Canadian Conductor Tania Miller has distinguished herself as a dynamic interpreter, musician, and innovator. On the podium, Tania projects authority, dynamism, and sheer love of the experience of making music. As one critic put it, “she delivers calm intensity . . . expressive, colourful, and full of life… her experience and charisma are audible.” Others call her performances “technically immaculate, vivid, and stirring”.
Tania was Music Director of Canada’s Victoria Symphony for 14 years and gained national acclaim for her commitment to the orchestra and community during that time. She has distinguished herself as a visionary leader and innovator with a deep commitment to contemporary repertoire and composers and has gained a national reputation as a highly effective advocate and communicator for the arts. An avid writer about music and the arts, her writing has been featured in the League of American Orchestra’s Symphony Magazine, Toronto’s Globe and Mail, and Better Humans.
Tania received an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Royal Roads University, and an Honorary Fellowship Diploma from Canada’s Royal Conservatory of Music for her commitment to leadership in community and music education. She was recipient of the 2017 Friends of Canadian Music award from the Canadian League of Composers for her dedication to the performance of contemporary music.
She has a doctorate and master’s degree in conducting from the University of Michigan (1995-2000). She worked as assistant conductor to Bruno Weil at the Carmel Bach Festival for four seasons, and as Assistant and Associate conductor of the Vancouver Symphony from 2000-2004.