DEVELOPING ARTISTS GRANTS
Classical music (orchestral instrument)
The 2012/2013 season mark’s Tania Miller’s tenth as Music Director of the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. She was the first Canadian woman to be appointed to such a significant position in Canada. Her vibrancy and dynamic approach to music-making have inspired many new innovations with the Victoria Symphony and a new era of artistic growth for the orchestra.
Prior to her appointment in Victoria, Ms. Miller was assistant and then associate conductor with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra for four seasons. She was the assistant conductor of the Carmel Beach Festival for several years, working closely with the internationally renowned conductor Bruno Weil and many of the world’s leading Baroque artists. Tania began her work in the field of contemporary music as assistant conductor of the Banff Festival of the Arts in Banff, Canada. Maestra Miller remains active as a guest conductor throughout North America, and returns this season to Europe to conduct in Switzerland.
Maestra Miller’s first passion was in the area of opera where she served as artistic director of Michigan Opera Works in Ann Arbor, Michigan for four seasons, conducting operas of the baroque and classical era. She was a guest conductor with Opera McGill’s prestigious opera program in 200 and 2001 in Montreal.
Originally from Foam Lake, Saskatchewan, Tania Miller received her Doctorate and Master’s Degrees in conducting from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.