Margaret Miller is special assistant professor of viola and coordinator of the Graduate Quartet Program at CSU. She teaches viola, chamber music literature and coaches both undergraduate and graduate ensembles. Ms. Miller is also on the faculty of the LEAP Institute for the Arts at CSU, a multi-disciplinary program that gives students tools to be successful musicians after they graduate.
Prior to joining the CSU faculty in 2004, Ms. Miller was violist of the da Vinci Quartet for eighteen years. Based in Colo., the Quartet was in residence at the University of Denver and Colorado College. Known for its innovative programming and outreach, the quartet toured throughout the U.S., and was a prizewinner in both the Naumberg and Shostakovich competitions. The da Vinci Quartet recorded the complete works of American composers Arthur Foote and Charles Martin Loeffler for the Naxos American Classics label.
A dedicated teacher and performer, Ms. Miller has given recitals and master classes throughout the West, recently visiting the University of Missouri, Kansas State University, the University of Arizona, and Arizona State University. She has given clinics on viola playing and career opportunities at the Primrose Festival, the Michigan Music Conference, and the Colorado Music Educators conference. She has been recognized for her teaching by the Colorado Chapter of the American String Teachers Association, and the Colorado Springs Youth Symphony.