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 "a calm intensity . . . expressive, colourful and full of life . . . her experience and charisma are audible". Others call her performances "technically immaculate, vivid and stirring".
Miller’s 20-21 season features debuts with the KBS Symphony Orchestra in Seoul, L’Orchestre Symphonique de Quebec, Calgary Opera (production rescheduled for next season) and a return to the Chicago Symphony, Vancouver Symphony, London Symphonia, and future concerts with the Vermont Symphony and Elgin Symphony among others. 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, Toronto Symphony, Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony, Oregon Symphony, Ottawa’s National Arts Centre Orchestra, Orchestra Métropolitain de Montreal, Vancouver Symphony, Naples Philharmonic, Hartford Symphony, Madison Symphony, Calgary Philharmonic, Winnipeg Symphony, Rhode Island Philharmonic, New West Symphony, Louisiana Philharmonic and numerous others.
Maestra Miller was Music Director of Canada’s Victoria Symphony for 14 years, and gained national acclaim for her commitment to the orchestra and community during that time. She has distinguished herself as a visionary leader and innovator with a deep commitment to contemporary repertoire and composers. She has gained a national reputation as a highly effective advocate and communicator for the arts. Her writing has been featured in the American Symphony Orchestra League’s Symphony Magazine, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and Better Humans.
Maestra Miller will conduct Calgary Opera next season, and has previously conducted numerous productions as Artistic Director of Michigan Opera Works in Ann Arbor, Michigan and as guest conductor for Opera McGill in Montréal.
Ms. Miller was recipient of the 2017 Friends of Canadian Music award from the Canadian League of Composers and Canadian Music Centre for her acclaimed commitment to contemporary music in Canada. She was recognized for her commitment to community leadership with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Royal Roads University, and with an Honorary Fellowship Diploma from Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music.
Ms. Miller has a Doctorate in orchestral conducting from the University of Michigan where she studied with Kenneth Kiesler, and a Masters in conducting from the University of Michigan where she studied with H. Robert Reynolds. She worked as assistant conductor to Bruno Weil at the Carmel Bach Festival for four seasons, and as Assistant and Associate conductor of the Vancouver Symphony with Bramwell Tovey as Music Director from 2000-2004.