Melvin Miles is the Director of University Bands and an Instructor of Music at Morgan State University. Mr. Miles joined the Morgan State faculty in 1973. He is the conductor of the Morgan State University Symphonic Band and the MSU Jazz Ensemble. In addition, his responsibilities include directing the Morgan State University Marching Band "The Magnificent Marching Machine," the "Bear Band" (MSU's Pep Band), the MSU Jazz Quintet, and the Morgan State University Brass Ensemble. As an instructor in the Fine Arts Department, Mr. Miles teaches Applied Trumpet, Instrumental Music Methods, Brass Methods and coordinates the wind, percussion and string faculty.