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Guest Conductor Biography: Tania Miller

By July 25, 2023July 27th, 2023No Comments
Tania Miller with baton

Tania Miller will be leading the Springfield Symphony Orchestra at our Magic & Glory concert on May 18, 2024. Tickets are available online or through our box office.

Canadian Conductor Tania Miller has distinguished herself as a dynamic interpreter, musician and innovator. On the podium, Maestra Miller projects authority, dynamism and sheer love of the experience of making music. As one critic put it, she delivers calm intensity . . . expressive, colorful and full of life . . . her experience and charisma are audible.” Others call her performances “technically immaculate, vivid and stirring”.


Interim Principal Conductor of the Rhode Island Philharmonic through the 2022/2023 season, this season featured debuts with the Warsaw Philharmonic, I Musici de Montreal, the New Haven Symphony and Springfield Symphony.  She has conducted the Virtuoso Chamber Orchestra at the World Orchestra Festival in Daegu, South Korea with concerts in Daegu, Hwaseong, and Seoul and the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul.  Maestra Miller has appeared as a guest conductor in Canada, the United States and Europe with such orchestras as the Bern Symphony Orchestra, NFM Wroclåw Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Toronto Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestra Métropolitain de Montreal, Vancouver Symphony, Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Naples (FL) Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Madison Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and numerous others.


Maestra Miller was Music Director of Canada’s Victoria Symphony for 14 years, and was named Music Director Emerita for her commitment to the orchestra and community.  She has distinguished herself as a visionary leader and innovator with a deep commitment to contemporary repertoire and composers and has gained a national reputation as a highly effective advocate and communicator for the arts.


Maestra Miller conducted Calgary Opera’s Lehar’s Merry Widow and conducted numerous opera productions as Artistic Director of Michigan Opera Works and guest conductor of Opera McGill in Montreal.  She conducts Magic Flute at Vancouver Opera next season.  She was Assistant Conductor of the Carmel Bach Festival for four seasons, and Assistant and Associate Conductor of the Vancouver Symphony from 2000-2004.  She was Assistant Conductor of the Banff Summer Festival of the Arts opera production of Michael Daugherty’s Jackie O.


Ms. Miller received her Doctorate and Master’s degree in Conducting from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.  Ms. Miller was given an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Royal Roads University for her commitment to community leadership, and received an Honorary Fellowship Diploma from Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music.  She was recipient of the 2017 Friends of Canadian Music award from the Canadian League of Composers for her dedication to the performance of contemporary music.