Robert E. Miller

Robert E. Miller

Robert E. Miller

  • B.F.A., Davidson College, 1973
  • M.F.A., California Institute of the Arts, 1981
First year at SCAD:

"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."


Audio engineer/touring assistant for Morton Subotnick; audio consultant for Getty Museum, Los Angeles; worked with John Cage, David Tudor, Takehisa Kosugi and Merce Cunningham; produced "Rainforest," a CD and historical retrospective of Tudor's distinguished work; audio consultant for "The Pilgrimage of Pope John Paul II to Los Angeles (city of sin)"; performed electronic music with David Tudor; Paris Opera, Paris, France; Theatre de la Ville, Paris; Theatro Municipal, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; Sadler's Wells Theater, London, England; John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C.; Palais des Papes, Avignon, France; Festival d'Arles, France; Cannes Film Festival Theater, France; The Canary Islands; India; Canada; Italy; Germany; Switzerland; Sweden; Austria; Spain; The Netherlands

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

Courses Taught

  • SNDS 201 Introduction to Sound Design
  • SNDS 223 Intermediate Sound Design
  • SNDS 314 Technologies for Sound Design
  • SNDS 404 Recording Studio II
  • SNDS 420 Sound Design Senior Studio
  • SNDS 440 Postproduction Sound
  • SNDS 703 Sound Design for Animation
  • SNDS 711 Audio Signal Processing
  • SNDS 718 Music Mix and Mastering
  • SNDS 719 Sound Design M.A. Studio I
  • SNDS 723 Sound Design M.A. Studio II
  • SNDS 726 Music Theory for Sound Designers
  • SNDS 739 Sound Design Seminar
  • SNDS 751 Audio Systems Engineering
  • SNDS 755 Sound Design M.F.A. Studio I
  • SNDS 764 Electronic Music Production
  • SNDS 765 Sound Design M.F.A. Studio II
  • SNDS 790 Sound Design M.F.A. Thesis