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Musician 1st Class David J. Miller,


MU1 David J. Miller

Musician 1st Class David Miller, originally from Chicago, Ill., joined the Navy Band in 2005.  He studied with Thomas Ashworth while earning a Bachelor of Music in trombone performance at the University of Minnesota, and with Nitzan Haroz while earning a Master of Music in trombone performance at Temple University.  He has been a member of the Charleston Symphony in South Carolina and solo trombonist with the Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes in Sinaloa, Mexico, where he was a founding member.  He was also the principal trombonist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería in Mexico City.  

Miller has also performed solo recitals in Poland, given masterclasses in Mexico City, and was the trombone instructor at the Instituto Superior de Música del Estado de Veracruz in Mexico, as well as Claflin University in Orangeburg, S.C.  He has performed with the Orquesta Sinfónica de Jalapa, the Kirov Ballet, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra in Sapporo, Japan, and the Reading (Pennsylvania), Delaware and Fairfax Symphony Orchestras.  He has also appeared with international artists Jose Carreras, Arturo Sandoval, and Paquito D’Rivera.  Miller is head of the copy team for the Navy Band and has arranged several pieces for the Concert and Ceremonial Bands.