Raised in Knoxville, Tennessee, Miller earned a Bachelor of Science degree in instrumental music education from the University of Tennessee where he studied composition with John Anthony Lennon. After a period of teaching high school band, he earned a Master of Music degree from the University of Miami where he studied media writing and production, a program focused on composition for the film and television industry. He wrote scores for several films while in Miami, and later after moving to Los Angeles. In 2009 he was selected to write a new score the 1904 Thomas Edison classic silent film “The Maniac Chase” for ERMMedia, Inc.
His passion for creating new, fun and energetic concert music has led him to write such pieces as "Kid's Play: A Fun Suite for Orchestra," "A Walk in the Forest: A Symphonic Poem" and "Triptych of the American Frontier" for woodwind quintet. He has received several commissions, including for "The Birds and the Bess" for the Revolution Woodwind Quintet and "Sonata for Bassoon and Piano." His Kid's Play: A Fun Suite for Orchestra was awarded a Distinguished Musician Special Mention at the 2009 IBLA Grand Prize Competition in Ragusa, Italy. Recently he set the poems of Longfellow and Whitman to music in "The Day Is Done" and "Tears."
ERMMedia, Inc. has recorded three of Miller’s orchestral works. Kid’s Play: A Fun Suite for Orchestra was recorded by the Millennium Symphony Orchestra and released in September 2008 on the Made in the Americas CD volume one. Alone: Suite from the Original Film Score, recorded by the Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra will be released in 2011 on the Masterworks of the New Era series, and A Walk in the Forest: A Symphonic Poem, recorded by the Millennium Symphony Orchestra, also to be released in 2011, will appear on the Made in the Americas series volume two.