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Oboist Courtney Miller is recognized for her exquisite playing and innovative performances. Fanfare magazine hails her as “a performer of considerable skill, with an unfailingly lovely sound, abundant technical ability, and a special gift for turning notes into poetry.” She has performed recital tours throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, and South America.
Dr. Courtney Miller’s 2019 album, Portuguese Perspectives, spotlights world premiere recordings by Portuguese composers, including several new commissions by Miller. This album and her 2015 release, Modern Fairy Tales, are available on all streaming platforms. American Record Guide praises her “seamless consistency in the various registers of the oboe…and sensitive phrasing and articulation.” This summer in Thailand, she will perform works from her newest album, Hans Gál: Works for Viola, Piano, Violin, and Oboe.
An experienced orchestral musician, Miller also performs frequently with orchestras throughout the United States, most recently with the Chicago Symphony and Orchestra Iowa. In addition, she has a flair for interdisciplinary work. She has collaborated with hip-hop dancer Ernest Phillips, belly dancer Janelle Issis, and choreographer Kristin Marrs. Perhaps her most daring collaboration yet is Psionic, a work that explores interactive movement data between oboist and computer through a live stream of EEG data.
Before joining the UNCG faculty, Dr. Miller was Associate Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa. She previously served on the faculties of Boston College and Ashland University.
Dr. Courtney Miller received a DMA from Boston University with John Ferrillo, a MM from Cleveland Institute of Music with John Mack, and a BM from Florida State University with Eric Ohlsson.