Emily Miller

Emily Miller, Davis & Elkins College

Emily Miller
Director, Appalachian String Band

What I Find Rewarding About D&E:

It is extremely rewarding to work at an institution that so highly values the traditional arts. The D&E administration is sparing no effort or expense to make the Appalachian Ensemble a top-notch organization to preserve and perform traditional Appalachian music and dance. We're paving new ground for traditional music at the college level.


  • M.A. Speech-Language Pathology, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn.
  • B.A. Anthropology-Linguistics, Brown University, Providence, R.I.


Miller has been performing and teaching traditional American and country music professionally since 2000. She has toured the United States as well as performed in six European tours. She has also participated in numerous teaching engagements in the United States, United Kingdom, Georgia and Japan.

Teaching Areas: 

  • Appalachian Ensemble String Band

Research Interests/Professional Activities: 

  • Traditional American Dance Music and Songs
  • Country Music


Discography: "Cherry River Line: Traditional Music from the Monongahela National Forest" (with Jesse and Gerry Milnes), self-released 2013; "Close to Home" (with Val Mindel), self-released 2013; "Bulldog" (with the Sweetback Sisters), Signature Sounds 2013; "Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular" (with the Sweetback Sisters), Signature Sounds 2012; "Looking for a Fight" (with the Sweetback Sisters), Signature Sounds 2011; "Chicken Ain't Chicken" (with the Sweetback Sisters), Signature Sounds 2009; "In the Valley" (with Val Mindel), self-released 2006.