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Thomas Miller

BM University of Iowa
MM DePaul University

Courses Taught
SRT I: Microphones, Classical Microphone Techniques
SRT II: Analog Signal Processing and Recording
SRT III: Digital Recording, Pro Tools
SRT IV: Consoles, Signal Flow
SRT V: Solid State Logic, Audio for Video Sound Design
SRT VI: Surround Sound and DVD Authoring
Electroacoustic Music I: Intro to the tools, composers, and literature of electronic music
Electroacoustic Music II: Multimedia as a creative compositional tool 


Thomas Miller is the director of DePaul's Sound Recording Technology program. He is a twenty-year veteran of the Chicago recording industry with credits that range from The Blues Brothers to Placido Domingo. His interest in recording and sound transformation found a compatible technology in 1985 with the development of the NED Synclavier, and he began programming sound design for albums and commercials. An avid creator and collector of sounds, Miller created the Universal Sound Library, a timbre library for the Synclavier that was marketed worldwide. His fascination with timbral evolution, surround sound, and multimedia has led him to compose electroacoustic works for electronics, percussion, processed voices and projected images. Miller is a graduate of the University of Iowa and DePaul University with degrees in composition

Watch Professor Miller’s third silent film score, Suite from Pandora’s Box, for wind ensemble, percussion, and electronics. This score, first premiered at Dartmouth College in 2010, was recorded live in concert by the DePaul Wind Symphony under the direction of Dr. Erica Neidlinger with engineering by Dan Steinman and Sound Recording Technology students.