Willis Glen "Chip" Miller, III

Teacher - Leader - Software Developer - Artist

wgmilleriii@gmail.com | 929-264-7228
Thirteen years experience in corporate environments as a data engineer. Eleven years in educational institutions as instructor in technology and the arts. Twenty-six years classical pianist and technician. International team leader, exquisite public speaker and presenter.

Experience


Century Data Systems
Richmond, VA
Data Engineer
August 2021 - Present
Data integrations in the supply chain management arena.
Interlochen Center for the Arts
Interlochen, MI
Faculty, Resident Piano Technician
May 2018 - August 2021
Designed and taught courses in Piano Technology and Digital Artistry, developed traditional skills enhanced by 21st Century techniques, including woordworking, 3D printing, and open-source web development languages in a cloud-based collaborative environment. Taught online and in-person courses in music theory, piano technology, musicianship, and class piano. Primary caretaker of Interlochen's $8.2M keyboard inventory (180 pianos in the Arts Academy, 240 in the Summer Festival), and team leader of a staff of seven professional technicians. Point of contact for donors gifting instruments, contractors, instruments sales reps, parents of students, and internal customer base of 300 musicians. Accompanist for a select group of students; supplemental orchestra teacher; guest lecturer in physics and piano literature courses.
Independent Technical Consultant
System Designer, Developer
2008 - 2018
Complete data systems design from hardware selection to network securities, database installations and upgrades, AWS, ETL, TSQL query writing, data analysis and cleanup, data presentation, schema design, and automation. Customer's industries included food distribution, health insurance auditing, school matriculation analysis, and financial portfolio performance analysis.
Nuernberger Piano Company
New York, NY
Piano Technician
August 2015 - May 2018
Primary piano technician in a partnership with piano rebuilder Timothy Nuernberger. Maintained a 600-customer base including MOMA, the Manhattan School of Music, hotels, restaurants, and homes. Designed an online booking site to support the nuances of a on-call serviceman in Manhattan; managed sales and billing routines for customer base.
Civitas Learning
Austin, TX
Senior Data Engineer
November 2016 - May 2017
Wrote integrations between university enrollment systems (ie, Blackboard, Canvas) and Civitas' platform. Developed internal tools for the inspection of AWS Redshift schemas and automation (removal) of cumbersome development patterns, reducing internal development needs by 300%.
Wayland Academy
Beaver Dam, WI
Faculty
August 2014 - August 2015
Resident faculty at a private boarding high school. Instructor of traditional and computer music; accompanist for choral groups; organist for school assemblies. Dorm parent to 57 students; instructor in after-school alternate athletics program. Concert pianist to the community, including lecture-recitals on Beethoven and supportive accompanist to individual students.
NextGen Healthcare
Austin, TX
Database Administrator
February 2013 - August 2014
Managed 120 SQL Server installations in 93 medical environments. Developed internal database documentation system, reclaiming hundreds of hours in deployment processes. Developed full migration routines from PostgreSQL to SQL Server and oversaw critical data transfers for 25 hospitals. All database maintenance including backup, compression, schema maintenance, tuning and optimization for 80 hospitals. Coached customers in designs of optimal technical structure; advised hospital technical directors; trained junior developers.
MyEdu
Austin, TX
Data Architect
May 2011 - November 2012
Engineered data delivery systems for the world's largest collection of university grades, schedules, and professor reviews. Flawlessly deployed hundreds of schema changes to a site with over one million users. Optimized data delivery methods with performance increases of 2500%. Received Community Builder's award in recognition of monthly music group performances.
Austin Waldorf School
Austin, TX
Faculty / IT Director
August 2008 - March 2011
Developed a four-year, holistic computer science curriculum; topics covered included Turing machines, binary logic, circuit boarding, robotics, multimedia applications, web design, and database design. Delivered over 800 lectures and lab exercises. Deeply involved in the school's daily artistic program, including teaching music history; accompanying in the dance and choral programs; substitute conducting orchestra; and giving lecture-recitals multiple times a year in the school and larger community. Designed tools and processes for administrative data collection; oversaw development of the school's website; provided daily technical support to faculty and staff; implemented the school helpdesk system.
Triact
Austin, TX
Senior Consultant
June 2006 - August 2008
Developed multi-tier solutions in warehouse management, e-Commerce, and education systems. Developed technical specification documents supporting business workflow evaluations and redesigns. Represented the company as a travelling consultant to key customers. Completed marketing and sales initiatives; provided customer training and support. Oversaw work of junior developers.
Amplifier
Austin, TX
Development Director
June 2005 - May 2006
Senior developer and development manager for warehouse management systems, customer service applications, and eCommerce integrations. Rescued a failing implementation of the mission-critical warehouse management system by engineering systems integrations to customer service applications.
BMC Software
Houston, TX
eCommerce Technical Lead
November 2003 - June 2005
Director of initiatives for the company’s education and commerce websites, payment processing, and data integrations. Database integrations specialist (Oracle, SQL Server). Key technical stakeholder in two websites producting $60M in revenue. Led an overseas team in Pune, India.
Kforce Technical Staffing
Houston, TX
Consultant
June 2003 - November 2003
Data integrations specialist. Engineered syncing routines between Oracle and SQL Server to maintain consistency in product and customer data. Established customer relations; built, documented, and provided training in new systems. Designed recovery systems for self-perpetuating maintenance post deployment.
3D/International
Houston, TX
Programmer
December 2002 - June 2003
Designed and delivered reporting systems to the California Community College System, City of Phoenix, and the Defense Commissary Agency.
PCCA
Houston, TX
Web Development Team Lead
May 2001 - December 2002
Lead developer and development manager of internal-customer store, intranet tools, and data integrations. Technology evangelist and presenter at international symposiums.
iGent / Bayshore
Houston, TX
Developer
August 2000 - May 2001
Lead developer and development manager of internal-customer store, intranet tools, and data Desktop and web applications developer for a professional services group. Rose to lead developer for customer base including Dell, Schlumberger, State Street, Fleet Boston, and Cargill.

