Miles Shore is a bassoonist based in Philadelphia, PA. She is taking a gap year before applying to top music conservatories, and studying bassoon with William Short, Principal bassoon of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra and professor at Juilliard. She also takes composition lessons with Rene Orth, Composer in Residence at Opera Philadelphia. Miles performs as principal bassoon of the University of Pennsylvania Symphony Orchestra, and is starting an internship with Play on Philly, a music education program for underprivileged students. She works with students at the St. Francis de Sales school. Miles recently won the Good Citizenship award, a program of the Union League. She has also studied chamber music with Mimi Stillman at the Settlement Music School, and previously studied bassoon with Shirley Curtiss.
During her summers, Miles has played with the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, and attended the Scotia Festival of Music, Domaine Forget, the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, and the Luzerne Music Camp. At these festivals she had the opportunity to take lessons and perform in masterclasses with Daniel Matuskawa, Kim Laskowski, Monica Ellis, Whitney Crockett, and Mark Gigliotti, and be conducted by David Robertson, Johannes Debus, and Charles Peltz.
Recently, Miles has performed in unique environments such as a theater piece during the Fringe Arts Festival, and in the pit orchestra at the Swarthmore Player’s Club, doubling on flute. She has also had performances at Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Hall, The Kimmel Center, Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Union League, and others.
As an LGBT activist, Miles has volunteered with organizations such as the Mazzoni Center and William Way, and is on the Host Committee for the Creating Change Conference, held in January.