Jeffrey L. Miller is Associate Director of Bands and the inaugural Director of Athletic Bands at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. In this capacity, Dr. Miller serves as the Director of the Pride of Niner Nation Marching Band and 49ers Basketball Band, is conductor of the university Symphonic Band, and teaches a course in Marching Band Techniques.
Prior to his appointment at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Dr. Miller served as the Assistant Director of Bands at the University of Colorado at Boulder. In this position, he served as the Assistant Director of the Golden Buffalo Marching Band and the director of the Buff Basketball Band. Additional responsibilities included conducting the Concert Band, teaching a course in Marching Band Techniques, supervising student teachers, and coordinating the CU Summer Music Academy as its Assistant Director. Dr. Miller also served as the Musical Director and Conductor for the Boulder Concert Band, a community-based wind band.
He received his Bachelor of Music Education from Florida Southern College and his Masters of Music Education and Doctor of Philosophy, with emphasis in Instrumental Conducting, from Florida State University. At Florida State, Dr. Miller served as a graduate conducting associate for the University Wind and Athletic bands and was assistant conductor of the Tallahassee Winds, a community-based wind band. In addition to conducting, he also instructed instrumental pedagogy courses and was a teaching assistant for the undergraduate and graduate Instrumental Conducting courses.
Prior to his University appointments, Dr. Miller served as a public school instrumental music educator in the state of Florida, having taught at the middle and senior high level.
Dr. Miller’s research interests include evaluating quality in wind band literature for school ensembles, pre-service teacher preparation, and focus of attention and aesthetic response to musical elements. He has presented research and teaching clinics at regional and state-level conferences, including the CBDNA Southern Division Conference and the Florida and Colorado Music Educators Conferences. In addition to his research, Dr. Miller is an active guest clinician/conductor, adjudicator, drill writer, and music arranger. In spring 2015, Dr. Miller will serve as the inaugural conductor of the Charlotte Youth Symphonic Band.