Education

University of Houston
Houston, TX
Doctor of Musical Arts
1997 - 2001
Major: Piano Performance; Minor: Orchestral Conducting. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA, receiving the Outstanding Graduate Award. Taught courses in music theory, sight-singing, class piano, private piano, and music appreciation; class sizes ranged from 16-120 students. Recruited and conducted 30 students to form a concerto-based chamber orchestra. Served as staff accompanist for voice and instrumental students, and as orchestral pianist. Developed a web-based scheduling system to facilitate the accompanying needs and fluid schedules of the 450-member community.
Eastman School of Music
Rochester, NY
Master of Music
1996 - 1997
Major: Piano Performance; Minor: Choral Conducting. Taught courses in class piano and private piano.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Music
1992 - 1996
Major: Piano Performance; Minor: Orchestral Conducting. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Winner of the Music Teacher National Association Wurlitzer Division: Southern Division (1993, 1995), Virginia (1994). Finalist, Stravinsky International Piano Competition (1993). Taught private piano lessons through the Community School for the Performing Arts.
Trinity Episcopal School
Richmond, VA
High School Diploma
1990 - 1992
Dean's List; Golden Key National Honor Society. Organist for school assemblies; active performer in the arts program.

Willis Glen "Chip" Miller, III

Teacher - Artist - Leader - Software Developer

Personal Info
Email
Phone
929-264-7228
Skills
Teacher
Curriculum Designer
Software Development
Business Development
Concert Pianist
Conductor, Composer
       
wgmilleriii@gmail.com | 929-264-7228

Skills
Teacher
Curriculum Designer
Software Development
Business Development
Concert Pianist
Conductor, Composer
Summary
Thirteen years experience in corporate environments as a data engineer. Eleven years in educational institutions as instructor in technology and the arts. Twenty-six years classical pianist and technician. International team leader, exquisite public speaker and presenter.


Experience
Key:
Technology
Education
Arts
Community/ Leadership


Century Data Systems Richmond, VA
Data Engineer
August 2021 - Present
Data integrations in the supply chain management arena.
Interlochen Center for the Arts Interlochen, MI
Faculty and Resident Piano Technician
May 2018 - August 2021
Designed and taught courses in Piano Technology and Digital Artistry, developing traditional skills enhanced by 21st Century techniques. Courses included woodworking, 3D printing, and open-source web development languages in a cloud-based collaborative environment.
Taught online and in-person courses in music theory, piano technology, musicianship, and class piano.
Primary caretaker of Interlochen's $8.2M keyboard inventory (180 pianos in the Arts Academy, 240 in the Summer Festival), and team leader of a staff of seven professional technicians. Point of contact for donors gifting instruments, contractors, instruments sales reps, parents of students, and internal customer base of 300 musicians.
Accompanist for a select group of students; supplemental orchestra teacher; guest lecturer in physics and piano literature courses.
Independent Technical Consultant
Architect, Developer
2008 - 2018

Complete data systems design from hardware selection to network securities, database installations and upgrades, AWS, ETL, TSQL query writing, data analysis and cleanup, data presentation, schema design, and automation. Customer's industries included food distribution, health insurance auditing, school matriculation analysis, and financial portfolio performance analysis.
Nuernberger Piano Company New York, NY
Piano Technician
August 2015 - May 2018

Primary piano technician in a partnership with piano rebuilder Timothy Nuernberger. Maintained a 600-customer base including MOMA, the Manhattan School of Music, hotels, restaurants, and homes.

Designed an online booking site to support the nuances of a on-call serviceman in Manhattan; managed sales and billing routines for customer base.
Civitas Learning Austin, TX
Senior Data Engineer
November 2016 - May 2017
Wrote integrations between university enrollment systems (ie, Blackboard, Canvas) and Civitas' platform. Developed internal tools for the inspection of AWS Redshift schemas and automation (removal) of cumbersome development patterns, reducing internal development needs by 300%.
Wayland Academy Beaver Dam, WI
Faculty
August 2014 - August 2015

Resident faculty at a private boarding high school. Instructor of traditional and computer music; accompanist for choral groups; organist for school assemblies. Dorm parent to 57 students; instructor in after-school alternate athletics program.


