James Miller

Instrumental Focus

  • trombone

James Miller is the associate principal trombone with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, a position he has held since 1999. His duties include performing on alto, tenor, and bass trombone; tenor tuba; and bass trumpet. His previous orchestral experience includes the North Carolina Symphony, the Long Island Philharmonic, and the New York Philharmonic. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School, where he was a scholarship student of Per Brevig. His playing experience includes performances with the Silk Road Ensemble, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Ensemble ST-X, the Michael Bublé Big Band, and a variety of jazz, rock, ska, and latin ensembles. He has been a participant in the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Banff Institute, and the Ojai Music Festival, as well as performing as a soloist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and on the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s Green Umbrella Series. As a composer, he has had world premieres in New York’s Lincoln Center and continues to perform his own works in solo performances throughout the country. He serves on the faculty of the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA). Miller is a Conn/Selmer and a Denis Wick clinician and has two CDs entitled from coast to coast and Delays, delays on All Barks Dog records.