James Miltenberger was educated at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and at the Eastman School of Music. He has taught at West Virginia University for fifty years and has been named an Outstanding Teacher by the University on several occasions. He has performed extensively in the United States, Europe, and Asia, as a solo pianist, collaborative pianist, and with the Miltenberger Jazz Quartet. The concerts in 2013 represent his fifth tour of Asia. Prof. Miltenberger was the major teacher for a number of past and present UCSI music staff, including Dr. Lim Pei Sien, Mr. Tay Cher Siang and Mr. Toro Cheng Pin Xuan.