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December, 18, 2024
01:45 PM - 03:00 PM




Bryan Miller

Bryan Miller

Orchestra New Music Reading Session

Clinic Synopsis:

The Chicagoland Educators Orchestra will perform selections of new music submitted by exhibiting publishers.

Bryan Miller - Biographical Information

For nearly a quarter century, Lieutenant Colonel Bryan Miller has been honored to serve our nation as Commander and Conductor of the Air National Guard Band of the Midwest, the 566th Air Force Band, a National Medal of Arts recipient organization. Mission highlights include leading teams for two Southwest Asia and Africa deployments, Mount Rushmore’s Independence Day Celebration, Rockefeller Center Plaza’s Centennial of Flight Exposition, the Liberty Medal Ceremony at Independence Hall, performances honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, Gold Star Families, the Warrior Games, funeral memorial honors for President Ronald Reagan, and serving as a Liaison Officer for the Illinois National Guard’s COVID-19 Military Vaccination Augmentation Team mission.  A career music educator, he is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Chicagoland Educators Orchestra. He has served as chair for the national award winning Leyden High School music department since 1994, and has held concurrent music education and conducting positions with Elmhurst University, North Central, and VanderCook Colleges. Guest conducting appearances have included the United States Air Force Band, the Wheaton Municipal Band, ILMEA, ISYM, the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra, and numerous university and community bands. A CYSO alumnus, he has served on its Board of Directors since 2002. He regularly serves as a presenter, conductor, or performer for NAfME, The Midwest Clinic, ILMEA, and was also appointed to serve on NAfME’s National Council of Music Program Leaders. An active trumpet artist, he performed under Maestro Daniel Barenboim with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and Lyric Opera brass sections for the Arnold Jacobs memorial tribute concert at Symphony Center. His brass quintet was a semi-finalist in the Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. He is an alumnus of the NIU Jazz Ensemble, former principal trumpet of the Wheaton Municipal Band, and a founding member of Chicagoland’s renown Pete Ellman Big Band.