Jordan College of Fine Arts
School of Music

Allen Miller, trumpet


Allen Miller, a lifelong Indiana resident, has studied the trumpet with Dalvin Boone, Marvin C. Perry II, Robert M. Birch, Delbert Dale, and Merrill Henry. He earned his bachelor of music degree at Indiana State University.

Allen has taught at Butler since 1997 and has also taught at the University of Indianapolis, Indiana State University, and the Indianapolis Center for the Performing Arts.

Allen currently serves as third/assistant principal trumpet in the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. He is a frequent guest performer with the Indianapolis Chamber Orchestra as well as regional orchestras at Fort Wayne, Richmond, Marion, Terre Haute, and Lafayette.

He has appeared as a guest soloist with several regional orchestras, college bands, high school bands, community ensembles, the Indiana Pacers and the Indianapolis Colts. He plays principal trumpet on many Philharmonia a Vent recordings. He has also recorded with the Keynote Brass, the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, the Chamber Brass Choir, Gaither Studios, Hal Leonard Publishing, and many others.

On the jazz scene, Allen has performed with many big bands including the Buselli/Wallarab Jazz Orchestra, Steve Allee, Jim Edison, Al Colbine, and others.

Allen has played for numerous Broadway musicals, operas, ballets and festival orchestras.

Mr. Miller has performed with hundreds of commercial artists such as Mannheim Steamroller, Dennis Deyoung, Barry Manilow, The Four Tops, The Temptations, Frankie Valli, Steve Lawrence and Eydie Gorme, The Spinners, and Sandi Patty.

Allen also performs with several brass chamber ensembles including the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra Brass Quartet, Keynote Brass, and Chamber Brass Choir.

Allen and his wife, Debbie, live in Greenwood and have three children.

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