Cam Millar

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About Cam Millar

Originally from Canada, Cam graduated with honours in trombone performance from the University of British Columbia, Vancouver. He obtained a Masters Degree from SUNY Purchase College, NY in Studio Composition.

His work as an educator reflects his wide range of musical experience and expertise – music performance (jazz and classical), improvisation, composition, electro/acoustic recording, music history and appreciation, and sound design. Cam was a busy adjunct professor at Shepherd University in Shepherdstown, WV, and has also taught music at other colleges in Canada and the US, at private schools, and as a guest clinician and lecturer at many public schools in both Canada and the US.

Trombone playing includes work with the Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, the Banff Centre Opera Orchestra, the Count Basie Orchestra,; in backup bands for Doc Severinson, The O’Jays, and Rosemary Clooney; with Vince Giordiano’s Nighthawks and the Lew Anderson Big Band in NYC; jazz festival appearances with Maria Schneider and Bob Brookmeyer; playing for touring Broadway shows in Canada (Camelot, South Pacific, Company); and appearances at both the Calgary and Edmonton International Jazz Festivals. He performs regularly with the wedding/event show band ‘Amaretto’ (from Washington’s Best Musicians, Photo and Video).

As a composer and arranger, Cam has written music for a wide variety of musical ensembles from jazz big band to classical chamber ensembles, as well as collaborating with many film makers, modern dance choreographers, and mulit-media artists. He leads the local horn-driven ensemble “The Weather People”.

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