Danielle Miller

Instruments

Organ , Piano

Area of Study

Early Childhood Music Program , First Instruments , Musicianship , Outreach Program , Petite Chorus , Summer Arts Program

Career Highlights

B.A., Music History/Literature
MAT Choral Conducting The College of New Jersey
Dalcroze studies Hoff-Barthelson Music School

Danielle Miller is a conductor, classroom music teacher, singer and organist. She attended The College of New Jersey as a music history/literature major with emphasis in organ studies (Albert Ludecke) and continued as assistant to the Director of Choral Activities (Michael Mendoza) for a Master of Arts in Teaching in Music. Her student teaching was at Princeton High School under the direction of William Trego and Nancianne Parrella (organist emerita, Church of St Ignatius Loyola NYC).

Danielle taught award-winning middle school choirs for eleven years in the public schools of Kansas and served as a clinician and Middle Level Choral Chair for Kansas Music Educators Association. She was also awarded Outstanding Young Conductor by the Kansas chapter of the American Choral Directors Association.

While taking a break from full-time classroom teaching as a young mom, she studied voice with Craig Wich and helped Trinity Church in the City of Boston launch its youth chorister program. She coached Trinity’s youth and adult choirs in sightsinging and sang in the Evensong Choir. Upon moving to Westchester county, Danielle founded the St Vladimir’s Seminary Children’s Choir, which sang for renowned composer Arvo Pärt.

Danielle’s most important musical formation was Dalcroze Eurythmics with Hoff-Barthelson’s Ruth Alperson, and also with teachers Cynthia Lilley and Anne Farber. Danielle currently teaches musicianship classes for young children and the Summer Arts choirs at Hoff, as well as K-8th music at Blue Rock School. She sings and records with two semi-professional choral ensembles and plays organ at Episcopal and Roman Catholic parishes.