John D. Miles
49 Bogart St. #45
Brooklyn, NY 11206

Professional Experience:

Forest Research Institute (long-term temp)
Plaza Five, Jersey City, NJ
Data Entry Specialist, Clinical Document Information Center

Credit Suisse Asset Management (long-term temp)
New York, NY
Legal/Compliance Records Clerk, Audited Financial Legal Documents

Pegasus Healing Systems, Inc.
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Director, Marketing, Webmaster

Phase2Media (long-term temp)
New York, NY
Marketing Research

1/1997 – 8/1999
Surrey Vacation Resorts
Branson, MO 65616
Assistant Deeding Director, Verification/Loan Officer

5/1995 – 12/1996
Silver Dollar City, Inc.
Branson, MO 65616
Stage Technician/Carpenter, Spotlight Operator, Monitor Board Technician/Sound Reinforcement, Production Assistant, Saxophonist w/ 'The Cajun Connection'

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Urbana, IL 61801
Visiting Lecturer, Graduate Teaching Assistant, Composition/Theory Dept

8/1988 – 5/1991
Miami University
Oxford, OH
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Electronic Music Studio
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL
Doctor of Musical Arts ABD, 1995, Dissertation in progress
Music Composition, Minor in Music Theory

Miami University, Oxford OH
Master of Music 1991
Music Composition/Theory

Crane School of Music, SUNY, Potsdam, NY
Bachelor of Music, Cum Laude, 1988
Musical Studies, concentration in Electronic Music Composition
Military Experience:
US Navy Band, 6/1977 - 6/1981
• Instrumentalist (Saxophone, Bassoon, Clarinet, Keyboards) and Arranger
• UNITAS Showband, CINCLANTFLT Band, NATO Headquarters, Norfolk, VA
• CINCPACFLT Band, Guam detachment
• Naval School of Music, Little Creek, VA
• Honorable Discharge w/ rank of E-4. Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Ribbon
Professional Skills
Administration and Management: auditing legal, financial and clinical documents; verification of contracts and loan documents for timeshare sales; customer service/problem solving; sales/marketing; meeting deadlines; staff and technical training, supervising, and scheduling; maintaining accounts receivable, electronic music studio supervisor.

Computer: Office Suite, PowerPoint, Photoshop, centralized archival document filing & retrieval systems, keyboarding and data entry, HTML & web design, multimedia development, scanning, networking, desktop publishing.

Educational: conducting descriptive, experimental, and evaluative research; course development, curricula design and planning; university classroom lecturer, proposal writing, project planning and coordination.

Professional /Technical: Electronic & computer music studio; analog and digital multi-track recording, mixing and audio design/engineering; extensive analog & digital synthesis programming experience. MIDI experience; sequencing & programming. MAX programming and application development, SampleCell, Sound Designer, ProTools. Professional musician: saxophone, keyboards. Extensive music performance experience. Music composition, arranging, and transcribing. Computer-assisted music notation engraving and technical writing for publication. Theater, pyrotechnical and production experience.
Areas of Teaching Expertise
Music Composition, Electronic Music Studio, Computer Music, Set Theory, 12-Tone Theory, Schenkerian Theory, Advanced Musical Analysis Topics, Tonal Harmony, Species Counterpoint, Basic Musicianship Skills & Music Theory, 20th Century Music History and Literature
Special Studies
Composition with Salvatore Martirano, Jack Melby, Morgan Powell, Paul Zonn, Roger Davis, C. James Sheppard, Elliot DelBorgo, Paul Steinberg
Algorithmic composition with Salvatore Martirano
Electro-acoustic music composition with Scott Wyatt and Paul Steinberg
Composition master classes with Anthony Braxton, Roscoe Mitchell, Gary Lee Nelson
Schenkerian Theory with Jack Melby, Claire Boge, Roger Davis
Serial and Set Theory with Jack Melby (serial techniques of Milton Babbitt)
Music formalism and stochastic theory with Sever Tipei
Orchestration with Elliot DelBorgo
Saxophone Performance with James Stoltie, David DeVoe (USMC)
Musicology & Ethnomusicology with Pamela Fox, Herbert Kellman
Achievements: Awards, Honors, and Prizes
  • US Navy Training Unit "Honor Recruit," RTC, Orlando, FL
  • President's List, SUNY at Potsdam, NY
  • Prize winner, Casio Corp. composition contest
  • Departmental Scholar, Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam, NY
  • Cum Laude graduate, Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam, NY
  • Pi Kappa Lambda, Crane School of Music, SUNY at Potsdam, NY
  • Participant, Electronic Music Plus Festival, 1989, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, OH
  • Recipient, "Graduate Achievement Award," Miami University, Oxford, OH
  • Cited, An Incomplete List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students, UIUC, Urbana, IL
  • Participant, Crane Festival of NEWMUSIC, 1993, SUNY at Potsdam, NY
  • Recipient, Graduate College "Conference Travel Grant," UIUC, Urbana, IL
  • Recipient, composition commission, "35th Anniversary of the Experimental Music Studios of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign," by EMS director Scott Wyatt
1. Recordings

"Last of the Barkeaters," Sound Speculations: in Celebration of the 35th Anniversary of the Experimental Music Studios at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Denon Digital, EMS 9300, 1994.

2. Reviews

Thomas Rhea, review of EVI performance by C. James Sheppard of "Improvisation and Dance," "Electronic Music +17," in Computer Music Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, p. 71 (Spring 1990).

3. Radio Broadcasts

NPR broadcasts of "Rondo for NUMA," by New and Unusual Musical Artists (NUMA), 1990