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Miles Shore, bassoonist/composer

Miles Shore,

bassoonist & composer

Miles Shore is a bassoonist and composer from Philadelphia, PA, attending the Mannes School of Music in New York City. She studies bassoon with William Short and Marc Goldberg. She has also studied the Alexander Technique with Ariel Weiss. 

During her summers, Miles has performed across the country with the National Youth Orchestra, and studied at Interlochen, Curtis Summerfest in the composition program, the Imani Winds Chamber Music Festival, Domaine Forget in Quebec Canada, and the Scotia Music Festival. These and other opportunities have given her the chance to perform on a variety of stages, including Carnegie Hall, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, the Kimmel Center in Philadelphia, Seiji Ozawa Hall, the Jay Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago, on the From the Top radio show, as part of the Grand Teton and Grant Park music festivals, and many more to come. She also played for a year as principal bassoon of the University of Pennsylvania Symphony.

Miles has a strong interest in music education, having spent a year teaching K-8 students daily at the Saint Francis de Sales School in West Philly through the El Sistema based program Play On Philly. She has also worked at the Carnegie Hall Family Day’s program, and this past summer, she took part in the Carnegie Hall Music Educator’s workshop, learning from education leaders such as Marin Alsop, Nicole Mitchell, and Twyla Tharp. As a composer, she has studied with Dr. David Ludwig, with performances including a Flute Sonata played by Mimi Stillman, and her upcoming New York premiere with the MATA Festival and Face The Music. 

Miles performing Astor Piazzola's Le Grande Tango