Houston-based tenor Todd Randall Miller returns to Carnegie Hall for this debut recital, having appeared with DCINY last June in Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore. He previously made his Carnegie Hall conducting debut in 2007 with the Kingwood Area Grand Chorus and the New England Symphonic Ensemble.
Miller has a broad range of performance experience with opera houses, musical theaters, symphonies, and choral societies, including performances with the Houston Symphony, Houston Choral Society, San Antonio Symphony and Opera, Opera in the Heights, The Woodlands Symphony, Da Camera Society, The Houston Chamber Choir, the American Radio Chamber Orchestra, and Des Moines Metro Opera. Recent solo performances have included Beethoven's Choral Fantasy with the Houston Symphony Orchestra under Hans Graf, Stravinsky's Les Noces with Da Camera Society/Houston Chamber Choir (under Dutch conductor Reinbert de Leeuw), and Mendelssohn's oratorio St. Paul, also with the Houston Symphony and Chorus (Charles Hausmann, conductor). Upcoming projects include a crossover album (produced by Paul English for Ebb and Flow Music) that will be available in August, 2009. For more information visit www.toddmillermusician.com.
A proponent of American music, Miller has collaborated with several living composers, including Carlisle Floyd, Richard Faith, and Henry Mollicone. Last year Miller presented a series of recitals at colleges and universities around the country which focused on the music of Americans Carlisle Floyd, Floyd's teacher Ernst Bacon, and Richard Faith. Miller is thrilled and honored to have Richard Faith is in the audience tonight for this performance, which will premiere his new song "Drifting."
Todd Randall Miller holds the Doctor of Musical Arts degree in voice performance and conducting from the University of Houston, where he studied with Katherine Ciesinski, Elena Nikolaidi, Carlisle Floyd, and Charles Hausmann. He also holds cum laude vocal performance degrees from the University of Louisville and the University of Arizona. Dr. Miller is professor of music at Lone Star College-Kingwood (formerly Kingwood College), where he teaches voice and directs the Summer Opera Workshop. He is also the artistic director and conductor of the Kingwood Chorale and Chamber Orchestra.
"Tenor Todd Randall Miller sang with attractive heft..." Mike Greenberg, San Antonio Express -News ...
"There were great blasts of orchestral and choral sound, and a soloist occasionally riding over it (soprano Carmen Pelton and tenor Todd Randall Miller)." Charles Ward, Houston Chronicle.