Robert E. Miller

  • B.F.A., Davidson College, 1973
  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, 1981

"I have always loved the art of passing on knowledge. I began as a piano teacher, then moved on to becoming a teacher of electronic synthesis, recording studio techniques and into the world of theatrical and film sound design. My inspiration for teaching comes from the many fine mentors that I have had the privilege of knowing.

"However, knowledge out of context is useless. Keeping me inspired is a tough job. I owe my family a high level of credit for keeping me connected and current in an ever-changing world. They inspire me in so many ways. I also garner a high degree of inspiration from my colleagues in sound design at SCAD, as well as the ambitious students in my classes who work very hard and produce amazing results! Watching young students grow artistically is truly inspiring."

Robert E. Miller | Sound design professor

Awards, recognition and honors

Judith Stark Foundation Award


Audio Engineering Society, Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers, American Federation of Musicians, Broadcast Music International, The Electronic Music Foundation, Robert Wood Dance Company

Previous Positions

Institute sound facilities coordinator, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California; production consultant, chief audio engineer, Japan America Theatre and Japanese-American Cultural Center, Los Angeles, California; audio consultant, sound designer and musician, Merce Cunningham Dance Company and John Cage Foundation, New York, New York; sound design production supervisor, UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, Los Angeles, California; sound design supervisor and faculty, Yale School of Drama/Yale Repertory Theatre, New Haven, Connecticut