J. Andrew Miller
Status: Member
Member Since: October 18, 2007
Last Visit:August 17, 2015

J. Andrew Miller

Born in western Kentucky, J. Andrew Miller began his violin training at the age of 14 in the local high school orchestra. He has studied with Dr. Sue-Jean Park, Vincent Frittelli, Karen Clarke, Dr. Benjamin Sung and Dr. Olga Dubossarskaya Kaler. He has played master classes for other notable violinists including Dr. Scott Conklin, David Kim, concertmaster of the Philadelphia Orchestra, David Halen, concertmaster of the St. Louis Symphony, Ricardo Cyncynates, assistant concertmaster of the National Symphony and Gerardo Ribeiro.

An avid teacher, Miller served as the ensemble director for the Murray State String Project, created and served as faculty at JAM Strings Camp, and maintained a successful private studio with students from western Kentucky and central Tennessee. He currently maintains a private studio in the Chicago area, teaches group classes in local elementary schools through the Smiling Strings program and teaches at Flatts and Sharpe Music Company.

As an orchestral player, Miller served as concertmaster of the Murray State Symphony Orchestra, as a member of the Paducah Symphony Orchestra in Paducah, Ky, as a substitute for the Jackson Symphony Orchestra in Jackson, Tn and most recently served as concertmaster of the North Shore Chamber Orchestra in Evanston, Il.

Miller holds a Bachelor's of Music degree in violin performance from Murray State University, Masters Degree (with distinction) in violin performance from DePaul University and a certificate of completion from the Sassmannhaus Tradition Teacher Training, under the direction of renowned pedagogue Professor Kurt Sassmannhaus. He is currently working on his Performance Certificate at DePaul University, where he has received a violin performance scholarship to study with Dr. Olga Kaler.