Strings Department Chair, Bass
B.M.E., University of Nebraska at Omaha
Tom Miller is a graduate from the University of Nebraska at Omaha where he holds a Bachelor of Music degree in Music Education. Having over 20 years of teaching experience, he has taught 4th-12th grade strings and high school show choir in Sioux City, Iowa and is currently teaching at Buffett Middle School, where he directs the 5th – 8th grade Orchestras and the Buffett Drama Club. He has been on the teaching faculty of the Omaha Conservatory of Music, Leo Kucinski Academy of Music and is currently at SNJ Studios, where he also serves as the strings department head. He has been a recipient of the Nebraska ASTA Outstanding Teacher of the Year award and the Omaha Public Schools Alice Buffett Outstanding Teacher award. He currently serves as president for Nebraska ASTA and as a sectional coach for the Omaha Area Youth Orchestras.
As an active performer throughout the community, he has also performed both nationally and internationally. As a professional bassist, he has played with Harry Connick, Michael W. Smith, Josh Groban, the Nelson Riddle Orchestra, the Mantovani Tour Orchestra, the North American Tour of Spamalot, as Principal Bass for the Sioux City Symphony, Orchestra Omaha, and served as a guest artist for the Jazz Series at Buena Vista University. Currently, he plays with the National Composer’s Orchestra. He has also directed, been on stage, and in the pit orchestras for over 150 musical and theater productions.