American Studies

David H. Miller

Assistant Professor of Practice in Music and American Studies

David H. Miller is a musicologist and performing musician, with a B.A. in music from Harvard University and a Ph.D. in musicology from Cornell University. David‘s research focuses on modernist music, particularly that of Anton Webern, and its performance and reception in the United States. He has published in the Journal of Musicology and Analitica, with forthcoming articles in the Indiana Theory ReviewTransposition, and the Journal of the American Musicological Society. Additionally, David is currently working on a book project centered around Hans and Rosaleen Moldenhauer, two musicians from Spokane, WA who built a massive collection of modernist music manuscripts during the 1960s and 70s.

As a performer, David plays a variety of early bowed bass instruments, including the viola da gamba, violone, and Baroque double bass, focusing on the music of the 16th, 17th, and 18th centuries. He has worked with ensembles such as the Handel and Haydn Society, Trinity Wall Street, New York Baroque Incorporated, and the Arcadia Players, and collaborates frequently with the Renaissance band Seven Times Salt. For more information, including samples of research and performance, please visit:

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