David Alan Miller
DAVID ALAN MILLER has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. As a guest conductor, he has worked with many of America's major orchestras, developing especially close relationships with the Minnesota Orchestra and the Chicago and Detroit symphonies. He has also conducted the orchestras of Philadelphia, New York, San Francisco, Houston, and Indianapolis, as well as the New World Symphony and the New York City Ballet. He has been Music Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra since 1992.
During the 2001-02 season, Miller appeared as guest conductor with the New York Philharmonic, the Baltimore Symphony, the Indianapolis Symphony, the Florida Philharmonic, and the Adelaide Symphony, among others, and returned for his third season to lead the Minnesota Orchestra in its Casual Classics series.
Miller is highly regarded as a champion and interpreter of American music. His discography includes recordings of the works of Todd Levin with the London Symphony Orchestra for Deutsche Grammophon, as well as music by Michael Daugherty, Kamran Ince, and Michael Torke for London/ Decca. His recordings with the Albany Symphony include discs of music by John Harbison, Roy Harris, Morton Gould, Don Gillis, and Peter Mennin, all on the Albany Records label. He also led the Los Angeles Philharmonic in its recording of Mel Powell's music, including Duplicates: Concerto for Two Pianos, winner of the 1990 Pulitzer Prize for Music.
Prior to his appointment in Albany, Miller was Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic for five years. From 1982 to 1988, he was Music Director of the New York Youth Symphony. A native of Los Angeles, David Alan Miller holds a bachelor's degree from the University of California, Berkeley, and a master's degree in orchestral conducting from the Juilliard School.