Professor James Miltenberger serves as Instructor of Piano, Piano Repertoire, and Jazz Piano at West Virginia University. He received his DMA and Master’s degree from the Eastman School of Music and his Bachelor’s degree from Miami University of Ohio. He has performed extensively as a soloist throughout the United States, Europe, and Japan. His solo appearances with various orchestras include performances at Carnegie Hall and with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. He is the founder and pianist of the Miltenberger Jazz Quartet and was soloist with Percussion ‘80 of West Virginia University. Professor Miltenberger has been active as a composer and arranger for various West Virginia University ensembles, including Percussion ‘80, the Marching Band, and the Jazz Ensembles. He is a MTNA adjudicator at the state, regional, and national levels and a recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award at West Virginia University.