Kenny Miller is the Coordinator of Voice Studies and Director of Choral Activities at Phoenix College. With the four choirs there, he has prepared and conducted Mozart’s Vesperae solennes de confessore, Vaughan William’s In Windsor Forest, Rutter’s Requiem, Thompson’s Frostiana, and many others including the Arizona premier of Gene Koshinski’s Concerto for Marimba and Choir with Percussion. He is a member and an assistant conductor of the Grammy Award-winning Phoenix Chorale (www.phoenixchorale.org), under the direction of Charles Bruffy, with whom he recorded the highly acclaimed album Northern Lights, released on the Chandos label in 2012. He is the Executive Director of HELIOS: a modern renaissance, a Phoenix-based early music ensemble (www.heliosphx.org).
As a singer, Dr. Miller has promoted new works and has premiered compositions by Jody Rockmaker, Gunther Schuller, Evan C. Paul, and Phoenix College's own Kendra D'Ercole. He has been a resident musician performing newly composed scores for the College Music Society and is an active recitalist specializing in British and American art song. He is the co-founder of ArtSong Rising, which aims to continue the tradition of art song throughout the west coast region of the US.
Dr. Miller began his vocal studies at the University of Wisconsin - Madison under the guidance of Lois Fisher-Svitavski. He graduated summa cum laude with his Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance from Arizona State University where he also earned a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Pedagogy and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance as a student of David Britton. Additionally, his performance studies have led him to work with Ian Partridge of London's Royal Academy of Music and Stephen Banfield of Bristol University, England. His conducting and performance practice studies have included Robert Fountain, Siegbert Rampe and Stanley Ritchie. He serves on the Arizona Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association as the Two-Year College Repertoire and Standards chair. He is a also a member of Southwest Liederkrantz, National Collegiate Choral Organization, Chorus America, American Choral Directors Association, National Association of Teachers of Singing, College Music Society, and the Recording Academy.
Wendesday, February 3 at 7:30 PM - Peoria Center for the Performing Arts - Tickets
Saturday, February 6 at 7 PM - Cicero Preparatory Academy
Sunday, February 7 at 3 PM - Central United Methodist Church - Tickets