Paul Miller, viola
As a performer and theorist, Paul Miller specializes in music of the 17th and 18th centuries.
Paul has appeared as a soloist at the Metropolitian Museum of Art in New York City, the Library of Congress, the Washington Bach Consort, the Darmstadt International Festival for New Music, the Bethlehem Bach Festival, the Hawai`i Performing Arts Festival and with ensembles such as El Mundo and Tempesta di Mare. His research on a newly discovered manuscript of viola d'amore music will be published in Early Music, and he has written essays for the journals Perspectives of New Music, Music and Letters, and Twentieth-Century Music.
An authority on the remarkable music of Karlheinz Stockhausen, Paul studied with the composer for six summers and premiered Stockhausen's solo viola work "In Freundschaft". Before joining the musicianship department at Duquesne University's Mary Pappert School of Music in Pittsburgh, he served for two years as a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at Cornell University and on the faculties of the University of Colorado in Boulder and Temple University.
Paul attended Vassar College, the New England Conservatory, Harvard University, and the Eastman School of Music where he earned an M.M. in viola performance and a Ph.D. in music theory.