James Miller is the acting principal trombonist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic and has held the post of associate principal position 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. Mr. Miller earned his Bachelor of Music Education degree from the University of Northern Iowa and his Masters of Music degree from the Juilliard School where he was a scholarship student of Per Brevig.
His performance experience includes the Silk Road Ensemble, the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra, Ensemble ST-X, the Michael Buble big band and with a variety of jazz, rock, ska and latin ensembles. He has been a participant in the Mainly Mozart Festival, the Aspen Music Festival and the Ohai Music Festival. 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. Mr. Miller serves on the faculty of the University of Southern California (UCLA) and the California Institute of the Arts. Mr. Miller is a Conn/Selmer clinician and has a CD entitled ‘from coast to coast’ on All Barks Dog records.