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Michael Miller

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Michael Miller

Biography

Michael J. Miller (b. 1986) is an American composer and educator.

Mr. Miller holds a Master of Music degree in instrumental conducting from the University of Florida, and a Bachelor of Music Education degree from Syracuse University. As a graduate teaching assistant for the University of Florida bands, Mr. Miller guest conducted the wind symphony, symphonic band, and concert band, taught undergraduate conducting lessons, and was a staff member and music designer for the university’s marching band.

He served as band director at Newsome High School in Lithia, Fla., from 2013 to 2018. Prior to his appointment at Newsome High School, Mr. Miller was an assistant director of bands at Robert Vela High School in Edinburg, TX, and the director of bands at Weeki Wachee High School in Weeki Wachee, Fla., where he was named one of Hernando county's "H.E.R.O.E.S." (Hernando Educators Reaching Out to Every Student).

Mr. Miller was a conducting drum major and trumpeter for the Boston Crusaders Drum and Bugle Corps, played mellophone for the Syracuse Brigadiers Drum and Bugle Corps, and was on staff with the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps.

Mr. Miller is an active music designer for bands in Florida, New York, and Massachusetts, including Syracuse University’s “Pride of the Orange” Marching Band, and the "Scarlet Knights" of Rutgers University. Mr. Miller is a member of the Music Educators National Conference, the Florida Music Educators Association, the Florida Bandmasters Association, and is a brother of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia.

Mr. Miller is now [2019] a full-time composer.


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