Buckhannon, West Virginia – West Virginia Wesleyan College has appointed Scott Miller to be the Director of Athletic Bands and oversee the Bobcat Marching Band.
Miller recently graduated from the University of Nevada, Reno with a Master of Music in Wind Band Conducting where he worked for the last two years as a graduate teaching assistant with the UNR Bands. He assisted in conducting the Nevada Wind Ensemble, Concert Winds, and the Wolf Pack Marching Band and Howlers Pep Band.
Miller earned a Bachelor of Music in Music Education from the Youngstown State University Dana School of Music in Youngstown, Ohio in 2015 where he was active in numerous ensembles including serving as the head drum major of the YSU Marching Pride.
From 2015-2019, Miller worked as the Director of Bands and Choir at David Anderson Jr./Sr. High School in Lisbon, Ohio where he taught grades 6-12 band, high school choir, and directed the Blue Pride Marching Band and Basketball Pep Band. Miller also spent two years as the assistant band director at Mercer Area Jr./Sr. High School in Mercer, Pennsylvania.
An active performer and conductor, Miller has been guest conductor of the YSU Concert Band and served as the YSU Alumni Marching Band Director in 2017 and 2018. He holds professional memberships with the National Association for Music Education and the College Band Directors National Association. Miller lives with his wife Natalie Miller (PT, DPT), their two cats and dog.
“I could not be more excited to join the faculty and staff of West Virginia Wesleyan College and continue the success of the Bobcat Marching Band,” Miller said. “After two challenging years due to Covid-19, I am really looking forward to working with the student musicians and student leaders to create live music at the highest possible level with all of the bands at WVWC, as well as using music to connect with the rest of the college and community.”
Vice President of Enrollment Management John Waltz ’01, said, “We are thrilled to welcome Scott Miller to lead the Bobcat Marching Band. His leadership, collegiality, musicianship and spirit are going to be great assets to our students and campus community.”
The Bobcat Marching Band was revived in 2014 and will sport new uniforms when members begin their season this year after a successful fundraising campaign.
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West Virginia Wesleyan College (WVWC) is a private, four-year residential liberal arts college in Buckhannon, West Virginia. A tradition of excellence for more than 130 years, West Virginia Wesleyan is home to 14 Fulbright Scholars. The Princeton Review ranked Wesleyan one of its 2021 Best Colleges in the Southeastern Region of the United States. U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best College Rankings designated Wesleyan a “Top 20” Best Value – Regional Universities (South) and one of the “Top 75” Regional Universities (South). WVWC offers students more than 40 majors and 40 minors; graduate programs in athletic training, business administration, creative writing, and nursing; 22 NCAA Division II athletic programs; multiple performing arts groups; and more than 70 organizations. Founded in 1890, the College is closely affiliated with the United Methodist Church and abides by the Wesley doctrine that emphasizes service to others. For more information, visit wvwc.edu.