live performances on electric guitar consist solely of original material. He uses the Korg M50 keyboard workstation to produce drums and bass, and the looping pedal records the keyboard and his guitar, in order to allow him to take solos. All of the looping is done live on the spot.

Aaron holds an Associate in Science (A.S.) degree from Schenectady County Community College, majoring in classical guitar performance. In May 2016, he graduated from Ithaca College with a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) degree in classical guitar performance. He is currently enrolled in a Master of Music (M.M.) program at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland, where he is also serving as graduate assistant in the guitar studio of Julian Gray.