Humanities Faculty & Staff
Elizabeth Perkins, Dean
Richard S. Miller
Richard Miller has been a part-time instructor in the music department at Darton, having taught every teaching semester on a continuous basis for over forty years, which is longer than the service of any employee of the college in any capacity.
A native of Sioux City, Iowa, Mr. Miller received his Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Redlands in Redlands, California, and his Master of Sacred Music degree from Union Theological Seminary in New York City. His main emphasis in music training was in organ, church music, piano, and theory.
In addition to his teaching duties at Darton, Mr. Miller has served in various churches in Albany in the capacity of Director of Music, organist, or organist/pianist. He has served over these forty years at the following churches—First United Methodist Church, Central Baptist Church, Sherwood Baptist Church, St. Teresa's Catholic Church, and presently at Covenant Presbyterian Church, where he has been for fifteen years.
Mr. Miller also is employed at Parker Music here in Albany, where he teaches in the late afternoons and some on Saturdays. Most of these lessons are with children who are studying piano.
Mr. Miller is a life member of Phi Mu Alpha Sinfonia, professional music fraternity of America, and also has been a continuous member of the American Guild of Organists since his college days.
Mr. Miller loves teaching and working with people of all ages, especially children and young people through the college years. In his spare time, his greatest love is spending time and doing various activities with his three little grandchildren.