Need a Clinician, Guest Conductor, or Adjudicator?

Hello, all! As one school year grows toward a rapid conclusion, I know that we’re already looking deeply into the 2019-2020 school year. Therefore, before my calendar completely fills, I’d like to send out my annual reminder that if you’re looking for a fresh set of ears and eyes to work with your band, I am available as a consultant throughout the coming fall, winter, and spring months.  Join the other programs across the country that bring me to their bands for multi-day marching and concert band intensives, honor bands, judged performances in the concert and marching realms, and more that will help bring your performance to a new level! In addition, I am an experienced adjudicator, so don’t hesitate to contact me to contract my services.  Best of luck to everyone as they prepare their young performers!

Author: Dr. Ward Miller

Ward Miller hails from Loachapoka, a small farming community near the city of Auburn, Alabama. He earned his bachelors of music education from Auburn University in 2001, where he served as webmaster, arranger, and an undergraduate teaching assistant with the Auburn University Marching Band. He graduated from Arizona State University in 2003 with a masters in Trombone Performance. While in the Phoenix area, he served as a part time assistant and clinician with the Paradise Valley High School bands, the Mesa Community College Wind Ensemble, and the Phoenix Symphony Guild Youth Orchestra. He taught public school in Alabama for three years, serving as Director of Bands at Andalusia High School and at Pleasant Grove High School. In 2006 he accepted a graduate teaching assistantship at The University of Iowa, where he studied with Dr. Myron Welch in Band Conducting. While at Iowa, he also worked as a teaching assistant with the Hawkeye Marching Band, where he wrote, taught, and conducted multiple arrangements and halftime drills. He also conducted the Iowa University Concert Band, and earned the 2008 outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant award for the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Dr. Miller graduated in 2011 from the University of Iowa with his D.M.A. in Band Conducting. Since 2014, Dr. Miller has been the Brass Caption Head for the Blue Stars Drum and Bugle Corps of La Crosse, WI. He currently resides in Minneapolis, MN where he spends his time arranging and composing, and working as a music education consultant.