Kent State University
Artist's BiographyEthan Miller, saxophone, originally from Buffalo, New York, is quickly emerging as one of his generationâ€™s most versatile and sought after saxophonists. Mr. Miller is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist and has regularly appeared in international solo recitals, recording sessions, Classical ensembles, Pop/Rock and Jazz combos, Big Bands, and as a concerto soloist in the United States and Europe. An advocate for modern repertoire for the saxophone, he has premiered works by noted composers such as Dr. Frederick Koch, Dr. Thomas Janson, and members of the Cleveland Composerâ€™s Guild. Additionally, he has given solo performances with The 5th International Competition Adolphe Sax (Dinant, Belgium), Classical Radio WCLV, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Solon Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Bop Stop, Playhouse Square, and Cain Park Concert Series.
He is a founding member of the Cleveland Saxophone Quartet, Trio Diverso, and The Ethan Miller Jazztet. Other affiliations include positions as saxophonist and arranger for Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean, a group heralded by Clevelandâ€™s Plain Dealer as, â€œNortheast Ohioâ€™s Most Original Band.â€ As a recording artist, he has appeared courtesy of Ludwig Music and recorded modern works for the saxophone by composer Victoria Belfiglio.
Mr. Miller regularly presents master classes for youth through college-level saxophonists throughout Ohio and Western New York. He has been awarded degrees with honors from the Baldwin-Wallace College Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and Kent State University (M.M).Â
Mr. Miller holds appointments as Assistant Professor of Music at Kent State Universityâ€™s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and KSU Regional Campuses. He is an Adjunct Faculty member of the Baldwin-Wallace University Conservatory of Music and Instructor of Woodwinds and Jazz Studies at Solon Center for the Arts. In addition, he maintains an extensive private teaching studio. Mr. Miller is a Conn-Selmer Performing Artist, a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 4 (Cleveland) and The North American Saxophone Alliance.