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Ember Miller

Teaching Associate in Music


Ember Miller currently instructs clarinet at the College of Lake County, Lake Forest College, and serves on the private music lesson faculty at Libertyville High School, Lake Forest High School, Mundelein High School, and Vernon Hills High School. She also is currently serving her seventh year as the Principal Clarinetist in the Chicago Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra and performs as the Eb and/or bass clarinetist with the Lake Shore Symphony Orchestra. 

Ember has a Bachelors Degree in music performance from Michigan State University where she studied with Caroline Hartig as well as a Masters in music performance and literature from Northwestern where she studied with Steve Cohen. After graduating Ember spent her time freelancing throughout the Midwest and performed with orchestras such as the Green Bay Symphony Orchestra, Illinois Symphony Orchestra, Kankakee Valley Symphony Orchestra, and the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. After rigorously performing for a few years, Emberdecided to concentrate her efforts on teaching. The Ember Miller Clarinet Studio is compromised of approximately 60 talented students. Her students currently earn the top chairs in the premiere ensembles in ILMEA district and state competitions, Midwest Young Artists Conservatory, and the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra. She has helped lead them to win national competitions and college scholarships.