Extension Division

Director, Mason Gross Jazz Institute for Teens and Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble

Trombonist, composer, arranger, and educator Dave Miller was born in Waukegan, Illinois. In Miller's youth, his father would play records of Dizzy Gillespie, Maynard Ferguson, Louis Armstrong, and Oscar Peterson, which the family would enjoy together.
 
  • Associated Programs

    PERFORMED WITH
    Artie Shaw Big Band 
    The Harry Connick Jr. Orchestra
    Les Paul
    Celia Cruz
    Frank Foster
  • Courses Taught

    Rutgers Youth Jazz Ensemble 

  • Education

    • EDUCATION
    • MM and BM in jazz studies, Mason Gross School of the Arts
    • University of North Texas
    • Interlochen Arts Academy
     
    STUDIED UNDER
    Don Jacoby
    Curtis Fuller
    Slide Hampton
    Conrad Herwig
    Stanley Cowell
  • Awards

    • Scholarship, Interlochen Arts Academy
    Performed on multiple Grammy winning recordings
    Garden State Art's Foundation Scholarship
     
  • Expertise

    • Jazz Ensemble
    • Jazz Trombone
    • Improvisation

Calling all young choreographers

When you hear music, do you imagine action? Do you like making up moves?

Do you create your own dance shows at home? Then you are a choreographer--a dance inventor.

Applications due Jan. 10 for Mason Gross School of the Arts High School Piano Competition

Students ages 14 to 18 are invited to participate in a piano competition on Sunday, Jan. 23, 2011, at the Mason Gross School of the Arts in New Brunswick. The winners will perform for Dorian Leljak, president of the World Piano Congress, as part of a master class taking place from 1 to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 26, 2011. Applications are due Monday, Jan. 10, 2011.

Music Together

Performs with
Sings with Collegium Musicum, an early music group in New Brunswick
 

Teaching experience
Music Together teacher since 2004

  • Education

    PhD in Mathematics, Harvard University

    Certification Level I, Music Together, the Center for Music and Young Children in Princeton NJ

  • Expertise

    Music Together

Percussion

Studied under:

Christopher Deane
Mark Ford
Tommy Igoe
Robert Schietroma
Ed Soph
Leigh Stevens
She-e Wu

  • Education

    MM, University of North Texas

    BM, Mason Gross School of the Arts

  • Publications

    Compositions and arrangements published with Innovative Percussion, Drop 6 Media, Row Loff Productions, Keyboard Percussion Publications. 

    "A Percussionist's Handbook" Published by Bachovich Music Publications

  • Awards

    2007 Percussive Arts Society Composition Competition - 2nd Place Prize

  • Expertise

    Percussion

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Classical Guitar

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