Henry Miller was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Torrance, California. His trumpet playing earned him a scholarship at the University of Southern California where he studied under Boyde Hood of the Los Angeles Philharmonic and Ed Tarr, renowned trumpet historian from Basil, Switzerland. At USC he performed in many performing ensembles including the USC Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Daniel Lewis, and four years in the “Spirit of Troy”, The University of Southern California Trojan Marching Band.
He received his Bachelors of Music degree from California State University, Long Beach in 1989 and received his professional clear teaching credential the following year. In 1998, he graduated with honors from CSULB with a Masters of Music degree in trumpet performance and instrumental music conducting.
He has taught instrumental music in the Irvine Unified School District since the fall of 1990 and has taught at every grade level from third grade up through university graduate school including 12 elementary schools, three middle schools, two high schools, Irvine Valley College and CSU, Long Beach. Currently, he is the Director of Instrumental Music at Sierra Vista Middle School where he teaches three bands, three orchestras, and jazz band.