Northern State University
Dr. Audrey Miller is the Assistant Professor of Clarinet at Northern State University in Aberdeen, South Dakota. At NSU, Dr. Miller teaches concert band, applied clarinet, clarinet choir, advanced music theory, and music technology. She regularly participates in community outreach, teaching clarinet workshops, and judging small and large ensembles throughout the region.
Dr. Miller is a Conn-Selmer artist and clinician. Her clinics focus on creating an excitement between the students and their instrument. She works on developing fundamentals like finger position, air support, tone, and embouchure. Once the fundamentals are understood and practiced, she teaches musicianship, creativity, and finding an individual voice.
Audrey Miller is a recipient the South Dakota Artist Fellowship Grant for the 2019-2020 year. She recently premiered a work at the International Clarinet Association’s ClarinetFest2019 in Knoxville, Tennessee. She has also performed in a variety of venues throughout the United States, Germany, Belgium, and Tanzania. Some of her favorite performances include: the bass clarinet solo HARMONIEN from KLANG, Stockhausen’s final epic; being an invited guest artist at the Saarburg International Chamber Music Festival; and performing in Tanzania as a part of Clarinets for Conservation.
In 2014, Dr. Miller finished her Doctorate of Musical Arts Degree in clarinet performance at Arizona State University working as a Graduate Teaching Assistant and studying with Dr. Robert Spring and Dr. Joshua Gardner. Her research focused on commissioning new works for clarinet and bass clarinet and other woodwind instruments. She is a graduate of Florida State University with a M.M, where she studied with Frank Kowalsky and earned a B.M. from Western Washington University, studying with Eugene Zoro.