Concert pianist to the community, giving lecture-recitals on Beethoven and supporting individual students as accompanist.
NextGen Healthcare Austin, TX
Database Administrator
February 2013 - August 2014

Managed 120 SQL Server installations in 93 medical environments. Developed internal database documentation system, reclaiming hundreds of hours in deployment processes. Developed full migration routines from PostgreSQL to SQL Server and oversaw critical data transfers for 25 hospitals. All database maintenance including backup, compression, schema maintenance, tuning and optimization for 80 hospitals. Coached customers in designs of optimal technical structure; advised hospital technical directors; trained junior developers.
MyEdu Austin, TX
Data Architect
May 2011 - November 2012

Engineered data delivery systems for the world's largest collection of university grades, schedules, and professor reviews. Flawlessly deployed hundreds of schema changes to a site with over one million users. Optimized data delivery methods with performance increases of 2500%. Received Community Builder's award in recognition of monthly music group performances.
Austin Waldorf School Austin, TX
Faculty / IT Director
2008 - 2011



Developed a four-year, holistic computer science curriculum; topics covered included Turing machines, binary logic, circuit boarding, robotics, multimedia applications, web design, and database design. Delivered over 800 lectures and lab exercises. Deeply involved in the school's daily artistic program, including teaching music history; accompanying in the dance and choral programs; substitute conducting orchestra; and giving lecture-recitals multiple times a year in the school and larger community. Designed tools and processes for administrative data collection; oversaw development of the school's website; provided daily technical support to faculty and staff; implemented the school helpdesk system.
Triact Austin, TX
Senior Consultant
June 2006 - August 2008

Developed multi-tier solutions in warehouse management, e-Commerce, and education systems. Developed technical specification documents supporting business workflow evaluations and redesigns. Represented the company as a travelling consultant to key customers. Completed marketing and sales initiatives; provided customer training and support. Oversaw work of junior developers.
Amplifier Austin, TX
Development Director
June 2005 - May 2006

Senior developer and development manager for warehouse management systems, customer service applications, and eCommerce integrations. Rescued a failing implementation of the mission-critical warehouse management system by engineering systems integrations to customer service applications.
BMC Software Houston, TX
eCommerce Technical Lead
November 2003 - June 2005

Director of initiatives for the company’s education and commerce websites, payment processing, and data integrations. Database integrations specialist (Oracle, SQL Server). Key technical stakeholder in two websites producting $60M in revenue. Led an overseas team in Pune, India.
Kforce Technical Staffing Houston, TX
Consultant
June 2003 - November 2003

Data integrations specialist. Engineered syncing routines between Oracle and SQL Server to maintain consistency in product and customer data. Established customer relations; built, documented, and provided training in new systems. Designed recovery systems for self-perpetuating maintenance post deployment.
3D/International Houston, TX
Programmer
December 2002 - June 2003

Designed and delivered reporting systems to the California Community College System, City of Phoenix, and the Defense Commissary Agency.
Professional Compounding Centers of America Houston, TX
Web Development Team Lead
May 2001 - December 2002

Lead developer and development manager of internal-customer store, intranet tools, and data integrations. Technology evangelist and presenter at international symposiums.
iGent / Bayshore Houston, TX
Developer
August 2000 - May 2001

Desktop and web applications developer for a professional services group. Rose to lead developer for customer base including Dell, Schlumberger, State Street, Fleet Boston, and Cargill.
Education
University of Houston Houston, TX
Doctor of Musical Arts
1997 - 2001
Major: Piano Performance; Minor: Orchestral Conducting. Graduated with a 4.0 GPA, receiving the Outstanding Graduate Award. Taught courses in music theory, sight-singing, class piano, private piano, and music appreciation. Recruited and conducted 30 students to form a concerto-based chamber orchestra. Served as staff accompanist for voice and instrumental students, and as orchestral pianist. Developed a web-based scheduling system to facilitate the accompanying needs and fluid schedules of the 450-member community.


Eastman School of Music Rochester, NY
Master of Music
1996-1997
Major: Piano Performance; Minor: Choral Conducting. Taught courses in class piano and private piano.


Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA
Bachelor of Music
1992-1996
Major: Piano Performance; Minor: Orchestral Conducting. Graduated Summa Cum Laude. Winner of the Music Teacher National Association Wurlitzer Division: Southern Division (1993, 1995), Virginia (1994). Finalist, Stravinsky International Piano Competition (1993). Taught private piano lessons through the Community School for the Performing Arts.


Trinity Episcopal School Richmond, VA
High School Diploma
1990-1992
Dean's List; Golden Key National Honor Society. Organist for school assemblies; active performer in the arts program.