Originally from Simi Valley, California, Miles Mateus is a freelance bassoonist and educator in Southern California. He currently holds the position of 3rd Bassoon/Contrabassoon with the American Youth Symphony. Miles has a wide range of musical expertise, having a background in orchestral, chamber, contemporary, early music, jazz, and the marching arts. He frequently performs with groups such as, Los Angeles based contemporary ensemble, Synchromy and has performed in venues such as Royce Hall and Walt Disney Concert Hall. Miles also marched euphonium with the 2017 Oregon Crusaders.

Besides performing, Miles is also skillful as an audio engineer. He has learned from industry professionals that teach at UCLA, and is certified as a recording engineer at UCLA's Melnitz Hall. His experience in this field also includes working as an AV technician and editor at the Herb Alpert School of Music, where he maintained the UCLA Music Library recording studio and audio equipment. 

Miles will be attending the Glenn Gould School at the Royal Conservatory in Fall 2021, to pursue an Artist Diploma and recently received his bachelors degree from the University of California, Los Angeles. At UCLA, Miles was a recipient of the Herb Alpert School of Music Scholarship and Max H. Gluck Fellowship, where he performed in community outreach events as part of the program's woodwind quintet. 

Miles currently studies bassoon with Glenn Einschlag and has studied with John Stienmetz, Carolyn Beck, and Eric Johnson-Tamai.