Aaron David Miller
Organ Improviser and Composer
Worship – Lutheran Morning Prayer
Thursday, July 6 at 11:30 am
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, St. Paul
The Three Hermits
Wednesday, July 5 at 7:00 pm
The House of Hope Presbyterian Church, St. Paul
Aaron David Miller is a renowned organ improviser and composer having won numerous international awards and given concerts across the country. Dr. Miller’s orchestra compositions have been performed by such ensembles as the Seattle Symphony, Chicago Symphony, and Zurich Symphony. Recent composition commissions include works for Yale University, University of California Santa Barbara, The Taylor Organ Competition, and the American Guild of Organists. His organ, choral and orchestra compositions are published by Augsburg Fortress, Paraclete Publishing and Oxford University Press. Dr. Miller was the featured artist at the National AGO convention held in Houston, TX of 2016. Aaron is currently Music Director at House of Hope Presbyterian Church in St. Paul, MN. He is also a Forensic Musicologist for Donato Music, Scarsdale, NY.
Dr. Miller was recently the winner of the 2021 Ronald G. Pogorzelski and Lester D. Yankee Annual Composition Competition. He was also recipient of the 2019 Weiger Lepke-Sims Family Sacred Music Award offer by the The American Harp Society. Awards for Aaron’s organ performances include and Bach and Improvisation prizes at the Calgary International Organ Festival and the Top Prize in Improvisation at the 1996 American Guild of Organists National Convention in New York.
Aaron earned a Bachelor of Music degree from the Eastman School of Music where he studied organ performance with David Craighead, Russell Saunders, David Higgs, Michael Farris, and composition with Samuel Adler, Joseph Schwantner, and Christopher Rouse. His graduate studies were taken at the Manhattan School of Music where he completed his Masters and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees studying composition and organ performance with McNeil Robinson. Aaron currently lives in Bloomington, MN with his son Zachary.