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Aaron Miller, acting principal bass

Aaron Miller is an accomplished musician whose broad experience in many styles defines his double bass playing: jazz and classical, contemporary and popular, chamber and solo. He performs with an energy and enthusiasm that is palpable. Aaron is in high demand as a soloist, performer, educator, and clinician throughout the United States of America and abroad. He has been a guest for multiple national jazz festivals for the past two decades and spends each summer working with students at the Red Lodge Music Festival in Montana. An advocate for new music, Miller recently commissioned and premiered four new works for the double bass that feature improvisation as an essential element. In 2016, Aaron Miller performed the South America premier of Zivojin Glisic’s concertó for double bass with the Guayaquil Symphony Orchestra. Starting in 2007, he joined the faculty of Brigham Young University-Idaho where he directs the double bass studio and the jazz combos program. Miller’s students have received regional and national recognition including the Downbeat student music award in 2008. Aaron received his doctoral degree from Northwestern University in 2016 where he studied with Andrew Raciti. Miller has shared the stage with David Liebman, Bob Mintzer, Mark Levine, Joe Lovano, Benny Green, morning Jamey Aebersold, and Marvin Stamm. In 2004, Aaron toured with the Glenn Miller Orchestra.