Music Faculty

Katie Miller

Trumpet Instructor

Katie Miller holds a Bachelor’s degree in Music from Central Washington University and a Master’s in Trumpet Performance from Rutgers University, Mason Gross School of the Arts. Her principal teachers include David Krauss of the Metropolitan Opera, Steve Emery of the Boston Pops, and Matthew Muckey, the Assistant Principal of the New York Philharmonic.

As a trumpeter, Katie has appeared with the Artemis Orchestra, the Patriot Brass Ensemble, the Long Island Philharmonic, the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, the Lake Chelan Bach Festival Orchestra, and many others in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, and Washington State.

Katie was also a semifinalist in the National Trumpet Competition for three consecutive years and appeared as a featured performer at the International Trumpet Guild Conference in Boulder, Colorado. She was a faculty trumpet artist with the Luzerne Music Center’s Summer Festival Brass Quintet, performing chamber music alongside some of the best orchestral and freelance musicians on the East coast. She has performed with many notable Broadway musicians as a second and third trumpet player in Lincoln Center’s most recent production of The King and I.

In addition to her playing career, Katie maintains an active trumpet studio in Montclair, New Jersey, where she welcomes students of all ages to experience a multifaceted approach to the trumpet. She is a former teaching artist at “Play on, Philly!” an El Sistema based program dedicated to providing children with musical lessons and classes while helping them become stronger members of the community. Katie also coaches the Tian Gao Marching Band giving lessons and group masterclasses to students of all ages. She is a dedicated member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra’s “REACH” program, which is devoted to helping people from all backgrounds experience the power of music.

In addition to her teaching and performing, Katie is an avid student of the Alexander Technique and looks for numerous ways to incorporate an understanding of efficiency and movement into both musical and everyday life.