Michael is currently working on a new commission for Bill Shaltis, for solo percussion. Bill is currently an assistant professor of percussion at the University of Memphis.
Michael's work Guthrie Songs was premiered at the the Library of Congress by Quince Ensemble on October 30th, 2018! Listen Now!
Michael's Work Fragmented Realities was featured in Original Gravity's Podcast. Check it out!
Michael Miller is a composer, bass clarinetist, and educator based in the Kansas City area. As an avid performer, he strongly believes in the aesthetics of the composer-performer and his compositions are informed from a performer's perspective. Michael's body of works are influenced by an eclectic collection of styles and genres including, but not limited to, jazz, rock, Persian dastgāh, death metal, and hip hop. Michael has received commissions from Keith Kirchoff and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, the California E.A.R. Unit, Music from China, and violist Katrin Meidell, among others. His works have been performed by Mnemosyne Quartet, Hillary Sametz, Richard Prior and the Oklahoma State University Symphony Orchestra, and Embryonic Noise! Michael has received grants from multiple Kansas City organizations such as the Charlotte Street Foundation, Art in the Loop, and ArtSounds—a collaboration between the UMKC Conservatory of Music and Dance and the Kansas City Art Institute.
September 29, 2018
October 30, 2018
Story Time With Russell: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Nicodemus: The Beds are Burning Again
My Trip to The Kansas City Zoo: