2017 Festival Orchestra: James Miller

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James Miller, trombone

JAMES MILLER is the Associate Principal Trombone with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic, a position he has held since 1999. His duties include performing on alto,
tenor, and bass trombone; tenor tuba; and bass trumpet. His previous orchestral
experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, the Long Island Philharmonic, and
the New York Philharmonic. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from
the University of Northern Iowa and his Master of Music degree from the Juilliard
School, where he was a scholarship student of Per Brevig.

His playing experience includes performances with the Silk Road Ensemble, the Paragon
Ragtime Orchestra, Ensemble ST-X, the Michael Bublé Big Band, and a variety of jazz,
rock, ska, and Latin ensembles. He has been a participant in the Mainly Mozart Festival,
the Aspen Music Festival, and the Ojai Music Festival as well as performing as a soloist
with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green
Umbrella Series. He has also been featured as a soloist with many ensembles throughout
Mexico, United States and in Europe. As a composer, he has had world premieres in New
York’s Lincoln Center and continues to perform his own works in solo performances
throughout the country. He serves on the faculty of the University of California Los
Angeles (UCLA).

Miller is a Conn/Selmer and a Denis Wick clinician and has two CDs entitled from coast
to coast and Delays, delays on All Barks Dog records.