San Diego based clarinetist Curt Miller specializes in the performance of contemporary chamber music. A frequent collaborator with composers, Curt has performed in dozens of premieres and worked with established composers such as Helmut Lachenmann, Chaya Czernowin, Rebecca Saunders, Roger Reynolds, Josh Levine and Lewis Nielson on performances of their solo and chamber ensemble works. He has performed internationally in ensembles and as soloist at venues such as the Lucerne Festival, Harvard's Fromm Players series, Monday Evening Concerts and Miller Theatre and in San Diego with new music ensemble Palimpsest and Camera Lucida. As member of the trio Ensemble et cetera he has begun to expand the repertoire for clarinet, double bass, and percussion through commissions and realizations of works for open instrumentation. Through his more recent interest in electronics and sound installation Curt works with visual artist Nichole Speciale on installations which reference and extend drawing and painting through sound and video.
Curt received his BM in clarinet performance under Richard Hawkins at Oberlin Conservatory and an MA in contemporary music performance at the University of California San Diego under Anthony Burr where he is currently studying for a DMA. In addition to his active performing schedule Curt educates through private clarinet instruction and work as a teaching assistant at the UC San Diego in music theory and history.