Pianist Russell Millerhas performed throughout the United States and abroad as a soloist, accompanist and chamber musician. Concert tours have taken him to Korea and Hong Kong with tenor Robert White, and to the former Soviet Union with cellist Stephen Kates.
He has also appeared in concert with Marilyn Horne, Glenn Dicterow, Susan Shafer, Julia Broxholm, Robert Swensen, Håkan Hagegård, Jan Opalach and the vocal quartet SATB. Currently Associate Professor of Vocal Coaching and Repertoire at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York, Miller formerly taught collaborative piano at the Cleveland Institute of Music, Oberlin College Conservatory and the Music Academy of the West, and has given master classes at numerous schools throughout the US, most recently the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and the University of Kansas.
In recent summers, he has coached opera at the Pine Mountain Music Festival in Michigan and the “Oberlin in Italy” program in Urbania, Italy. He has also served as rehearsal pianist for the Florentine Opera of Milwaukee in productions of Rossini's La cenerentola and Verdi's Aida. A native of Los Angeles, Dr. Miller studied at the University of Southern California, the Manhattan and Juilliard Schools in New York City, and holds a doctorate from the University of Michigan, where he has since returned as a visiting teacher.