Professor tapped for Arizona Music Educators Hall of Fame

Jan. 31, 2005

Lacey, Wash. – Robert Miller, Ph.D., a Saint Martin’s College faculty member, has been inducted into the Arizona Music Educators Association Hall of Fame.

The honor recognizes people who have made significant contributions to music education in Arizona during their careers.

Miller, who joined the Saint Martin’s faculty in 2001 and served for a year as the College’s interim vice president for academic affairs, has had a distinguished career as a music educator. From 1986 until coming to Saint Martin’s, he directed the Lionel Hampton School of Music at the University of Idaho and chaired the school’s music education division. His earlier career included chairing the department of music at Stephen F. Austin State University in Texas and serving as assistant director of the Arizona State University, Tempe, School of Music and as director of bands at Arizona’s Mesa Community College.

Working with his wife, Linda, Miller has researched human brain-mapping structure and function for music through use of EEG technology. He also researched and developed a process to improve the air column of wind instruments.

He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education with a major in music at Arizona State University, and completed his doctorate in music education at Michigan State University.

A jazz aficionado, Miller has been a faculty member in the Stan Kenton Clinics and served as a clinician, performer or adjudicator at numerous clinics and workshops.

Miller lives near Eatonville.

Deanna Partlow
Office of Communication
360-438-4541; dpartlow@stmartin.edu