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Miller to teach in Estonia

Friday, May 16, 2014

Professor Scott Miller will teach as a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia next school year

Professor Scott Miller, award-winning composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works, will teach as a Fulbright Scholar in Estonia next school year.

Thanks to a J. William Fulbright Scholarship, Scott L. Miller, professor of music, will lecture next school year at the Academy of Music and Theatre in Tallinn, Estonia.

Miller will discuss approaches to electroacoustic composition, with an emphasis on real-time electronics and improvisation.

Miller is one of about 1,100 U.S. Fulbright Scholars who will travel abroad during the 2014-15 academic year. He is an award-winning composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works performed at venues and in exhibitions throughout North America and Europe.

Miller's new work for piano and electronics, "Every Problem is a Nail," will be premiered by pianist Keith Kirchoff June 7 at the New York City Electronic Music Festival. Miller's "Contents May Differ," will be performed by bass clarinetist Pat O'Keefe June 4 at the same festival. O'Keefe commissioned the piece. His recording of "Contents May Differ" will be released on Innova Recordings later this year.

Founded in 1919, the Estonian Academy of Music and Theatre is an educational, cultural and scientific research establishment that awards bachelor's master's and doctoral degrees.

The Fulbright Program is administered by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, a division of the Institute of International Education. Managed to increase understanding between Americans and the people of other nations, it is the U.S. government's flagship international educational exchange program.

The program is funded through an annual congressional appropriation to the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Participating governments and host institutions, corporations and foundations also provide support.

Fifty-three Fulbright alumni from 12 nations have earned the Nobel Prize and 78 alumni have received the Pulitzer Prize.

The program operates in more than 155 nations.

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