Dr. Audrey Miller is the assistant professor of clarinet at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. At NSU, Dr. Miller teaches applied clarinet, advanced music theory, music technology, and conducts the concert band. She regularly participates in community outreach, teaching clarinet workshops to young, aspiring musicians.
Dr. Miller is also a D'Addario Woodwinds Artist and Clinician. Her clinics focus on creating an excitement between the student and their instrument. She works on developing fundamentals like finger position, air support, tone, and embouchure. Once the fundamentals are understood and practiced, students can work on musicianship, creativity, and finding an individual voice. If you would like a clinic please contact her.
This July, Dr. Miller will be premiering a new work for clarinet, soprano, and piano by Richard Pearson Thomas titled Life on the Edge at the 2019 ClarinetFest in Knoxville, Tennessee. In April 2018, Dr. Miller performed the bass clarinet solo HARMONIEN from KLANG, Stockhausen’s final epic, in Philadelphia, PA. She spent the summers of 2017 and 2018 in Saarburg, Germany as a guest artist at the Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival. She had her international debut in Belgium in 2011 and spent the summer of 2013 teaching and performing in Tanzania as a part of Clarinets for Conservation. Audrey has performed around the United States, including Arizona, California, Florida, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Washington, and in Nebraska where she premiered a work by composer Scott McAllister at the 2012 International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest in Lincoln, NE.
In 2014, Dr. Miller finished her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in clarinet performance at Arizona State University working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and studying with Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner. Her research focused on commissioning new works for clarinet and bass clarinet and other woodwind instruments. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a M.M, where she studied with Dr. Frank Kowalsky and earned a B.M. from Western Washington University, studying with Eugene Zoro.