Richard Miles

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Richard Miles, professor of music and director of bands at Morehead State University in Morehead, Kentucky, holds a doctor of philosophy degree from the Florida State University and graduate and undergraduate degrees from the University of Illinois and Appalachian State University. In addition to the supervision and administration of the MSU Bands, Miles teaches undergraduate and graduate conducting. Since coming to MSU in 1985, the Symphony Band under his direction has received national and international recognition, having performed for conventions of the Music Educators National Conference, the College Band Directors National Association, the National Band Association, and the Kentucky Music Educators Association as well as going on a concert tour to China and Brazil.

Miles currently serves as president of the Kentucky Music Educators Association and past president of the College Band Directors National Association, Southern Division and is in demand as a guest conductor, clinician, and adjudicator. Internationally, he has conducted concerts and clinics throughout Europe, Canada, the United Kingdom, China, Russia, Brazil, Argentina, and South Africa. Recently, Miles was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Appalachian State University, the Presidential Service Award from the Kentucky Music Educators Association, and the Phi Beta Mu Outstanding Contribution to Bands Award from the Psi Chapter.