Professor Peter Miller is a native of York, Pennsylvania, born on September 11, 1959. He earned a B.S. in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania in 1981. He also holds a M.M. in Voice Performance from the Cleveland Institute of Music from 1983, as well as a M.M. in Organ Performance from CIM in 1994. Professor Miller also holds a D.M.A. in Organ Performance from the University of Illinois, ABD.
Professor Miller's experience includes:
- 21 years of church music ministry.
- Teaching 10 years elementary music specialty.
- Serving as adjunct faculty at Cuy Community College and Millikin University.
- Faculty at IWU since 2002.
He is currently, an associate professor of Voice and Humanities. He teaches applied lessons, voice courses, MUS-180, and aural skills, and is the university organist.
Professor Miller is married to Mary Elizabeth. They have three daughters: Emily Elizabeth, 26; Christina Anna, 25; and Marissa Allison, 23. His hobbies include: daily long distance running, bicycling, traveling abroad, and performing in European cathedrals.
- Schubert, Schumann, Brahms, and Wolf German Lieder.
- Faith integration in music.
- Art Song as a duet between voice and piano.
- 17th cen. Italian Opera and editing manuscripts not yet published.
- North German Organ School and word painting in the Chorale Preludes.
- Authentic Renaissance, Baroque and Classical Performance Practice.
- Baroque ornamentation and improvisation.
- Writing Classical bassoon cadenzas.