J. Greg Miller
|J. Gregory Miller|
|Genres||Classical, Popular music|
|Instruments||Horn, trumpet, trombone, euphonium|
|Associated acts||The Who, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Tucson Symphony Orchestra, Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra|
J. Gregory Miller is a US horn player, composer and music arranger.
Life and career
J. Greg "JG" Miller was born in Colorado into a non-musical family and grew up in Mohnton, Pennsylvania. He played with the Reading Symphony Youth Orchestra and the Philadelphia Youth Orchestra and graduated from Mifflin High School in Berks County. Miller attended the University of Rochester in pre-med, but changed majors and graduated in music performance and music education from the Eastman School of Music. He completed a Master of Music degree at the University of Arizona and then moved to Los Angeles where he received a doctorate degree in musical arts from the University of Southern California. Important teachers and influences include Daniel Katzen, James Thatcher, Peter Kurau, Kendall Betts and Erwin Chandler.
Miller has performed with a number of ensembles and orchestras, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Mariachi Sol de Mexico, the Desert Symphony, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra, and the Flagstaff Symphony Orchestra. He also has recorded in Hollywood studios on several films. In 2012-13, he toured with the British rock band The Who on the Quadrophenia and More tour and played with the band at the 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden in New York City. While on The Who's Quadrophenia tour, Miller played trumpet, horn, flugelhorn, mellophone, trombone, and euphonium, covering the original work of John Entwistle on the Quadrophenia album.
J. Greg writes and arranges music in popular, commercial, and classical styles which has been performed internationally. He also has worked as a horn maker and welder for Lawson Horns. He currently is Vice President of Veritas Musica Publishing.
Miller has been recognized with the 2011 Brandon P. Merhle Award for Distinguised Service from the University of Southern California. He has also received the 2007 President's Award for Community Outreach from the University of Arizona.
Selected compositions include:
- Foglissimo! (2007) written for Allen Fogle
- Seven Sets on The Odyssey (2008)
- Cloak and Dagger Games (2010)
Selected recordings include:
Barcelonazo by Jorge Liderman, 2008, Bridge Records
- "J. Gregory Miller, Horn". Retrieved 14 December 2012.
- Tracy Rasmussen (14 December 2012). "Share Mifflin grad onstage with The Who at '12-12-12' concert". Retrieved 14 December 2012.