Rocker Steve Miller is a Now a Teacher

By David Chiu
|  Saturday, Aug 21, 2010  |  Updated 5:33 PM EDT
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Rock guitar hero Steve Miller will be teaching at USC for the upcoming fall semester, The New York Times reported.

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Call him now Professor Space Cowboy: Rock guitarist Steve Miller will be teaching at USC for the upcoming fall semester, The New York Times reported.

The university’s Thornton School of Music said that Miller will be an artist-in-residence working with undergraduates in its popular music programs. The guitarist will be involved in workshops as well as seminars, such as record production and tour planning.

Chris Sampson, associate dean of USC Thornton, told USC News: “To say we are thrilled about Steve joining our faculty would be an understatement.”

“This is an amazing opportunity for the students at USC Thornton,” he added. “Clearly, Steve cares deeply about the next generation of musicians and wants to be a part of their growth. His willingness to share his incredible experience with our students will undoubtedly transform their experience.”

According to USC News, Miller was involved in the creation of USC’s Popular Music Performance program from two years ago. He also invited students to record with him at the studio of Capitol Records.

Miller is best known for classic rock radio hits such as “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Fly Like an Eagle” and Abracadabra.” His most recent album, “Bingo!” came out in June.

Other artists-in-residence at USC include singer Patrice Rushen and songwriting legend Lamont Dozier.

 

Selected Readings: The New York Times, USC News
 

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