Instructor
Joined in
2020
Teaches at:
Current Projects

Currently founding my own publishing company "Tom's Creek Publishing" so that I can self-publish my music

Favorite Bands

August Burns Red, The Beatles, Billy joel, Dance Gavin Dance, Dave Matthews Band, A Day to Remember, John Mayer, Kendrick Lamar, Kings of Leon, Minus the Bear, Modest Mouse, The Mountain Goats, The Notorious BIG, Radiohead, Zac Brown Band

Favorite Instruments

Pianos, Keyboards, Guitars, Trumpets, Pump Organs

Musical Interests

I am very interested in composing music across a wide stylistic spectrum

Performance Experience

Has premiered other's new music across the Mid-Atlantic Region and in Europe, Has premiered personal compositions across the Mid-Atlantic Region and in Europe, Has premiered other's music across the Mid-Atlantic Region and in Europe

Specialties / Genres Taught

Classical Piano, Contemporary Piano, Fundamental Music Skills, General Musicianship

About Michael

Michael Mills is an accomplished composer who’s music has been performed by professional ensembles, highly trained students, and himself throughout the Mid-Atlantic region, on public radio, and across Europe. He writes music in a wide variety of styles and for many mediums including Film, Video-Game, Dance, Computer, Orchestra, etc. Recent performances include premiers of his works “Memento Mori” at the Valencia International Performance Academy and Festival and “Continuous Blossom” at the Zodiac Chamber Music Academy and Festival in the South of France. He was invited to the 2019 Thessaloniki International Film Festival after a successful premiere of his work at the 2019 Fusion Film Scoring Workshop.

Michael mostly composes music that addresses topics related to the human experience using a blend of contemporary techniques and traditional practices. Until beginning his undergraduate studies, he was an almost entirely self taught composer and pianist. He earned his BA in Music Composition and Technology along with a Minor in Psychology from Virginia Tech in 2019 where he studied with Dr. Charles Nichols (composition), Dr. Eric Lyon (composition), Dr. Richard Masters (piano), Dr. Michael Dunston (music technology) and Dr. Kyle Hutchins (new-music).

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