Nathan Miller is a performer, conductor, scholar, and educator. He serves as professor of musicology at Asbury University, where he also directs the orchestra and chamber music program and teaches horn.
His earliest music education was in The Salvation Army, where he began playing the Alto Horn at eight years old. In order to study music in college, he began playing the French horn as a senior in High School.
He later received his Masters in Horn Performance from the College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati after completing a B.A. in music from Asbury University. His primary teachers include Randy Gardner, Tom Sherwood, Duane Dugger, and Dave Shelton.
Nathan is the solo hornist for the Lexington Brass Band and Saxton's Cornet Band and has regularly been featured as a soloist with both ensembles. He completed his Ph.D. in Musicology and Ethnomusicology from the University of Kentucky in 2020. His research interests include the intersection of music and identity, particularly as it relates to the brass band movement and the Salvation Army.
Nathan is a Willson performing artist and plays exclusively on the Willson 2420TA alto horn.
He enjoys his life in the relative quiet of Wilmore, Ky, where he lives with his wife, Ellen, and their two young daughters, Eliza and Audie.