Guest Lecturer

Miller has been a guest-lecturer or faculty on many occasions.

2002: Guest lecturer at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA.
2010: Guest faculty at the Rhode Island School of Design: sound design for animation.
2012: Visiting artist/performer at Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA.
2016: Guest lecturer at St. Michael’s College in Burlington, VT.
2018: Guest lecturer at Tufts University, Medford, MA.


“Roger Clark Miller is an engaging speaker who has much to share and say about not only his own work, but also other idioms from visual art to literature. Coming from what some would say are two disparate parts of the music world, post-punk and concert chamber music, Miller shows us that the two are not so far apart. And both experiences are valued in creating the ultimate goal of an artist, making music that poetically describes and speaks to the human condition. He was an inspiration to our students and teachers at Tufts university as well as the talented musicians that performed his music.” Michael McLaughlin D.M.A., Tufts University.

“Not only is Roger Miller a tantalizingly eclectic performer and composer, the Mission of Burma founder and Alloy Orchestra member is a captivating, knowledgeable presenter on music history, much of which he had a hand in. In a recent talk at Saint Michael’s College in Vermont, Miller reconciled the classical avant-garde with punk, Bartók with the Ramones. As a decided musical influence on Nirvana, the Pixies, and R.E.M., Miller also shared personal anecdotes and insights about one of the most amazing chapters in rock and roll history. A true American original.” William L. Ellis, Assistant Professor of Music, Saint Michael’s College