Gregory Miller, Horn
Equally at home as a soloist, teacher, chamber musician, and symphonic horn player, Gregory Miller is fast becoming one of the most accomplished horn players of his generation. As hornist with the internationally acclaimed Empire Brass, Mr. Miller has performed in nearly every major concert hall in the world, including Carnegie Hall, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, Tokyo Opera City, the Mozarteum, Petronas Towers, the Barbican, and Suntory Hall. His solo career includes appearances with the Orquesta Sinfonia Nacional, San Jose, Costa Rica; the Daegu City Symphony Orchestra, Daegu, South Korea; and the U.S. Navy Band of Washington, DC. His recordings with Empire Brass, which include Class Brass: Firedance and The Glory of Gabrieli, can be heard exclusively on the Telarc Label. In 2003, Mr. Miller released his solo debut recording entitled From Bach to Bernstein: Romantic Music for Horn and Piano on the MSR Label. In 2006, Mr. Miller released his second solo album on the MSR Label entitled Solos for the Horn Player with Piano Accompaniment. This CD is the first recording of the complete Mason Jones Solos for the Horn Player.
Mr. Miller joined the faculty at the University of Maryland School of Music in the Fall of 2000 and was appointed Chair of the Wind and Percussion Division in 2005. Prior to his appointment, he served on the faculties of Florida International University, the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University, and the University of Hawaii. His orchestral experience includes principal positions with the New World Symphony under Michael Tilson Thomas and the Honolulu Symphony Orchestra. He has also performed with the Pittsburgh, Jacksonville, National, Baltimore Symphony Orchestras, and the Florida Philharmonic. Mr. Miller, a founding member of the New World Brass Quintet, recorded the Ingolf Dahl Music for Brass Instruments on the Argo Decca Label. He is a clinician for Conn-Selmer Musical Instruments and performs exclusively on the CONN 8 D.
Active as a recitalist and clinician, Mr. Miller currently serves on the faculties of the National Orchestral Institute at the University of Maryland and the Las Vegas Music Festival at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas. He has served on the faculties of the Bowdoin Summer Festival and the Trombones de Costa Rica International Brass Festival. In 1999, he was appointed an International Principal at the Pacific Music Festival of Sapporo, Japan. Mr. Miller also performs annually at the Festival de Musique de St. Barthelemy, the Monadnock Music Festival of New Hampshire, and with the Palm Beach Opera Orchestra.
A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Mr. Miller received his BM in Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied with Robert Fries, former co-principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Mr. Miller makes his home in Silver Spring, Maryland and Boca Raton, Florida with his wife, violinist Laura Hilgeman, and their six children.