Originally from Chicago, IL, David J. Miller studied with Thomas Ashworth while earning a Bachelor's Degree in Trombone Performance at the University of Minnesota, and with Nitzan Haroz while earning a Master’s Degree in Trombone Performance at Temple University.

He was a member of the Charleston Symphony (SC), and solo trombonist with the Orquesta Sinaloa de las Artes (Sinaloa, Mexico), of which he was a founding member. He was the principal trombonist of the Orquesta Sinfónica de Minería (Mexico City, Mexico).  He has performed solo recitals in Poland, given master classes in Mexico City, and was the trombone instructor at the Instituto Superior de Música del Estado de Veracruz in Mexico, as well as Claflin University in Orangeburg, SC. He has performed with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Orquesta Sinfónica de Jalapa, the Kirov Ballet, the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra (Sapporo, Japan), as well as with the Reading (PA) and Delaware Symphonies. He has given concerts with such international artists as Jose Carreras, Arturo Sandoval, and Paquito D’Rivera. 

He is currently a member of the US Navy Concert and Ceremonial Band in Washington, DC, and Co-Principal Trombone for the Fairfax Symphony Orchestra. He was an engraver and copyist for Kalmus Music, and in 2010, the Philadelphia Orchestra under the direction of Charles Dutoit, performed the premiere of his critical edition of Mikhail Glinka's Ruslan and Ludmila Overture.