tapped for Arizona Music Educators Hall of Fame
Lacey, Wash. – Robert Miller, Ph.D., a Saint Martin’s
College faculty member, has been inducted into the Arizona Music
Educators Association Hall of Fame.
The honor recognizes people who have made significant
contributions to music education in Arizona during their careers.
Miller, who joined the Saint Martin’s faculty in 2001
and served for a year as the College’s interim vice president for
academic affairs, has had a distinguished career as a music educator.
From 1986 until coming to Saint Martin’s, he directed the Lionel Hampton
School of Music at the University of Idaho and chaired the school’s
music education division. His earlier career included chairing the
department of music at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and
serving as assistant director of the Arizona State University, Tempe,
School of Music and as director of bands at Arizona’s Mesa Community
Working with his wife, Linda, Miller has researched
human brain-mapping structure and function for music through use of EEG
technology. He also researched and developed a process to improve the
air column of wind instruments.
He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in
education with a major in music at Arizona State University, and
completed his doctorate in music education at Michigan State University.
A jazz aficionado, Miller has been a faculty member in
the Stan Kenton Clinics and served as a clinician, performer or
adjudicator at numerous clinics and workshops.
Miller lives near Eatonville.
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