Instructor of Saxophone, Conservatory Outreach
M.M., Kent State University

Ethan Miller

Ethan Miller, originally from Buffalo, New York, is quickly emerging as one of his generation’s most versatile and sought-after saxophonists. A Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris Performing Artist, he has regularly appeared in international solo recitals, recording sessions, classical ensembles, pop/rock and jazz combos and big bands. He has performed as a concerto soloist in the United States and Europe.

An advocate for modern repertoire for the saxophone, he has premiered and commissioned works by noted composers such as Dr. Frederick Koch, Dr. Thomas Janson and members of the Cleveland Composer’s Guild. Additionally, he has given solo performances with The 5th International Competition Adolphe Sax (Dinant, Belgium), Classical Radio WCLV, the Canton Symphony Orchestra, Solon Philharmonic Orchestra, Cleveland Bop Stop, Playhouse Square, and Cain Park Concert Series.

Miller is a founding member of Duende - Saxophone & Guitar Duo (with guitarist, Krystin O'Mara), the Cleveland Saxophone Quartet, Trio Diverso, and The Ethan Miller Jazztet. Other affiliations include positions as saxophonist and arranger for Abby Normal and the Detroit Lean, a group heralded by Cleveland’s Plain Dealer as “Northeast Ohio’s most original band.” As a recording artist, he has appeared courtesy of Ludwig Music and recorded modern works for the saxophone by composers Thomas Janson, James Wilding, and Victoria Belfiglio. His recording releases appear on the Centaur Classical label and include duo recordings with renowned chamber duo, Duende.

Miller regularly presents master classes for saxophonists throughout Ohio and Western New York, from youth to college-level musicians. He has been awarded degrees with honors from the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music (B.M.) and Kent State University (M.M).

Miller holds appointments as assistant professor of music at Kent State University’s Hugh A. Glauser School of Music and at KSU regional campuses. He is an adjunct faculty member of the Baldwin Wallace University Conservatory of Music and instructor of woodwinds and jazz studies at Solon Center for the Arts. In addition, he maintains an extensive private teaching studio. He is a Conn-Selmer/Selmer Paris Performing Artist, a member of the American Federation of Musicians, Local 4 (Cleveland) and The North American Saxophone Alliance.