Hello and welcome to the website of Canadian/American Composer and Pianist, Jared Miller! Come here for all of the latest info on upcoming events, news and to listen to some of Jared’s latest compositions!
New Chamber Recording- Standing Wave has released their latest album 20C Remix, which includes a recording of Miller’s piece, Guilty Pleasures! Listen to it now on Bandcamp!
Hermitage Artist Residency- Miller was recently selected to take part in the Hermitage Artist Retreat Residency Program in Manasota Key, FL! The residency will occur in two sessions in November of 2021 and February of 2022. For more information on the Hermitage Residency Program, click here.
SOCAN’s Jan V. Matejcek Award- SOCAN recently announced the winners of their annual awards and Miller was honoured with the Jan V. Matejcek Award for New Classical Composition! For the complete list of winners, click here.
Review: Shattered Night and the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra- The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and Sara Davis Buechner recently premiered Miller’s new work Shattered Night at their 2020 New Music Festival and received a glowing review in MusicWorks Magazine. Check it out here!
JUNO Nomination- Miller’s work Under Sea, Above Sky was nominated for a JUNO Award for Classical Composition of the Year! The work was commissioned and recorded by the National Youth Orchestra of Canada with support from the SOCAN Foundation. See a complete list of 2020 JUNO Nominees here!
Graham Sommer Competition Finalist- Miller has been named one of five finalists in the 2020 Graham Sommer Competition for Young Composers! As a finalist, he will be writing a new piano trio to be premiered at McGill University in September 2020. More information can be found here!
New Orchestral Recording- The National Youth Orchestra of Canada has released their latest album which includes a recording of Miller’s orchestral piece, Under Sea, Above Sky! Listen to it now on Spotify!
Words and Music Magazine- SOCAN’s Words and Music Magazine recently interviewed Miller about some of his recent highlights. Check out the article here!
SOCAN Award for Young Composers- Miller has won a Young Composers Award for his orchestral piece Ricochet – Reverb – Repeat from the SOCAN Foundation. The piece was commissioned by the SSHRC Foundation, premiered by the Victoria Symphony in the 2018/19 season and will receive its US Premiere by the Nashville Symphony in September 2019.
Reviews: Under Sea, Above Sky and the National Youth Orchestra of Canada- The National Youth Orchestra of Canada recently took Miller’s new work Under Sea, Above Sky on tour in Canada and Spain and received glowing reviews in Ludwig Van Montreal and Ludwig Van Toronto. Check them out here and here!
Preview: Luster and the Detroit Symphony Orchestra- Miller recently chatted with CBC Music’s Robert Rowat about his upcoming premiere with the Detroit Symphony Orchestra. Read all about it here!
Review: Palimpsest and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra- The Edmonton Journal recently reviewed Jared Miller’s Palimpsest as played by the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. Check it out here!
Concerto corto in the news!- Miller’s Concerto corto was recently mentioned in reviews/recaps by MusicWorks Magazine and the Vancouver Sun’s Classical Music Highlights of 2017.
Buzzer Beater video and lesson plans- The Toronto Symphony Orchestra recently released a YouTube video of Miller’s basketball-inspired Buzzer Beater as well as an education module with lesson plans for a variety of age levels. Check it out here!
CBC TV Interview Video- Recently, Miller “shot some hoops” with Marivel Taruc while chatting with her about his new work for the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, Buzzer Beater on her show, Our Toronto. Interview is available here.
Preview: Lament of the Wind, for spatialized orchestra- Miller recently sat down with a few different press organizations to talk about his new work for spatialized orchestra, Lament of the Wind. Check out his interviews with the Globe and Mail, Times Colonist, and CBC Radio. (skip to around 21:40 on the March 11 Podcast for the start of the interview)
Detroit Symphony Commission- The Detroit Symphony recently announced that for their 2017/18 season, they will be commissioning works by 6 emerging composers including Miller! For full details on the DSO’s season offerings including Miller’s May 2018 premiere, check out their season brochure! https://issuu.com/detroitsymphony/docs/2017-18_brochure_web_final
Toronto Symphony Sesquie Commission- The Toronto Symphony Orchestra recently announced that they will be commissioning Miller to write a short, Canada-inspired work for the 2017/18 season to celebrate the country’s Sesquicentennial. This project is co-supported by the Victoria Symphony and is part of a cross-Canada commissioning project for its 150th birthday. More info here! http://canadamosaic.tso.ca/partner/victoria-symphony/
Latitude 49 CD Release- Chicago-based new music super group Latitude 49 recently released their debut album featuring Miller’s Duality of Nostalgia, one of their first commissions. Check it out at https://latitude49.bandcamp.com/album/curious-minds
Preview- Palimpsest, for orchestra: Kevin Bazzana of the Times Colonist recently interviewed Miller in a preview for the Victoria Symphony’s final concert of the 2015/16 season. Check it out here: http://www.timescolonist.com/entertainment/music/big-names-new-work-for-victoria-symphony-s-season-ender-1.2247310
Review- Strangled by Growth, for string quartet: Deryk Barker of Music in Victoria recently wrote a review of Miller’s new string quartet, Strangled by Growth, which was premiered by the Emily Carr String Quartet in April 2016. Check it out here!: http://www.islandnet.com/miv/reviews/r2016-04-25-dgrb.html
Interview with the Vancouver Sun- Miller recently sat down with David Gordon Duke of the Vancouver Sun to chat about his position with the Victoria Symphony, compositional education and the differences between the Canadian and American music scenes. Check it out here!: http://www.vancouversun.com/entertainment/Young+composer+brings+fresh+ideas+Victoria+Symphony/11301768/story.html
CBC’s 30 under 30- Miller was recently listed as one of CBC’s 30 classical musicians under the age of 30! Check out the whole list here: http://music.cbc.ca/#!/genres/Classical/blogs/2015/8/30-hot-Canadian-classical-musicians-under-30-2015-edition
SOCAN Award for Young Composers- Miller has won a Young Composers Award for his solo piano piece “Retour aux sources- Grand-Pré” from the SOCAN Foundation. The piece was commissioned and premiered by Pierre-André Doucet in the 2013/14 season.
