Brad Miller

Instrument: Trombone

I first started playing trombone in the fifth grade in Des Moines. I was fascinated that it was the only instrument that used a slide. I almost considered dropping out of band after my sixth grade year, but my band director convinced me otherwise. What a mistake that would have been considering that I now teach middle school band myself!

When I was a high school student, my band director, Richard Stendel, taught me to love music, and I've never looked back since. At the University of Iowa, I had the pleasure of studying trombone further under Professor David Gier. I also took lessons under George Krem for a semester.

I graduated from University of Iowa in 2005 with my Bachelor of Music in trombone. In 2008 I received my Masters in trombone as well as my teacher certification. I currently teach middle school band at Mediapolis Community Schools.
This is my second year of playing trombone with the Muscatine Symphony Orchestra. It has been a very enjoyable group to perform with.

I also enjoy playing piano and spending time with my wife. The birth of our first child was just this past May, so I can sense that my spare time will be dwindling away!

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