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Miller Asbill completed the doctorate in Wind Conducting at the University
of Michigan in the spring of 2008, where he was under the mentorship of
Professor Michael Haithcock. He also holds a Master of Music degree in
conducting from the University of Michigan, where he received a fellowship
to study with H. Robert Reynolds. Dr. Asbill has held positions at Texas
Tech University, Colorado State University, Eastern Michigan University and
the University of New Mexico.

He received his B.M.E. from Arizona State University. Before returning to
graduate school, Dr. Asbill taught public school in Charleston South
Carolina, where his ensembles received invitations to perform at the Midwest
Band and Orchestra Clinic in Chicago, the South Carolina State Music
Educator Conference and the National Concert Band Festival.

He has been invited to present sessions at the National College Band
Director National Association, The National College Music Society, Texas
Music Educators Conference, New Mexico Music Educators Conference and the
South Carolina Music Educators Conference. Recent conducting guest
conducting appearances include the South Carolina All-State Band, Concordia
Sante Fe, Detroit Chamber Winds and the Colorado State University Faculty
Chamber Ensemble. In September of this year, his work as a co-author was
published in a historical performance edition of Felix Mendelssohn’s
Overture for Winds, Op. 24.

Dr. Asbill is an accomplished euphoniumist, having won the TUBA
International Euphonium Solo Competition in 1986. His Tuba-Euphonium Quartet
was the only American college representative to Sapporo, Japan for the 1990
TUBA Convention. He was principal euphonium of the ASU Symphonic Band for
five years, and has been featured soloist with the Albuquerque Community
Band, the Charleston Community Band, the University of Michigan Symphonic
Band and other college concert bands.

His wife Debbie is the Director of Marketing and Communications for Music
for All (including Bands of America and Orchestra America), one of the
nation’s biggest and most influential organizations in support of
music-making. They have a seven year old son, Kai.

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