Miles McAllister graduated from the University of Redlands in 2011 with a Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance and is a few classes away from completing a Bachelor of Arts in Managerial Studies. He has studied with Dr. David Scott at the University as well as Barry Perkins and has received numerous musical and academic awards, including the School of Music Director’s Award, Performer’s Award, Theodore Presser Scholarship, and induction into the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society among many others. In March 2011, he was a featured soloist and played the Arutunian Trumpet Concerto with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra as a result of winning the school’s concerto competition. Miles also performed in the school's President’s Honor Recital in 2009 and 2010. In 2011, he was one of the grand prize winners in the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition and was a featured soloist at the Redlands Bowl.
In 2011, he was a winner of the Antelope Valley Symphony Concerto Competition and a Redlands Bowl Competition finalist in 2010. Miles was co-principal of the Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra during its 2006 – 2007 season. He actively freelances with orchestras, wind bands, big bands, and chamber ensembles, and does solo work throughout Riverside and San Bernardino counties. He was a member of the University of Redlands Faculty Brass Quintet and a frequent section player with the Redlands Symphony Orchestra, as well as having performed with the Riverside Philharmonic and San Bernardino Symphony. Miles also maintains a private studio of all ages and coaches middle school and high school trumpet sections. Miles is currently on contract with Carnival Cruise Lines as a trumpet player for production shows and guest performers and plans on continuing to freelance after he returns.