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Jared Miller: Biography

Jared Miller
1988 -
Region: British Columbia

Jared Miller

Canadian-American composer Jared Miller’s music has been described as “playful” (New York Times), “hypnotic” (Sequenza 21), “phantasmagorical” (Lucid Culture) and “highly personal” (CBC Radio.) At age 26, he has worked with many ensembles both in North America and internationally including the Toronto Symphony Orchestra, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the Juilliard Orchestra, the Contemporary Youth Orchestra, Latitude 49 Ensemble and the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute.

His 2009 orchestral work 2010 Traffic Jam was commissioned by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and has since been performed over two-dozen times. Recently, Miller’s orchestral work, Contrasted Perspectives was selected from over 400 scores to be publicly work-shopped in June 2014 by the American Composers Orchestra in New York as a part of the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial. He has won numerous awards for composition that include a 2012 ASCAP Morton Gould Award, the 2011/12 Juilliard Orchestra Competition and the 2011 SOCAN Competition for Young Composers.

Upcoming events in the 2014/2015 and 2015/2016 seasons include premieres of commissioned works for the Attacca String Quartet, Latitude 49 Ensemble, The Victoria Symphony, Fifth House Ensemble, Tiresias and the Banff Center.

Raised in Vancouver, Canada, Miller completed his undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia in composition with Stephen Chatman and Dorothy Chang. He is currently a C.V. Starr Doctoral Fellow at the Juilliard School where he studies with John Corigliano and Samuel Adler. As of June 2014, he is also the Victoria Symphony’s composer-in-residence.