Aaron Hynds, DMA, Bowling Green State University, is a Kentucky-based audio engineer, low brass performer, and composer. He is currently Lecturer of Music Business and New Media at the University of Kentucky, teaching courses in audio recording and the music industry. He also directs the RocKats rock ensemble. His creative practice as both performer and composer focuses on the intersection of digital and analog domains, with a particular emphasis on the use of his primary instrument, the tuba. He has performed widely throughout the United States, with many recent performances consisting exclusively of newly-written compositions for the tuba and bass trombone. And as a composer, his compositions have been performed in a number of venues around the country, including the 2022 Great Lakes Regional College Music Society Conference and the 2022 Great Plains Regional Tuba-Euphonium Conference. Upcoming projects include the performance and engineering of a double-CD of commissioned works for the tuba entitled Colossus: New Works for Solo Tuba, and the publication of a new textbook on audio engineering (Taylor & Francis).