The university’s Thornton School of Music said that Miller will be an artist-in-residence working with undergraduates in its popular music programs. The guitarist will be involved in workshops as well as seminars, such as record production and tour planning.
“This is an amazing opportunity for the students at USC Thornton,” he added. “Clearly, Steve cares deeply about the next generation of musicians and wants to be a part of their growth. His willingness to share his incredible experience with our students will undoubtedly transform their experience.”
According to USC News, Miller was involved in the creation of USC’s Popular Music Performance program from two years ago. He also invited students to record with him at the studio of Capitol Records.
Miller is best known for classic rock radio hits such as “The Joker,” “Take the Money and Run,” “Fly Like an Eagle” and Abracadabra.” His most recent album, “Bingo!” came out in June.
Other artists-in-residence at USC include singer Patrice Rushen and songwriting legend Lamont Dozier.