Gene Milford

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Gene Milford


Gene F. Milford (b. 1 July 1946, Canton, Ohio) is an American composser and educator.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in instrumental music education, Master of Arts degree in music history, and a Ph.D. in music education from Kent State University, where he was the recipient of a University Fellowship.

Dr. Milford is an instrumental music educator with 30 years of experience, including 23 years at Edgewood High School, Ashtabula, Ohio. His bands consistently received superior ratings at Ohio Music Education Association sponsored events and performed at state and national professional conferences. In addition, numerous nationally known guest conductors and soloists performed with his bands. He is a senior lecturer in Music Education at The University of Akron; he has also served on the faculty of Kent State University and Hiram College.

Dr. Milford has served as guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator and presented clinic sessions at regional and national conferences. His articles on music education have appeared in Triad, Dialogues in Instrumental Music Education Contributions to Music Education and The Instrumentalist.

As a composer and arranger, Dr. Milford has received numerous commissions and was the recipient of a grant from the Ohio Arts Council. His compositions and arrangements for band, orchestra, choir, and ensembles are in the catalogues of nine publishers. A number of his publications are currently on state required lists throughout the U.S. and Australia. His professional affiliations include the Ohio Music Education Association (OMEA), where he has served as a district president and on numerous committees at both the district and state level; American School Band Directors Association (ASBDA), having served as state chair; National Band Association (NBA); Phi Beta Mu; Phi Kappa Lambda; and American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He has received an ASCAP Award each year since 2001 and was the 2006 inductee to the Ohio Band Directors Hall of Fame.

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