18 Nov

50 years later, 'Doc' Miltenberger still feels at home at WVU

Octavia | November 18th, 2011

James Miltenberger and his wife arrived in Morgantown in 1962, with the ink barely dry on his Ph.D. from the Eastman School of Music, figuring they would stay just a couple of years before moving on to the next gig.

Instead, “I found a place I grew to love very much,” he says now as he prepares in his 50th year of teaching at West Virginia University for a concert with the WVU Symphony Orchestra on Thursday (Nov. 17).

“It was a combination of location, a very vibrant dean in Richard Duncan and having met some of the faculty before the interview that brought me here,” he said. “I had offers at other places at the time, but this seemed like the best choice.”

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