Brent Miller

  • Bachelor of Music (in Advanced Performance) with Honours (Class I); Master of Music Research; AMEB Percussion examiner;

Brent Miller has an international profile as a Timpanist, Percussionist and Educator. His extensive orchestral career has included performances with the Melbourne, Adelaide, Queensland, Singapore and New Zealand Symphony Orchestras, the Malaysian Philharmonic, Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa, Auckland Philharmonia, Australian Romantic & Classical Orchestra, Orchestra Victoria, Victorian Opera, Queensland Pops, Camerata of St John’s, Philharmonia Australia and the YouTube Symphony Orchestra. As a chamber musician, Brent is a core member of Ensemble Q, Timpanist of Melbourne Chamber Orchestra and performs with Plexus.

Through his freelance engagements, Brent has had the privilege of performing alongside artists such as Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel, Diana Krall, Armand Van Helden, Tim Minchin, Sinead O'Connor, Hilltop Hoods, Kate Ceberano, Lang Lang, The Wiggles, Ministry of Sound, Kate Miller-Heidke and Gurrumul Yunupingu.

As an educator, Brent is an examiner for the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) and frequently in demand for tutoring, masterclasses, school workshops and professional development sessions for teachers. He has given masterclasses at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Queensland, and has been a long-serving tutor for (and proud alumnus of) the Queensland Youth Orchestras. Brent is part of the teaching faculty at Just Percussion and J Percussion Music School. He was also Project Co-Ordinator for the 2016 Australian Percussion Gathering.

Brent is a proud alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University where he studied with principal teachers Vanessa Tomlinson and Tom O’Kelly. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours Class I and was awarded the University Medal. He is currently completing a Master of Music Research focusing on timpani contemporary performance practice.

Brent is passionate about expressing the musical capabilities of percussion instruments to the fullest degree through orchestral, chamber, solo and concerto performances. Recently, 100 solo timpani compositions were written for Brent by composers around the world.

Details last updated on March 13, 2020