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Sandra Miller

Professor Emerita of Music

Sandra Miller (flute) had an early fascination with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach that ultimately led her to the baroque flauto traverso, upon which she is widely regarded to be one of the finest performers of her generation. Trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music in the conservatory curriculum traditional for woodwind players, she chose—instead of the path leading to membership in a symphony orchestra—to settle in New York City, where she leads an active musical life, appearing in a variety of chamber music performances, solo recitals, and orchestral concerts.

Miller was winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Erwin Bodky Competition for Early Music, and of a Solo Recitalist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is frequently invited to perform and record with many well-known period instrument ensembles, including the American Bach Soloists, American Classical Orchestra, Clarion Society orchestra, Sinfonia New York, New York Collegium, Boston’s Handel & Haydn Society, and Tafelmusik. As a founding member and Associate Director of the ensemble Concert Royal, she has toured throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Germany, Brazil, and Mexico.

For many years a professor (now emerita) of music at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music, Miller has also taught at the Mannes College of Music, in CUNY’s doctoral program, at the New England Conservatory of Music, and as Kulas Visiting Artist at Case Western Reserve University. She is currently on the faculty of the historical performance program at the Juilliard School of Music in New York City. Her solo recordings include the complete Bach flute sonatas and, on six- and eight-keyed classical flutes, the three Mozart concertos.