Review- Bloom, for mixed flute choir and solo cello: The Calgary Herald recently wrote a review of Miller’s newest composition, which was premiered at the Banff Center in July 2015. Check it out here!: http://calgaryherald.com/entertainment/music/memories-of-banff-ransom-wilson-colin-carr-perform-musics-secretive-inner-worlds
Miller named one of the emerging composers in residence at the Banff Center for Summer 2015!: As part of this residency, Jared will compose a new piece for chamber ensemble, which will be rehearsed and performed in July. He will also receive mentorship from world-renowned composers Frederic Rzewski and John Luther Adams.
Miller’s Contrasted Perspectives featured in the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial: Miller’s latest orchestral piece, Contrasted Perspectives has been selected out of over 400 scores to be workshopped by the American Composers Orchestra as part of the New York Phil’s 2014 Biennial. More information can be found here: http://www.americancomposers.org/uncategorized/2014/04/23/jared-miller/
Jared Miller is appointed composer-in-residence for the Victoria Symphony in British Columbia, Canada!: His tenure will begin in the 2014/2015 concert season during which he will write new works for the orchestra, teach in the Symphony’s educational initiatives and curate their annual new music festival. More information can be found here: http://victoriasymphony.ca/2014/04/14/victoria-symphony-announces-new-composer-in-residence/
2013/2014 Season is announced! Catch a concert with Jared Miller’s music as it comes to a city near you! Season highlights include world premieres by pianists David Aladashvili, Pierre-Andre Doucet and Corey Hamm and erhuist Nicole Le Gu as well as performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and pianist Ang Li. Please click on the “Schedule” page for more information!
Featured Composer in the Knigge Competition: Miller’s “Souvenirs d’Europe” is chosen as the required work in the Knigge National Piano Competition of Canada! As the required work, all eight of the finalists will have to play it in the final recital round of the competition in Vancouver on March 2, 2013 and there will be a cash award given to what the jury deems as the finest interpretation. For more information, please visit the competition website:
2012/2013 Season Highlights: Miller’s 2012/2013 Season is announced! Commissions include a chamber work for the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute in collaboration with choreographer Attila Bongar and a work for mixed chamber ensemble for Latitude 49: a hot new group based out of Ann Arbor, MI. Further performances include the North American Premiere of Miller’s String Quartet “Within the Walls,” Chinese-Canadian pianist Ang Li touring North America with Miller’s Souvenirs d’Europe and performances by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra and the Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra. For more information, please check out the Calendar page on this website!
ASCAP Morton Gould Award: Jared Miller wins a 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award for his piano piece “Souvenirs d’Europe!” The work was commissioned by Chinese-Canadian pianist Ang Li and was premiered at Carnegie Hall in December of 2011. Miller’s score was chosen out of nearly 700 entries in this American national competition.
Juilliard Orchestra Composition Competition: Jared Miller is one of four winners of the 2011/2012 Juilliard Orchestra Composition Competition! His new orchestral piece, “Cartoon Music” was selected along with three of his colleagues to be performed by the Juilliard Orchestra under Jeffrey Milarsky in February of 2012.
Review of “Souvenirs d’Europe” Premiere: Sequenza 21 New Music blog reviews the premiere performance of Miller’s “Souvenirs d’Europe” at Carnegie Hall. Check out the review!: http://www.sequenza21.com/2011/12/ang-li-presents-2-premieres-alongside-lots-of-liszt/
wwwonderful conversation with Cheryl McKay very talented pianist
Read of your new production in the Globe and Mail just now, March 11, 2017. I wish I could be there in Victoria to hear your “Lament of the Wind” but my life in New Brunswick keeps me here. Please let me know if you ever publish this or make it available to the public. I think that it sounds brilliant and can well imagine that it captures some of the dreadful angst of those people, and for those people. Jane Sheridan
Thank you, Jane! The orchestra played beautifully and I was heartened by their commitment to the music. I will certainly let you know if the recording becomes public, but for now, it is private. Thanks for writing! -Jared