Carrie Miller has taught cello privately for the past 11 years and works as a freelance musician in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She has performed with the Jackson Symphony, South West Symphony Orchestra, Adrian Symphony Orchestra, and West Symphony Orchestra in addition to playing in musicals and participating in a number of chamber series. She enjoys working with people of all ages and levels and believes that one of the best parts of being a musician is the opportunity to work with cellists and other musicians. Carrie finds her experience teaching students in her studio and visiting public schools to work with cellists especially rewarding.
Carrie works at The Community Music School of Ann Arbor where she teaches The Art of Chamber Music. This class is a wonderful opportunity to explore more repertoire and to find ways of creating and teaching music across all instruments. In addition she is the general manager at the school where she organizes programs and oversees the faculty.
Carrie studied at Florida State University with Greg Sauer receiving a Masters of Music in cello performance and previously received a Bachelors of Music in cello performance from the California State University, Sacramento where she studied with Professor Andrew Luchansky.
She began playing the cello at nine years old in Davis, California where she grew up. During her 4 years at CSU, Sacramento, she had masterclasses with pianist-composer, Eric Zivian, cellist, Timothy Eddy, and cellist, Steven Doane. In 2015 she performed the Lalo Cello Concerto after being a winner of the CSU Sacramento Concerto Competition.