ROBERT W MILLER is a prolific composer of music for film, television and the concert hall, with a career spanning some 23 years. His distinctive style has made its mark on well over 2,000 commercials, a growing body of some 40 film scores, as well as numerous works for the stage. Over the years his work has garnered him seven CLIO awards, two AICP awards, two Emmy "group" nominations for the Coca-Cola spot “It’s Mine” and Mercedes' “Modern Ark,” as well as collective Emmys for Coca-Cola's “Heist" and the ESPN 30 for 30 film "Survive and Advance."
Robert began his commercial career at JSM in 1992, then followed rep Jeff Rosner to his new company Sacred Noise in 1996, spent 3 years with Amber Music (2000-2002) and finally launched his own company, RMI Music in the spring of 2002, which currently has ties with Santa Monica-based music company Stimmung in LA. Robert's arrangement of "America the Beautiful" for the Coca-Cola 2014 Super Bowl commercial won him his second career AICP award. His scores appeared in six Super Bowl commercials in 2011 alone, including spots for Kia, Mercedes, AT&T, UPMC and two for Coca-Cola. Recent commercials scored by Robert include a beautiful new campaign for SAP, an action-packed Gillette/James Bond hybrid featuring electronic band Knower, as well as Best Buy’s “Win the Holidays” campaign.
Most recently, Robert scored the exciting new Science/Discovery documentary series Secret Space Escapes, featuring astronauts’ harrowing tales of survival amid near-disasters in space. This is Robert's second major series for Discovery following his scoring of the 2011 award-winning series for Discovery/Dreamworks entitled "The Rising," which documented the rebuilding of the World Trade Center and was executively produced by Steven Spielberg. Also in fall 2015, Robert scored Hock Films’ “Gospel According to Mac,” ESPN's latest in their Emmy award-winning "30 for 30" series. This marks Robert’s ninth score for “30 for 30,” of which the Emmy-winning “Survive and Advance” was one.
Other notable film scores by Robert include the critically-acclaimed Teeth, deemed “one of the most talked-about films at the Sundance Film Festival” in 2007, as well as Mark Levinson's "Particle Fever," the third top-grossing documentary of 2014, centering around the historical achievements of physicists at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and their discovery of the so-called "God particle."
MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Robert Miller is a longtime collaborator with The American Museum of Natural History’s Hayden Planetarium, having scored four dome shows since 2008. He most recently composed the orchestral score for the planetarium show "Dark Matter," narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, which is on view now.
Miller was formally trained at the Mannes College of Music in New York City and was mentored privately by American Masters William Schuman, Aaron Copland and Edgar David Grana. He was the Composer-In-Residence with the New York-based Jupiter Symphony from 1996-1999, where he premiered six new concert pieces. Although he is a composer with deeply "American" roots, his compositions often reflect his love for a wide variety of genres and contemporary musical colors which result in unique "fusions."