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 a composer, Michael divides his time between traditional composition, and the creation of massive multimedia collaborative works. 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. He has received commissions from Quince Contemporary Vocal Ensemble, Keith Kirchoff and the Midwest Chamber Ensemble, the California E.A.R. Unit, and Music from China.
March 9th, 2019
March 22nd, 2019
October 30, 2018
September 29, 2018
Story Time With Russell: Something Wicked This Way Comes
Nicodemus: The Beds are Burning Again
My Trip to The Kansas City Zoo: