A native of Poughkeepsie NY, Paul Miller is both a music theorist and a performer specializing on historical instruments. He has been heard throughout the United States as a soloist and principal player with groups such as Opera Lafayette, the Washington Bach Consort, Grand Harmonie and the Four Nations Ensemble. His research on the viola d’amore in Bohemia around 1800 was recently published in Early Music. Other publications in Perspectives of New Music, Opera Quarterly, and Music and Letters relate to his interest in the eclectic music of Karlheinz Stockhausen. After studying with Stockhausen for six summers in Germany, Paul premiered the composer’s solo viola piece In Freundschaft in Europe and North America. As a pedagogue, Paul teaches baroque performance at the Tafelmusik Summer Baroque Institute in Toronto, Canada. He has served on the faculties of Temple University, CU-Boulder, Cornell University and Duquesne University. In addition to early music, Paul enjoys composing and performing new works on a five-string electric violin built by the Montana firm Zeta, while also exploring new ways of creating and shaping sound electronically. His undergraduate studies were at Vassar College, Harvard and the New England Conservatory, and he received a Master’s in viola performance and a Ph.D. in music theory from the Eastman School of Music.