Mr. Miller serves as Assistant Director of Bands, Associate Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band, and Director of Marching Percussion, working as the instructor and arranger for the Hawkeye Marching Band Drumline at the University of Iowa.
BORN IN: Indianapolis
LIVES IN: Iowa City
PLAYING SINCE: 2007
BIGGEST INFLUENCES: Jojo Mayer, Dom Famularo, Bernard Purdie
MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE YOU PLAYED IN: WGI Finals 2016
MOST MEMORABLE PERFORMANCE YOU DIDN’T PLAY IN: Amadinda PASIC 2022
CAREER HIGHLIGHT: Co-Percussion Arranger, A Tribute to Elton John, combined show with the Hawkeye Marching Band and The Ohio State University Marching Band
FAVOURITE SABIAN CYMBAL: 22” HHX Complex Ride
Mr. Miller serves as Assistant Director of Bands, Associate Director of the Hawkeye Marching Band, and Director of Marching Percussion, working as the instructor and arranger for the Hawkeye Marching Band Drumline at the University of Iowa. He teaches private snare drum lessons in the Iowa Percussion department, and he is an active performer, designer, and adjudicator throughout the Midwest. He holds a Master’s Degree in Percussion Performance from the University of Iowa, a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education from the University of Missouri – Columbia, and he graduated from Webster Groves High School in St. Louis, Missouri.
Mr. Miller has held numerous professional appointments as an instructor and designer, including his appointments as a snare technician to the Colt Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps in 2017, Gateway Indoor in 2018, and Crossroads Percussion in 2019. In addition, Mr. Miller has served as an instructor at many programs throughout Missouri, including Webster Groves High School, Willard High School, Hickman High School, CPS United Indoor Drumline, and California High School.
His designing experience has continued to expand beyond writing full scores and drill for the Hawkeye Marching Band. Mr. Miller has arranged percussion for Rock Bridge High School in Columbia, Missouri, Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, Arkansas, and has recently been hired to arrange percussion for the Indiana Marching Hundred in Bloomington, Indiana.
Mr. Miller has extensive experience in numerous performance areas, including but not limited to, his time spent marching snare drum in WGI with Freedom Percussion in 2013, Marching Mizzou (2013-2014), Gateway Indoor (2016-2017), as well as with the Colts Drum and Bugle Corps for the 2016 season. He has performed as a percussion soloist with the University of Missouri Percussion Ensemble, Iowa Percussion, and the Iowa Concert Band. He also served as the principal percussionist in the Iowa Symphony Band. Mr. Miller received Member of the Year, as well as the Mid-Continent Color Guard Association scholarship for the 2017 WGI season. He is completing his Doctorate of Musical Arts in Percussion Performance and Pedagogy at the University of Iowa (currently A.B.D.), where he studies with Dr. Daniel Moore. He resides in Iowa City, Iowa, with his partner, Laura Beth, and their dog, Ria.