Nathan Miller is the Assistant Professor of Musicology and Director of the Orchestra at Asbury University. In addition, Nathan also directs the Asbury University Salvation Army Student Fellowship Brass Band, which is an extra-curricular ensemble. Having played the alto horn in Salvation Army brass bands since he was eight years old, Nathan has continued to perform with Salvation Army bands throughout his life. He is also the solo hornist in both The Lexington Brass Band and Saxton’s Cornet Band.
He received his BA and MM in horn performance from Asbury University and The University of Cincinnati-College Conservatory of Music, respectively. After completing his master’s degree, Nathan worked as music director for the Salvation Army in Lexington, KY, where he developed and directed music programs for children and adults. Nathan is currently a PhD candidate in musicology at the University of Kentucky. He is working on a dissertation entitled, Inside Outside: The Cultural Paradox of Salvation Army Brass Bands in America During the Age of Nationalism. His wife, Ellen, teaches choir and general music at Winburn Middle School in Lexington, Kentucky. They enjoy gardening, cycling, sports, and playing hide-and-seek with their dog, Scout.