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Jacob Miller, Associate Faculty- Collaborative Piano

Jacob Miller is a native of Delaware, Ohio and a Midwestern enthusiast. When he was fourteen he began attending Interlochen Arts Academy, where he studied with T. J. Lymenstull. During the summers he performed around the Chicago area with his aunt Nancy Miller, who plays violin, as the Tanefe duo.

After graduating from Interlochen, Jacob attended The Juilliard School in New York City and studied with Julian Martin. While at Juilliard, he continued with collaborative piano and was sent by the college to Rohm Music Festival in Kyoto, Japan in 2006. At the festival Jacob played with violinist JoAnna Farmer, and they two were among a number of students from top conservatories around the world who performed works composed in their countries.

In 2014, Jacob began studying with Frank Chiou at Ohio Wesleyan University, where he won the OWU concerto competition and played in grey chapel with the OWU Chamber Orchestra and OWU Music Department Performance Award. He received his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance in May 2016.

In the fall, Jacob began work on a Master’s Degree in piano performance studying with Ran Dank at the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. While at CCM, Jacob worked as a graduate assistant in collaborative piano and performed with many conservatory students in competitions and recitals. His work as a collaborative pianist has taken him all over the Midwest, and he has performed in Columbus, Cincinnati, Louisville, and Indianapolis. Jacob was a Fellow at the Cincinnati Young Artists Chamber Festival and placed in the 2017 CCM Prokofiev competition. He will complete his Master’s degree in May 2018 and begin working on his DMA in the fall of 2018, also while studying at CCM with Ran Dank.