Originally from Gainesville, FL, Micah Killion is a freelance performer, educator, and arts administrator living and working in New York City.
Micah holds a BM in Trumpet Performance from the Juilliard School, and an MA in Music Education from Teachers College at Columbia University. His primary teachers have been Joel Dunphy, Dr. Joyce Davis, Philip Smith, Mark Gould, and Laurie Frink.
As a performer Micah has performed, toured, or recorded with the New Jersey Symphony, Charleston Symphony, Colorado Symphony, Princeton Symphony, Riverside Orchestra, Spoleto Festival Orchestra, City Music Cleveland, the Juilliard Orchestra, The Talea Ensemble, The Knights Chamber Orchestra, The Boston Microtonal Society, Artemis Chamber Ensemble, Strathmere Ensemble, The American Sinfonietta, Metro Brass, The American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, Wholly Brass, Philharmonia Virtuosi, John Medeski, Shakira, Diana Ross, Guster, Maria Schneider, Miike Snow, The Awakening Orchestra, Daniel Bernard Roumain, Rob Mosher’s Storytime, Rob Mosher’s Polebridge, Butch Morris, Steve Swell’s Nations of We, Chris Demeglio, Stephanie Nilles, Tall Tall Trees, Mike Espar, and Pink Baby Monster.
As an educator Micah has held faculty positions at the Music Advancement Program at the Juilliard School, Kinhaven Music School, Mannes College Prep, Heart O’ Hills Music School, Greenwich House Music School, and the Third Street Music School, was a teaching artist for Midori and Friends, and has presented workshops at Columbia University, and University of Michigan, as well as over 50 New York City Publc Schools.
As an administrator, Micah has been the director of educational programming for the American Russian Young Artists Orchestra, was a Co-Founder of Up and At Them, was the logistics coordinator for the Festival of New Trumpet Music, and at the Third Street Music School, he was formerly the coordinator of the Winds and Brass community outreach and is now the Chair of the Winds and Brass Department.