Timothy Lee Miller

Timothy Lee Miller

Instrument: Composer/conductor | Location: Newark

Updated: December 20, 2019

Born: October 10, 1961

TIMOTHY LEE MILLER is an American composer, arranger, orchestrator, and publisher writing contemporary concert music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, wind ensemble, and voice, as well as jazz music for big bands and small combos. He has also written for several small films, television projects, and video games. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee (BS Music Ed, 1984), the University of Miami (MM Media Writing and Production, 1990) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA Composition, 2013). His principal composition teachers have been John Anthony Lennon, James Progris, Tamar Diesendruck, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Andy Jaffe, John Fitz Rogers, and Roger Zahab. He has received numerous commissions and awards, including several ASCAP awards. His works have been performed throughout the US, Europe, Russia, and China. His music is recorded on ERMMedia, Ansonica, Navona, and Phoenix Classics.

In November 2015, Miller was part of the PARMA Recordings venture to Havana, Cuba to record several jazz works with musicians in Havana under the People to People humanitarian program. Two of his big band jazz pieces, Hot Miami Nights and On An Autumn Day, were recorded and released on the two-disc set ABRAZO: The Havana Sessions alongside music by the other seven composers. The CD to date has received worldwide critical acclaim and was in consideration for a Grammy nomination.

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“Finally, someone who isn’t afraid to write pretty music!” Don Pederson, composer and professor of music, University of Tennessee

“Wonderfully prolific!” Alex Shapiro, composer

“Lovely, unpretentious, well crafted music.” David Tanner, composer

“Glorious melodies . . . “ Trajan J. Trathan, composer/musician

“Timothy Miller’s music is accessible to audience and performer alike.” Keith McClelland, professor of bassoon, University of Tennessee

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