Michael W. Millar
Michael Millar is currently Director of the Center for Community Engagement at Cal Poly Pomona, where he has served on the music faculty since 2004. He is a member of the Arts Commission for the City of Santa Clarita, California, and previously served as interim Director of the Entrepreneurship Center for Music at the University of Colorado - Boulder. In addition to performance degrees from the University of Colorado, Boulder and California State University, Los Angeles, he holds the degree of Doctor of Musical Arts, with concentrations in Performance and Arts Administration, from Claremont Graduate University. Dr. Millar has studied trombone with George Roberts, Jeffrey Reynolds, Roy Main, and Bill Richardson.
Dr. Millar’s credits include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Harry James, Frankie Valli & the Four Seasons, Barry Manilow, Kenny Rogers, Artie Shaw, and Ray Charles. He performed with Southwest Chamber Music on the 2004 Grammy Award-winning CD, Carlos Chávez: Complete Chamber Works, Vol. 2. In collaboration with Malcolm McNab, he is currently writing a book on the history of studio brass players in Los Angeles. Michael Millar is an artist/clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc. and has presented numerous workshops in entrepreneurship, community engagement, and professional development at universities and conferences. He is a voting member of the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. In service to CMS, he served on the Program Committee for the 2012 National Conference. He is a member of the CMS Committee for Community Engagement and chairs the Careers Outside the Academy Committee.