Miles McAllister graduated from the University of Redlands in 2011 with his Bachelor of Music degree in Trumpet Performance where he studied with Dr. David Scott. He is now a Southern California-based performer and educator and is currently 3rd trumpet of the Santa Barbara Symphony and Principal trumpet of the American Youth Symphony, a premier training ensemble based in Los Angeles. Miles earned his Master of Music in Trumpet Performance at California State University Fullerton in 2015.
Miles has performed with the New West Symphony, San Diego Symphony, California Philharmonic, Redlands Symphony Orchestra, Riverside Philharmonic, Golden State Pops Orchestra, San Bernardino Symphony, Dream Orchestra, Pacific Brass Ensemble and many other groups throughout Los Angeles, Orange County, and the Inland Empire. He is also a member of the new Diamond Celebration Band at the Disneyland Resort. From 2011-2013, he played lead trumpet for Carnival Cruise Lines in numerous showbands performing for their full-scale production shows and live sets. He has performed with Persian pop singer, Shahkar, at the Nokia Theater as well as with Mannheim Steamroller.
Miles received numerous musical and academic awards and had many opportunities while at the University of Redlands. He was a member of the University of Redlands Faculty Brass Quintet from 2008 – 2011. He was awarded the School of Music Director’s Award, Performer’s Award, Theodore Presser Scholarship, Freshman and Sophomore Honor Awards, and was inducted into the Pi Kappa Lambda music honor society among many others. In 2011, Miles performed 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 the previous two years. Also in 2011, he was one of the grand prize winners of the Redlands Bowl Young Artists Competition and a featured soloist at the Redlands Bowl, having been a finalist the previous year.