Clarinetist, Chase Miller is an active performer and Teaching Artist in the central Kentucky area. In 2019 he was appointed Program Director of MusicWorks, which is Central Kentucky Youth Orchestra’s El Sistema program. Prior to that he held the position of Education Coordinator with the Lexington Philharmonic Orchestra.
Most recently, he was selected to represent Kentucky in South Arts’ inaugural 2020 Emerging Leaders of Color Professional Development Program. June, 2020 The Kentucky Governors School for the Arts awarded Chase with the Annual Marlene M. Helm Alumni Achievement Award. Which was created to honor an outstanding alumnus or alumna for their contribution to the arts in their home community, their service to the Governor’s School for the Arts, and the dedication to enriching the state’s artistic future. January, 2020 during the El Sistema USA Symposium in Durham, North Carolina he was co presenter on CKYO MusicWorks financial background.
As a soloist, Chase was the winner of The University of Kentucky Concerto Competition in 2014. Also in 2014, he was a finalist in the National Society of Arts and Letters Woodwind Competition. Chase was the winner of the concerto competition at the BayView Music Festival in 2016. In 2017, he was selected as finalist in the concerto competition at The University of Arizona and third prize winner in The North International Music Competition.
Chase’s summers have been spent traveling to festivals and education clinics both in the United States and internationally. He has participated in various chamber music festivals such as Fresh, Inc. in Wisconsin and BayView Music Festival in Petoskey, Michigan. Internationally he attended Music Academy International, which is an Opera and Chamber music festival in Mezzano, Italy. Followed by a week-long concert tour in Ireland with the Esker Festival Orchestra. Recently, he was accepted into the prestigious 2020 MusAid Teaching Artist Summer Fellowship Program in India.
An active educator and teaching artist, Chase has a private clarinet studio of 30 students, presents guest sectional work and recitals at public schools in the central and northern Kentucky area, and programs benefit recitals for his community in an effort to raise funds for CKYO MusicWorks. He was a part of the 2020 Excelcia Music Publishing recording project in Tampa, FL, which provides cutting-edge resources for music educators.
Chase earned his bachelors degree from the University of Kentucky (UK) and did work towards a Masters in Clarinet Performance at University of Arizona (UA). His teachers include Scott Wright, Jerry Kirkbride, and Jackie Glazier.