Dr. Courtney Miller is Assistant Professor of Oboe at the University of Iowa where she teaches private oboe lessons, reed classes, master classes and chamber music. Prior to her position at the University of Iowa, Dr. Miller served on faculty at Boston College and Ashland University.
Dr. Courtney Miller made her solo debut with the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra at age 17, and continues to be a devoted performer traveling throughout the United States and abroad as a solo, chamber, and orchestral musician. Dr. Miller’s recently released a solo album “Modern Fairy Tales” on Centaur Records. Fanfare Magazine hails Courtney Miller as “a performer of considerable skill, with an unfailingly lovely sound, abundant technical ability, and a special gift for turning notes into poetry.” In addition to her solo pursuits, Dr. Miller is a core member of the prestigious international chamber ensemble, VirtuosoSoloists of New York.
As an orchestral musician, Dr. Miller currently serves as the English hornist with the Quad City Symphony. She has performed frequently with numerous orchestras including the Portland Symphony (ME), the Jacksonville Symphony (FL), the Atlantic Symphony (MA), the Akron Symphony (OH), the Canton Symphony (OH), the Toledo Symphony (OH), the Erie Philharmonic (PA), the Cleveland Opera (OH), the Cleveland Pops (OH), the Wheeling Symphony (WV), the Youngstown Symphony (OH), and the Tallahassee Symphony (FL),
Professor Miller is published in the International Double Reed Society and has presented at the College Music Society’s Northeast Regional Conference. She has performed at Sigma Alpha Iota’s National Conference as a result of winning the Triennial National Performance Award.
Dr. Miller has a Bachelor of Music from Florida State University, a Master of Music from Cleveland Institute of Music and a Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. Her primary teachers include John Ferrillo, John Mack, Eric Ohlsson and Eric Olson.