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Dr. Robert Dale Miller

Professor of Music

Director of Choral Activities


  • Ph.D., Texas Tech University, Fine Arts Interdisciplinary, Choral Conducting
  • M.M., East Texas State University (Now Texas A & M University)
  • B. M.E., East Texas State University (Now Texas A & M University)

Teaching Specialties

  • Choral Ensembles
  • Choral Conducting

Research Interests

  • Choral Music of the Viennese Classical Period
  • Johann Michael Haydn


  • American Choral Directors Association
  • Arkansas Choral Directors Association
  • ACDA-Arkansas
  • ASU Faculty Association


Dr. Dale Miller joined the ASU Department of Music as Director of Choral Activities in 1996. Prior to that he spent 24 years teaching choral music in Texas in high schools, at Kilgore College, and at Texas Tech University, where he was the winner of the DeVitt-Jones Fellowship in music for the Texas Tech Ph.D. in Fine Arts. Dr. Miller enjoyed his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 1995, and conducted in the famous New York hall for the fourth time in January 2008. Dr. Miller's choirs have performed in Carnegie Hall five times, on four international tours, and for state and divisional choral music conventions in Dallas, St. Louis, San Antonio, and Wichita. He has conducted professional orchestras in Poland, Wales, Mexico, New York, Arkansas, and Texas, and has prepared his Kilgore and Jonesboro choruses for performances with the Manhattan Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Longview (TX) Symphony, Forum Sinfonia of Krakow (Poland), Krakow Opera Orchestra, Arkansas Symphony, and Memphis Symphony orchestras.

Dale Miller has served as a clinician and adjudicator in regional and state choral and vocal events in Arkansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Tennessee, and Texas. Dr. Miller has held professional memberships in NASM, AASM, NATS, ACDA, ACDA--Arkansas, ArkCDA, TAMS, TMEA, TCDA, TMAA, and is co-advisor of the Omicron Omega chapter of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, music fraternity. Dale and his wife Nancy, an elementary music teacher in Jonesboro, AR, have four children and nine grandchildren .

Robert Dale Miller

Contact Information

P: (870) 972-3841
F: (870) 972-3932


Building: Fine Arts Center
Room: 143