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Miles Brown
Assistant Professor, Jazz
University of Delaware
Newark, DE 19716


Bassist, composer, performer, and teacher Miles Brown comes from a musical family and began playing the bass at an early age. He attended the Eastman School of Music for his undergraduate degree, earning a Bachelor of Music in Music Education and Jazz and Contemporary Media. In 2003, he received a Master of Music in String Bass Performance from Mannes College of Music, and he earned a Doctorate in Jazz Performance from Eastman in 2012. 

A versatile musician, Dr. Brown is the bassist for the new music ensemble Alarm Will Sound and has had his compositions performed at Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center. He has performed with Regina Carter, Dave Ballou, John Mosca, Bill Goodwin, Bill Dobbins, Ben Monder, Joe Magnarelli, Walt Weiskopf, Gary Smulyan, Sam Rivers, Steve Wilson and Harold Danko. In 2008, Dr. Brown was the Interim Gussman Director of Jazz at Cornell University. Since 2009, he has served as the jazz program coordinator at Oakland University.  In this position, Miles taught jazz band, jazz theory, arranging and jazz combos.  He also taught privately as Oakland's applied string bass teacher.  In Fall 2018, Dr. Brown will join the University of Delaware's full-time faculty as assistant professor of string bass and jazz where he will be teaching applied string bass lessons, jazz history, string methods, and contemporary literature.


​Bachelor of Music, Eastman School of Music

Master of Music, Mannes College of Music

Doctor of Musical Arts, Eastman School of Music

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