DAVID ALAN MILLER
David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. Frequently in demand as a guest conductor, he has conducted the orchestras of Baltimore, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, San Francisco, Minnesota and Chicago as well as the New World Symphony and the New York City Ballet. He is also founder and artistic director of New Paths in Music, a festival in New York City dedicated to presenting the works of significant non-American composers who are not yet well-known in the United States. As music director of the Albany Symphony, a position he has held since 1992, David Alan Miller has proven himself a creative and compelling orchestra builder. Through exploration of unusual repertoire, educational programming, community outreach and recording initiatives, he has reaffirmed the Albany Symphony’s reputation as the nation’s leading champion of American symphonic music and one of its most innovative orchestras. Further recognising the accomplishments of Miller, the Albany Symphony was the only orchestra to appear twice at the Spring For Music Festival at Carnegie Hall. Other accolades include Columbia University’s 2003 Ditson Conductor’s Award, the oldest award honouring conductors for their commitment to American music, the 2001 ASCAP Morton Gould Award for Innovative Programming and, in 1999, ASCAP’s first-ever Leonard Bernstein Award for Outstanding Educational Programming.