Born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, guitarist Richard Miller is now on the faculty of Columbia University, while maintaining a busy performance schedule in New York and Washington, DC. Recent performances included Merkin Hall in NYC, the Kennedy Center, and a State Department concert. ” …a remarkable balance between disciplined technique and emotional abandon.” The Washington City Paper.
Richard Miller earned a Ph. D. in music theory from Catholic University of America and a Masters in guitar performance from Manhattan School of Music. He currently teaches music theory and ear-training at Columbia University. Richard has taught this Brazilian guitar class at the Brazilian American Cultural Institute and Latin American Folk Institute in Washington DC. Very active as a performer in New York City and abroad, Richard has been touring with his Brazilian group “Choro da Manhã” and with the Ukrainian group "Gerdan.
" He was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro Brazil to an American father and Brazilian mother. Recent credits include Iridium Jazz Club; The Pearl Theater in the show Mapmaker's Opera; lecture, workshop and concert at Texas Southern University; lecture and concert at Middlebury College (7th year); White House performance for President Obama, and an upcoming tour in Canada. He recently published the book "The Guitar in the Brazilian Choro."