Michael W. Millar, DMA

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Title: Director
Company: Center for Community Engagement, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Location: Valencia, California, United States

Michael W. Millar, Director at the Center for Community Engagement at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Artists for dedication, achievements, and leadership in art and music.

Acclaimed as a musician and artist, Dr. Millar is dedicated to sharing his passions with others. He is currently the director of the Center for Community Engagement and a lecturer in the music department of California State Polytechnic University, an art commissioner for the city of Santa Clarita, and an artist and education clinician for Conn-Selmer, Inc. He has worked as a professional musician and consultant since 1980, and a voting member of The Recording Academy since 1989.

An expert in the field, Dr. Millar’s professional qualifications include a Doctor of Musical Arts from Claremont Graduate University, a Master of Arts in music performance from California State University, Los Angeles, and a Bachelor of Music in performance from the University of Colorado, Boulder. He completed a coach certification training program with the Center for Nonprofit Management in 2018, an associate certification with the Connective Leadership Institute in 2010, a facilitator certification with the Leader to Leader Institute in 2009, and a “train the trainer” certification with the American Society for Training and Development in 2003.

Some of the highlights of Dr. Millar’s career include appearing in films such as “Patch Adams,” “Hot to Trot,” “Sing,” “For the Boys,” and “The Doors,” and performing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic Association, the Texas Beneke Orchestra, and the Southwest Chamber Music and Jazz Orchestra. He has also appeared in the Jerry Lewis MDA Telethon Orchestra and has performed with legendary artists like Steve Allen, Debbie Reynolds, Kenny Rogers, and Tony Bennett. Dr. Millar used his experience to author “The Future of Music Careers,” for the Journal of the College Music Society in 2011, “Los Angeles Trombone Legend Dick Nash, Winner of the 2008 ITA Award: Tribute and Conversation,” for the ITA Journal in 2009, and “Reality Check: Professionalism and Entrepreneurship,” for the College Music Society Newsletter in 2004. For his efforts, Dr. Millar earned a Grammy Award with the Southwest Chamber Music and Jazz Orchestra in 2004 and a Bright China Scholarship from the Leader to Leader Institute.

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