Meet the musicians

Gregory Miller

Gregory Miller is an accomplished chamber musician, orchestral player, soloist, and teacher. He was appointed hornist of Empire Brass in 1997 and has presented hundreds of concerts, masterclasses and clinics throughout the world at venues which include Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center, Suntory Hall, the Barbican Center, the Mozarteum and the Musikverien. His recordings with EBQ, Class Brass: Firedance and The Glory of Gabrieli,appear on the Telarc label.

His orchestral career began in 1991 as a fellow with the New World Symphony. In 1994, Miller joined the Honolulu Symphony as associate principal horn and was appointed principal horn the following year. In recent years, he has performed in the horn sections of the Detroit, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, and National Symphony Orchestras as well as with the Miami City Ballet, Washington Ballet, and Palm Beach Opera Orchestras. Miller has also served as guest principal horn with the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica and with the National Symphony Orchestra of Mexico.

As a soloist, Gregory Miller has performed with the United States Navy Band of Washington DC, the National Symphony Orchestra of Costa Rica, the Daegu Symphony Orchestra of South Korea and the American Wind Symphony among others. His solo recordings, From Bach to Bernstein and Solos for the Horn Player, appear on the MSR label.

Gregory Miller is Director of the School of Music and Professor of Horn at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is a Distinguished Artist in Residence at the Conservatory of Music at Lynn University and also serves on the faculties of the Miami Music Festival and the National Orchestral Institute. Miller has appeared as an international clinician with the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), the Melbourne International Brass Festival (Australia), the Festival Internacional De Inverno De Campos Do Jordão (Brazil), the Festival de Musique de Saint-Barthélemy (French West Indies) and the Music Festival of Santiago de Querétaro (Mexico). Miller has also performed with the Colorado Music Festival, the Monadnock Music Festival and the Sunflower Music Festival.

A native of Youngstown, Ohio, Miller received his BM in Horn Performance from the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music where he studied with Robert Fries, former co-principal horn of the Philadelphia Orchestra. Gregory Miller is married to violinist Laura Hilgeman and together they have six children.