A native of Poughkeepsie, New York, Paul Miller is a multifaceted musician who has devoted his career to performance, research and pedagogy. Paul spent many years studying historical performance practice with members of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra in Toronto, Canada. Subsequently he served as a principal player with the Washington Bach Consort, Opera Lafayette, and the Bethlehem Bach Festival. Paul’s article about newly-discovered viola d’amore music from the early 19th century was published in Early Music. He is now completing an album project with Chatham Baroque that includes many world-premiere recordings of viola d’amore music from Bohemia, Moravia an Austria.
Paul is also a performer of new music, having won a prestigious Stipendiat Prize at the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music. Paul gave the world premiere of Stockhausen’s piece for solo viola, In Freundschaft, and worked with the composer himself in editing the score for publication. Other publications on contemporary music can be found in Perspectives of New Music, Twentieth-Century Music, Music and Letters, and Opera Quarterly on topics ranging from Boulez to Meredith Monk.
In addition to coordinating the undergraduate music theory curriculum at Duquesne University, Paul teaches classes in 18th-century counterpoint, classical form, modern musical languages and chromaticism there. He is working on a library of Max/MSP patches that bring interactive, collaborative learning into the classroom. His first major multimedia exhibition, Metanomic Echos, debuted at Duquesne University in April 2022.
Paul holds a Ph.D. in Music Theory and an M.M. in viola performance from the Eastman School of Music. He also studied at Vassar College, Harvard University and the New England Conservatory. He currently lives in Pittsburgh with his wife Caron Daley and 3-year-old son Everett Hudson Miller, who aspires to be a percussionist.