Farley Miller

Farley Miller holds a BS in Audio Technology from American University and an MFA in Electronic Music and Recording Media from Mills College. He is currently a doctoral candidate in musicology at McGill University, where his research focuses on technology and genre in popular music. His dissertation elucidates the social and economic conditions that facilitated the electric instrument boom of the 1960s and interrogates the myriad ways that these technologies inflected musical meaning and style. Miller's research has been selected for presentation at both the American and Canadian branches of the International Association for the Study of Popular Music, as well as the Popular Culture Association of Canada. In addition to his research and teaching, Miller maintains an active practice as a songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and recordist.