Conducting Business: Maestro David Alan Miller talks about Leadership, Inspiration, Managing Really Smart People, and Keeping Arts Institutions Strong

  • 08 Apr 2016
  • 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
  • Wolferts Roost Country Club, 120 Van Rensselaer Blvd., Albany NY 12204


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“Conducting Business: Maestro David Alan Miller talks about Leadership, Inspiration, Managing Really Smart People, and Keeping Arts Institutions Strong”

Speaker: David Allen Miller, Conductor / Music Director of the Albany Symphony Orchestra

Join Albany Symphony Music Director and Conductor David Alan Miller for a discussion of how conducting orchestras is like running a company, complete with insights into the world of orchestral performance and the challenges arts groups confront.  How do we stay relevant, strong, and vital, in a constantly changing environment? How are arts institutions changing their approaches to succeed in the world today? How do you get 85 brilliant people to embrace your vision and follow you anywhere?

Grammy Award-winning conductor David Alan Miller has established a reputation as one of the leading American conductors of his generation. Music Director of the Albany Symphony since 1992, Mr. 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. He and the orchestra  appeared twice at "Spring For Music," the festival of America's most creative orchestras at New York City's Carnegie Hall.  Other accolades include Columbia University’s 2003 Ditson Conductor’s Award, the oldest award honoring 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.

Mr. Miller received a Grammy Award in January, 2014 for his Naxos recording of John Corigliano's "Conjurer," with the Albany Symphony and Dame Evelyn Glennie. His extensive discography also 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, and of Luis Tinoco for Naxos. His recordings with the Albany Symphony include discs devoted to the music of John Harbison, Roy Harris, Morton Gould, Don Gillis, Peter Mennin, and Vincent Persichetti on the Albany Records label.            

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. Prior to his appointment in Albany, Mr. Miller was Associate Conductor of the Los Angeles.

Clare Monteau, Ph.D. will be featured in our Member Spotlight presentation this month.   

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