Miller | 303-546-5282

Professor and Director, Music Program | Associate Dean for Undergraduate Education
Core Faculty


BA in Music


MFA, California Institute of the Arts

Areas of Specialization:

  • Saxophones, flutes, and shakuhachi (traditional bamboo flute of Japan)
  • Jazz

Mark has been teaching at Naropa University for over twenty years. His classes have included Improvisation, Musicianship, Ear Training, Jazz History, Jazz Ensemble, Performance Practicum, Interdisciplinary Improvisation, Interdisciplinary Composition, Contemplative Pedagogy Seminar (for faculty) and Contemplative Practice Seminar (for first year students). He has toured and recorded with Art Lande, Paul McCandless, Peter Kater, R. Carlos Nakai, David Friesen, Tom Grant and Bill Douglas. Mark’s recordings with jazz pianist Art Lande include improvised duets The Story of Ba-Ku, Prayers, Germs and Obsessions and World Without Cars, and two award-winning children's albums featuring Meg Ryan and Holly Hunter.  With pianist Peter Kater, he has recorded seven albums including Migration, Honorable Sky and Rooftops, as well as sound tracks for television and Off-Broadway.

Listen to three improvised pieces featuring Mark Miller, soprano saxophone, and Art Lande, piano:

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