Aaron LaVere joined the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra as principal trombone in 2014. Prior to this appointment, LaVere held the position of principal trombone of the Oregon Symphony Orchestra for thirteen years, guest principal trombone with the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra and principal trombone for the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as well as the Oregon Bach Festival. As a New World Symphony fellow, he performed under the batons of Michael Tilson Thomas, Hans Vonk, Sergiu Comissiona, Vladimir Spivakov, Donald Runnicles and Hugh Wolff. LaVere has performed with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Cleveland Orchestra, Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Seattle Symphony, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, San Antonio Symphony, Kalamazoo Symphony, Ann Arbor Symphony, Flint Symphony, Ravinia Festival, Grant Park Orchestra, Washington National Opera Orchestra and the Royal Winnipeg Ballet.
A frequent soloist, LaVere has appeared throughout the country performing concerti of Launy Grøndahl, Ferdinand David and Gordon Jacob. An active chamber musician, LaVere is a member of the Baltimore Symphony Brass Quintet and has performed with the Oregon Symphony Brass, Detroit Chamber Winds, Detroit Symphony Brass Quintet, Michigan Chamber Brass and the New World Brass Quintet. A committed clinician, LaVere has given masterclasses throughout North America and Asia. LaVere holds Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the University of Michigan where he studied with H. Dennis Smith.
LaVere can be heard on recordings by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Symphony Orchestra, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, Oregon Bach Festival and the Oregon Symphony Brass.