Bio

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, 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), return engagements with the Vancouver Symphony, London Symphonia, and cancelled concerts with
the Chicago Symphony. 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 and has gained a national reputation as a highly effective advocate and communicator for the arts. An avid writer about music and 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 and as guest conductor for Opera McGill in Montréal.

Ms. Miller received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Royal Roads University, and an Honorary Fellowship Diploma from Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music for her commitment to leadership in community and music education. 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.

Ms. Miller has a Doctorate and Masters degree in conducting from the University of Michigan (1995-2000). 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 from 2000-2004.

“Tania Miller’s conducting was fresh and inquisitive and kept the audience’s interest at every turn.But it was Miller’s pulsing, joy-filled rendition of Beethoven’s Fourth Symphony that stood out. Miller made about the best case for this piece I can recall, underscoring playful moments as well as tender ones. And the whirlwind final movement was breathtaking.”
– Channing Gray, Providence Journal

Throughout the work, [Tania Miller} kept the MSO pushing forward, breathing new life into Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony. She displayed wonderful control over the orchestra as if she carried a quiver of gestures that matched perfectly the mood of each musical section…watching Miller brought a new dimension to the performance”. Tchaikovsky’s Fifth was the highlight of the evening.” – Madison Capital Times