Brett Miller has been playing the horn since he was eleven. He has been actively composing since he was fifteen. Brett is an avid composer of music for brass instruments, especially for horn. He has composed many works for brass quintet and tuba quartet as well as numerous other solo works for brass. Brett has a DMA from the University of Maryland in horn performance where he studied with Gregory Miller and Martin Hackleman. His BM in horn from Youngtown State University includes a minor in composition. While there, he studied horn with Bill Slocum and composition with Dr. Edward Largent. His MM in horn from Indiana University includes a cognate in composition, where he studied horn with Michael Hatfield and composition with Sven-David Sandstrom and David Dzubay.
His horn studies began with his father, Larry Miller and his composition studies with Sam D’Angelo. Brett has 17 works for various brass instruments published by Solid Brass Muisc, Eighth Note Publications, the Tuba-Euphonium Press and Potenza Music. Brett has received commissions from Youngstown State University, the Serapis Foundation, the D.C. Capitol Pride Band and numerous solo artists. His Six Moods for Euphonium and Piano can be found on Danny Helseth’s 2008 release from Potenza Music, Snapshots. Brett has performed as a hornist with the National Symphony Orchestra, the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra and the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra. He is a member of the Brass Mosaic brass quintet. Currently, Brett is a member of the Ceremonial Brass in the United States Air Force Band, Washington, D.C. He is a member of the Ceremonial Brass Quintet.