Published: Jan. 21, 2015


Robert Abraham Miles. Courtesy photo.

The College of Music will host a memorial for student Rob Miles at 7:30 p.m. Monday Feb. 2, in Grusin Music Hall. 

Miles, 22, died Dec. 8 in a skiing accident at Eldora Mountain Resort. He was a senior at CU-Boulder pursuing a double major in bassoon performance and environmental engineering. 

Robert Abraham Miles was inspired and mentored in music by John Nista at Ramblewood Middle School and Neil Jenkins at Taravella High School in Coral Springs, Florida, and most recently by Yoshi Ishikawa, professor of bassoon at the college. Miles won numerous honors and awards for his bassoon playing as a soloist and a member of various orchestras, bands, quintets, quartets and duets, and recently was re-elected to a second term as president of engineering fraternity Theta Tau. Read a complete obituary

The event will be live-streamed on Feb. 2. Click here for link

Miles' family and friends are establishing the Robert A. Miles Bassoon Scholarship in celebration of Rob’s life. Click here to donate. 

For information about the memorial, call 303-735-6352.

Watch a video of Miles and other CU-Boulder students performing