Dr. Ben Miles is the Associate Professor of Tuba at Middle Tennessee State University. From 2008-2012, he was the Assistant Professor of Tuba and Euphonium at Wright State University. His solo CD, "Contraptions," will be released soon and will feature several of his own compositions. He has performed as a soloist at the International Tuba and Euphonium International and Regional Conferences and was the winner of the 2005 Leonard Falcone International Artist Tuba Competition. He has been a preliminary judge for the tape round of this prestigious competition since 2008 and was an adjudicator at the 2011 Leonard Falcone Festival. He has given performances in 48 of 50 states, as well as in Europe and China.
He received his degrees from Michigan State University, Penn State University, and the State University of New York, College at Fredonia. His principal teachers include Phil Sinder, Marty Erickson, and C. Rudolph Emilson. While a student at Michigan State, he became the first tuba player in the history of the school to win the annual concerto competition and while at SUNY Fredonia, he was the first tuba player in the history of the school to receive the Performer's Certificate.
Miles has performed with the Richmond (IN) Symphony, Springfield (OH) Symphony, Dayton (OH) Philharmonic, Conway (AR) Symphony, Lansing (MI) Symphony, West Shore (MI) Symphony, Jackson (MI) Symphony, Altoona (PA) Symphony, Nittany Valley (PA) Symphony, the Penn's Woods (PA) Summer Music Festival Orchestra, and the Fredonia (NY) Chamber Players. In 2006-2007, he was a member of the Bay Street Brassworks brass quintet, performing concerts and presenting masterclasses across the country. He has also performed with the Cincinnati Brassworks, Pinnacle Brass Quintet (AR), Detroit Chamber Brass, the Michigan Chamber Brass, the Galliard Brass Ensemble (MI), and in the pit for "The Lion King."
Miles also served on the faculty at the University of Central Arkansas. He has also taught low brass students at Alma College (MI), Lansing Community College (MI), Eastern Michigan University, and Penn State University. He is a former member of The Cadets Drum and Bugle Corps and was on the brass staff with the Bluecoats Drum and Bugle Corps. From 2011-2012, he was the chair of the Chamber Music Yellow Springs Competition, held in Yellow Springs, OH.Dr. Miles' website: www.benmilestuba.com