Andrew MillerPrincipal Tuba
Andrew Miller, a native of Fairfield, IL, was appointed Principal Tuba of the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2004. He concurrently serves as tuba instructor for University of Alabama Birmingham and Auburn University. Prior teaching engagements include The Boston Conservatory, Western Michigan University and Columbus (GA) State University. From 1995-2000, Andrew toured the U.S. extensively (and twice to Japan) with the Boston-based Paramount Brass Quintet. He has also performed with the Chicago, St. Louis, Atlanta and Kansas City Symphony Orchestras. During the 2015/16 season, he performed John Williams’ Tuba Concerto with the ASO on their final masterworks concerts. His principal teachers include Floyd Cooley (San Francisco Symphony, retired), Gary Ofenloch (Utah Symphony and Boston Pops Esplanade), Gene Pokorny (Chicago Symphony), and brass pedagogue par excellence, Roger Rocco.
Andrew lives in Hoover, AL with his wife Karen (Executive Administrator for the UAB Department of Neurology) and their four cats. When not performing, teaching or practicing tuba stuff, he enjoys playing his electric guitar and has been featured during halftime shows at University of Virginia and Auburn University performing Van Halen’s Eruption/You Really Got Me.
B.Mus.Ed., DePaul University
M.M. in Performance, DePaul University
ASO member since 2004