Eastern Michigan University

College of Arts and Sciences

Music & Dance

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Kevin Miller

Director of Orchestral Activities

Kevin Miller 104 Alexander Building




M.M., University of Michigan

B.M., Oberlin Conservatory of Music

Courses Taught

  • University Orchestra¬†


Appointed to the EMU faculty in 1991 Kevin Miller conducts the Symphony Orchestra, coordinates the instrumental student teaching program, and teaches orchestra methods and conducting.

Professor Miller has been music director of the Metropolitan Youth Symphony, the Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Ann Arbor School for the Performing Arts, Lake St. Clair Symphony Orchestra, the Elgin Area Youth Orchestra, assistant conductor of the Elgin (Illinois) Symphony Orchestra, and is a frequent guest conductor of professional and community orchestras. He has conducted orchestras at the Midwest Band and Orchestra Clinic (Chicago), the Michigan Music Education In-service Conference, and has presented clinics there and at the Illinois Music Education Association state convention.

Miller has served the profession in many capacities: the Michigan chapter of the American String Teachers Association (ASTA) as president, the Michigan Music Conference as secretary on the board of directors, and as a guest conductor, clinician and adjudicator. He is a founding member of the College Orchestra Directors Association (CODA) and he advises the EMU student chapter of ASTA; winner of the first national Student Chapter-of-the-Year Award. In January 2008 he received the Michigan ASTA Teacher-of-the-Year Award.

Miller is also the minister of music and the director of the chancel choir at the First United Methodist Church in Ypsilanti. He received his Bachelor of Music degree from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and his Master of Music degree from the University of Michigan. He is married to Marti and is the proud father of three grown daughters: Katherine, Melanie and Laura.

The School of Music & Dance is part of the College of Arts & Sciences, 214 Pray-Harrold • Faculty Resources