Compositions

Orchestral Music

Many orchestral pieces are available with alternate instrumentation. Please contact Miller for more information!

Buzzer Beater, for orchestra (2017)
Commissioned by the Toronto Symphony Orchestra with support from the Victoria Symphony for the 150th anniversary of the Confederation of Canada

Duration: 2 minutes
Premiere: The Toronto Symphony Orchestra under Peter Oundjian and the Victoria Symphony under Christian Kluxen, in September 2017                                                             Orchestration: 2222/4231/timp + 2/str.

Surge and Swell, for orchestra (2017)
Commissioned by the Victoria Symphony as part of the Canada Council for the Arts Composer-in-Residence program

Duration: 7 minutes
Premiere: The Victoria Symphony under Tania Miller at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC, May 2017                                                                                                                                  Orchestration: *323*3/4331/timp + 3/piano/str. (12/10/8/8/6)

Lament of the Wind, for orchestra (2017)
Commissioned by the Victoria Symphony as part of the Canada Council for the Arts Composer-in-Residence program

Duration: 20 minutes
Premiere: The Victoria Symphony under Tania Miller at Alix Goolden Hall in Victoria, BC, March 2017                                                                                                                                  Orchestration: 2222/4231/timp + 2/piano/str. (6/5/4/4/2)

Palimpsest, for orchestra (2016)
Commissioned by the Victoria Symphony as part of the Canada Council for the Arts Composer-in-Residence program

Duration: 17 minutes
Premiere: The Victoria Symphony under Tania Miller at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC, May 2016                                                                                                                                   Orchestration: *322*3/4230/timp + 3/str.

Soundscape for a Century Past, for orchestra (2015)
Commissioned by the University of British Columbia in celebration of the school’s centenary

Duration: 7 minutes
Premiere: The UBC Symphony under Jonathan Girard at the Chan Center for the Arts in Vancouver, BC, October 2015
Orchestration: *2222/4231/timp + 2/hrp./pno./str

Echoes of Autumn, for string orchestra (2015)
Commissioned by the Victoria Symphony as part of the Canada Council for the Arts Composer-in-Residence program

Duration: 13 minutes
Premiere: Victoria Symphony under Stilian Kirov at the Royal Theatre in Victoria, BC, November 2015
Orchestration: String orchestra

Contrasted Perspectives: Two Surrealist Portraits for Orchestra (2013)

Duration: 12 minutes
Premiere: American Composers Orchestra under George Manahan in Dimenna Center, NYC, June 2014, as part of the New York Philharmonic’s 2014 Biennial
Orchestration: *3222/4231/timp+3/hp./str.

Fellini, for orchestra

(2nd movement of Contrasted Perspectives, which can be performed as a separate piece)

Duration: 7 minutes
Orchestration:*3222/4231/timp+3/hp./str.

Flickering Images (2011)
Winning Composition of Juilliard’s 2011/2012 Orchestra Composition Competition

Duration: 11 minutes
Premiere: Juilliard Orchestra under Jeffrey Milarsky in Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, NYC, Feb. 2012
Orchestration: *2222/4231/3perc+timp./hp./pno./str.

Alone at Sea for Orchestra (2011)

(2nd movement of Flickering Images, which can be performed as a separate piece)

Duration: 6 minutes
Orchestration: *2222/4231/3 perc+timp./hp./pno./str.

2010 Traffic Jam for Large Orchestra (2009)
Commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra in celebration of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games

Duration: 4 minutes
Premiere: Vancouver Symphony Orchestra under Evan Mitchell at the Orpheum Theatre in Vancouver, Dec. 2009
Orchestration: *3*3*3*3/4331/timp+2 hp./str. (smaller orchestration available)

Chamber Music

Strangled by Growth, for string quartet
Commissioned by the Emily Carr String Quartet with generous support from the BC Arts Council

Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: The Emily Carr String Quartet at Phillip T. Young Hall in Victoria, BC, April 2016
Instrumentation: String Quartet

Fuse, for mixed sextet and string quartet
Commissioned by the Attacca Quartet and Latitude 49 with generous support from the Canada Council for the Arts

Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: The Attacca Quartet and Latitude 49 at le poission rouge in New York, NY, March 2016
Instrumentation: Soprano saxophone (doubling alto), Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Percussion and String Quartet

Guilty Pleasures, for mixed chamber ensemble
Commissioned by Standing Wave Ensemble

Duration: 6 minutes
Premiere: Standing Wave Ensemble at Pyatt Hall in Vancouver, BC, October 2015
Instrumentation: Flute, clarinet, violin, cello, piano and percussion

Lenny, for flute and piano (2015)
Commissioned by the Tiresias for Vancouver’s 2015 Queer Arts Festival with generous support from the BC Arts Council

Duration: 10 minutes
Premiere: Tiresias at the Fox Cabaret in Vancouver, BC, October 2015
Instrumentation: Flute and piano

Bloom, for mixed flute ensemble, solo cello and optional percussion (2014)
Commissioned by the Banff Center

Duration: 8 minutes
Premiere: Students of the Banff Summer Festival in Banff, Alberta, July 2015
Instrumentation: 2 piccolos, 4 flutes, 2 alto flutes, solo cello and optional rainstick and mark tree parts

