Andover Educators

Thom Miles

Degrees from Colorado State University
Holds the Premier Prix in Organ from the Montréal Conservatory of Music where he studied with Bernard Lagace
Additional studies with Roberta Gary, William Porter, and Edward Parmentier
Licensed Andover Educator, 1999

Region: Midwestern United States
Home State: Ohio
Available for:  * workshops

Thom Miles has served as Chapel Organist at Xavier University and as Assistant Organist at Christ Church Cathedral (Episcopal) in Cincinnati, Ohio. He has also taught on the adjunct faculty at the University of Cincinnati, College-Conservatory of Music. Thom is currently organist at Lakeside Presbyterian Church and Organist/Director of Music at Isaac M. Wise Temple, Cincinnati, Ohio. He played a key role in the preservation and restoration of the 1866 Koehnken amp; Co. organ in the Plum Street Temple in 2005. Thom recorded on this historic instrument for Arsis Audio immediately after the restoration (Arsis CD 157). He has also recorded the three Organ Sonatas of Paul Hindemith and Four Preludes on Jewish Tunes by William Bolcom, also on Arsis (CD 169).

Thom and his wife, Roberta Gary, are both licensed Andover Educators® and present workshops on the topic of Body Mapping. Both Miles and Gary made a contribution to the book What Every Pianist Needs to Know About the Body with Supplementary Material for Organists by Thomas Mark.

Inestimable Value

"The day-long course was of inestimable value to students and faculty. Clear and direct, Roberta and Thom's presentation made a lasting impression on all of us.

Their ability to diagnose the causes of various technical problems was brilliant, and, in a remarkably short time, they were able to effect substantive changes in the students' ease and fluency of using their bodies at the instrument."

David Higgs, co-chair, Keyboard Department, Eastman School of Music, Rochester NY