Miles Brown, Assistant Professor, Jazz
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 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, Sean Jones, Bill Dobbins, Walt Weiskopf, Gary Smulyan, Sam Rivers and Steve Wilson. In 2008, Miles was the Interim Gussman Director of Jazz at Cornell University. From 2009–2018, Miles was the jazz program coordinator at Oakland University, where he taught jazz classes and applied lessons. For the 2017–2018 academic year, Miles taught jazz classes at the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University. In Fall 2018, Miles joined the University of Delaware's full-time faculty as assistant professor of string bass and jazz where he teaches applied string bass lessons, jazz history, string methods and contemporary literature.
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