Hap-π-ness, for woodwind trio (2014)
Commissioned by Fifth House Ensemble with support from the Kenosha Community Foundation

Duration: 4 minutes
Premiere: Fifth House Ensemble at the Kenosha Public Museum in Kenosha, WI, September 2014
Instrumentation: Flute, Clarinet, Bassoon

Brushstrokes, for piano and ensemble (2014)
Composed for the 2014 Fresh Inc. Festival

Duration: 8 minutes
Premiere: Members of Fifth House Ensemble and students of the Fresh Inc. Festival, Kenosha, WI, June 2014

Captive (2013)
Composed for Corey Hamm and Nicole Li as part of the Piano-Erhu-Project

Duration: 7 minutes
Premiere: Corey Hamm and Nicole Li at the UBC School of Music in December 2013
Instrumentation: Erhu and Prepared Piano (version for Violin and Prepared Piano is also available)

The Duality of Nostalgia (2013)
Commissioned by Latitude 49 Chamber Ensemble with generous funding from the University of Michigan’s Rackham Graduate School

Duration: 12 minutes
Premiere: Latitude 49 at the University of Michigan in April 2013
Instrumentation: Soprano Saxophone (doubling on alto), Clarinet, Violin, Cello, Piano, Percussion (version with flute replacing saxophone is available)

Full Circle (2013)
Commissioned by The New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute; Choreographed by Attila Bongar

Duration: 12 minutes
Premiere: Daniel James (Fl.), Khari Joyner (Vc.), Brian Shank and Andrew Funcheon (perc.) and students of the School of American Ballet at the New York City Ballet Studios in New York, NY in March 2013
Instrumentation: Flute (doubling alto), Cello and 2 Percussion

Within the Walls for String Quartet (2012)

Duration: 12 minutes
Premiere: Students of the American Academy of Fontainebleau Summer Festival at the Chateau de Fontainebleau, Fontainebleau, France, August 2012
Instrumentation: String Quartet

Roi for Woodwind Quartet and 6 Dancers (2011)
Composed in collaboration with Ingrid Kapteyn and the Juilliard Dance and Music Departments

Duration: 8 minutes
Premiere: Students of the Juilliard School Music and Dance Departments at the Willson Theatre, NYC, in Dec. 2011
Instrumentation: Flute Oboe Clarinet Bassoon

Caprice for Violin and Piano (2011)
Commissioned by Francisco Garcia Fullana

Duration: 2 minutes
Instrumentation: Violin and Piano
Premiere: Francisco Garcia Fullana and Dan Kurland in Paul Hall, NYC, March 2011

 

Within the Walls, for string quartet (2010)
Composed in collaboration with Nathan Makolandra and the Juilliard School’s Dance and Music Departments

Duration: 7.5 minutes
Instrumentation: String Quartet
Premiere: Students of the Juilliard Dance and Music Departments in Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, NYC, Dec. 2010

Solo Piano Music

Triptych, for solo piano (2016)
Commissioned by The New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute; choreographed by Rex Wheeler

Duration: 15 minutes
Premiere: Robert Fleitz and students of the School of American Ballet at New York City Ballet Studios in New York, NY, March 2016

Retour aux sources: Grand-Pré (2013)
Commissioned by Pierre-André Doucet                                                                                             Third Prize in the 2015 SOCAN Young Composer Awards

Duration: 10 minutes
Premiere: Pierre-André Doucet in various cities throughout Canada, the USA, France and South Africa in the 2013/2014 Season. Please see Calendar Page for complete performance dates.

Cantus Firmus (2012)

Duration: 1.5 minutes
Premiere: David Aladashvili at The University of Southern Florida in Tampa, FL in September 2013

Souvenirs d’Europe (2011)
Commissioned by Ang Li
Winner of the 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composers Award

Duration: 7.5 minutes
Premiere: Ang Li at Weill Hall in Carnegie Hall, NYC, Dec. 2011

L’escalier de la feuille d’erable (2010)
Commissioned by Sara Davis Buechner

Duration: 2 minutes
Premiere: Jing Yang at Morse Hall, NYC, Mar. 2011

Instincts for Solo Piano (2009)
Commissioned by Sara Davis Buechner
Second Prize in the 2011 SOCAN Young Composers Awards

Duration: 9 minutes
Premiere: Sara Davis Buechner on a tour of BC, Jan 2010

 

Two Preludes for Solo Piano (2008)

Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: Devon Joiner at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall in Vancouver, BC, Mar. 2008

Ballade for Solo Piano (2007)

Duration: 7 minutes
Premiere: Jared Miller at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall in Vancouver, BC, Nov. 2007

Butterflies for Solo Piano (2006)

Duration: 4.5 minutes
Premiere: Jared Miller at the Roy Barnett Recital Hall in Vancouver, BC, Feb. 2007

Choral Music

In Flanders Fields (2016)
Commissioned by Harold Rosenbaum and the New York Virtuoso Singers

 

Duration: 5 minutes
Premiere: St. Ignatius of Antioch, New York, NY, May 2017

Shalom Rav (2011)

Duration: 8 minutes
Instrumentation: SATB Choir, Piano and Optional Cello Soloist

Electronic Music

In a state of flux (2013)

Duration: 11 minutes
Premiere: Paul Hall at the Juilliard School in New York, NY in December 2013

 

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