He is a violinist, violist, artistic, music director,
arranger, composer, teacher and specialist in Eastern European folk music
born in Los Angeles, California.
He studied ethnomusicology and composition at UCLA and
later would follow that with a Fulbright grant into the research of
Romanian music in 1976.
In 1970 he became a member of the Aman Folk Ensemble
and in his thirteen years with them held the positions of musician,
artistic director and music director.
His adeptness in musical genres that range from
klezmer to flamenco to jazz have ensured his demand as a musician and he
and his Miamon Miller Music has been called upon to appear on the soundtracks
of movies, or in the movies themselves as a musician in films such as Heartbreakers,
The Match, Seven Swans and View From the Bridge: Stories from Kosovo.
He has also worked on music for television and
appeared in acclaimed venues such as the Hollywood Bowl, the Getty Museum
and the Greek Theater.
Artists he has worked with in concert and/or in the
recording studio include Valeriu Apan, Ruth
Barrett, Mick Moloney, Cynthia Smith and Joemy Wilson who he has recorded
several albums with.
Recordings you can find him on include Beatles on
Hammered Dulcimer, Carolan’s Cottage, Celtic Treasures and
Dulcimer Lullabies by Joemy Wilson, Dulcimer Harvest by Ruth
Barrett & Cynthia Smith, the cast recording of Say Oy Vey and
the compilations Celtic Forest, Celtic Romance: Irish Fiddle, To
Life! Songs of Chanukah & Other Jewish Celebrations.
In the field of musical education he held summer
Romanian folk violin workshops for over 15 years at the East European
Folklife Center and continues to hold them at other venues around the
He currently resides in Vermont.
Joemy Wilson recordings
Angels We Have Heard On High (Traditional
French/James Chadwick/Edward Barnes)
Dargason Music DMCD 103 (CD: Gifts: Traditional
Hammer Dulcimer - Joemy Wilson