2020 CLASSICAL COMPOSITION OF THE YEAR | Jared Miller | | The JUNO Awards
JUNO WEEK 2020
Sunday, March 15, 2020
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

Described as a “rising star” by MusicWorks magazine, Canadian-American composer Jared Miller’s eclectic music is “playful” (New York Times), “hypnotic” (Sequenza 21), “phantasmagorical” (Lucid Culture) and “highly personal” (CBC Radio.) He has worked in collaboration with many ensembles both in North America and internationally including the American Composers Orchestra, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, the Victoria Symphony, the Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Toronto, and Edmonton, the Juilliard Orchestra, Cleveland’s Contemporary Youth Orchestra, the Sneak Peek Orchestra, The Attacca Quartet, Latitude 49 Ensemble, the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute, the Emily Carr String Quartet, Standing Wave Ensemble and a long list of soloists that include pianists Sara Davis Buechner, Jani Parsons, Robert Fleitz and Imri Talgam, and violinist Francisco Fullana. His music has been featured and recognized in the New York Philharmonic’s Biennial (2014), the ISCM World Music Days (2017 & 2019), Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival (2010, 2015 & 2019) and the Vancouver and Victoria Symphony’s New Music Festivals (2015-2019.)

Born in Los Angeles in 1988, Miller holds Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees from the Juilliard School where he studied with Samuel Adler and John Corigliano. He has also studied composition with Stephen Chatman and Dorothy Chang and piano with Sara Davis Buechner and Corey Hamm at the University of British Columbia. In 2014 at age 25, Miller was named the Victoria Symphony’s composer-in-residence – a position that he held until June of 2017. He is currently based in New York City where he maintains an active career as a composer and music educator.