Aaron David Miller

Aaron David Miller performs Thursday, June 23, 8:30 PM, St. Martin's Episcopal Church.

Aaron David Miller is noted for his highly imaginative and creative style, found in his performances, improvisations, and compositions. He has won prizes at several prestigious competitions, including the top prize at the AGO National Improvisation Competition, and the Bach and Improvisation prizes at the Calgary International Organ Festival Competition. Recently he was invited to be among the performers for a special tenth anniversary performance of the Rosales organ in Los Angeles’ Disney Hall and to accompany a silent film for the new Kaufmann Center for Arts in Kansas City. He was invited to perform for the 100th anniversary of the Spreckels Organ (Balboa Park, San Diego) and was commissioned to write a new piece for the occasion.

A prolific composer, many of Dr. Miller’s compositions have won critical acclaim. Featured prominently at the 2006 AGO National Convention in Chicago, Dr. Miller’s work for organ and orchestra, Sleepy Hollow, was premiered at Symphony Hall. Dr. Miller’s many organ, choral, and orchestral compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, Oxford University Press, Paraclete Press, ECS, Morning Star and Kjos Publishing House. He has recorded two CDs, the first, showcasing his performances of Bach and his improvisatory skills on the Dulcian label and a new CD on his own label titled Clamor, featuring his own compositions.

Aaron Miller’s degrees are from the Eastman School of Music, and the Manhattan School of Music. He serves as the Director of Music and Organist at The House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN, and is a forensic musicologist for Donato Music in Scarsdale, NY. He is represented by Penny Lorenz Artist Management.

Evening Extravaganza

Saint Hildegard's Vision

Melissa Givens, soprano and narrator
Aaron David Miller, organ
John D. Schwandt, organ

Houston Symphony
Brett Mitchell, conductor


          Greeting                                                                                                                     International Space Station

 Jeff Williams, astronaut

          O eterne Deus                                                                                                               St. Hildegard von Bingen

Melissa Givens

          *Interstellar: Cornfield Chase                                                                                                          Hans Zimmer
                                                                                                                                                                         (b. 1957)

                                         Aaron David Miller and John D. Schwandt                    arr. Aaron David Miller  
                                                                                                                                                   (b. 1972)                                       

           Laus Trinitati                                                                                                                 St. Hildegard von Bingen

Melissa Givens

          Improvisation on Laus Trinitati                                                                                                 John D. Schwandt

          Concerto for Organ, Harp and Strings, Op. 22/3 (1926)                                                             Howard Hanson

Aaron David Miller
Houston Symphony

          O virtus Sapientie                                                                                                          St. Hildegard von Bingen

Melissa Givens

          Improvisation on O virtus Sapientie                                                                                         Aaron David Miller

          Concerto for Organ, Timpani and Strings in G Minor (1934-38)                                                 Francis Poulenc

John D. Schwandt
Houston Symphony

*Use of the Interstellar score is performed with permission through the Hal Leonard Corporation