Professor of Music: Composition, Electroacoustic Music and Theory
Scott Miller is an award-winning composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works frequently performed at venues and in exhibitions throughout North America and Europe.
Miller's music has been described as 'peaceful, intimate, and painstakingly crafted' (Christy Desmith, City Pages) and 'not for the faint-hearted listener; it is tough, unsparing, blessed free of self-indulgence and offering for our consolation only its scrupulous precision.' (Juliet Patterson, mnartists.org). He is most widely known for his interactive electroacoustic chamber music and his experimental multimedia performance pieces.
His music has been recorded by ensembles such as Zeitgeist, Trio Montecino, and Wizards! on the Innova, Eroica, and CRS labels. Miller is a Professor of Music at St. Cloud State University, Minnesota, where he teaches composition, electroacoustic music and music theory. He has lectured on electroacoustic music and composition in universities and secondary schools across the United States, Europe and Mexico. Miller holds degrees from The University of Minnesota, The University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill and the State University of New York at Oneonta, and has studied composition at the Czech-American Summer Music Institute and the Centre de Creation Musicale Iannis Xenakis.
PhD - University of Minnesota-Twin
MM - University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill
BA - S.U.N.Y.-Oneonta
Reviews, Recordings and Scores
"Zeitgeist: Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation" - MNartists, June, 2004
"Shape Shifting: Shades of Transformation." - Minnesota Public Radio, June, 2004
"Zetgeist: Shape Shifting" Compact Disc Listing - InNova Recordings
"Zeitgeist Concert Review" - MNartists.org, 2007
Engines of... (pdf 180k) Commissioned by the Maple Grove Senior High School Orchestra with financial support of the Maple Grove Music Boosters. Premiered on January 30, 2006 with Mr. Matthew Caron conducting.