About Joe

Joseph Miller

Joseph Miller is a freelance writer who penned many classical music and theater reviews for The Santa Barbara Independent from 2012 – 2016. Articles can be found here.

Joseph hosted The Classical Now from 2012 – 2015, a two-hour weekly broadcast of classical music and related interviews on KCSB 91.9 FM Santa Barbara.

In 2006 he was awarded a Santa Barbara Independent Theater Award for creating “Walt Whitman, Radical Patriot,” a staged recitation for four actors and multimedia, which played at Victoria Hall Theater in October 2005. 

From 1996—2005 Joseph sang with Canticle A Cappella Choir, under the direction of Phyllis E. Zimmerman. He also served on the board of directors and wrote CD liner notes.

For more than 35 years Joseph has worked in the window covering industry, and currently co-owns Santa Barbara Screen and Shade with his wife, Kim.

Joseph has been a member of the Institute of World Culture since the mid-1980s, where he has spoken on Walt Whitman, P.L. Travers, Henry David Thoreau, dialogues of Plato, the history of aeronautics, the poetry of work, the unaccompanied Cello Suites of J.S. Bach, and other topics.

Joseph grew up in the San Fernando Valley. He studied music at UC Santa Barbara and philosophy at UC Santa Cruz. In recent years he has taken up classical guitar, studying with Michael Witt