Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano Patricia Miller is a graduate of Boston University, the New England Conservatory, and as a Fulbright Scholar, received her Artists’ Diploma in Performance from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Miss Miller has also completed advanced vocal studies at the International Schubert Institute in Baden-bei-Wein, Austria and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Miss Miller has appeared in leading operatic roles with the San Francisco, Houston Grand, Dallas, Denver, Cleveland, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Orange County, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City operas. Miss Miller made her European debut with the Basel Opera, Basel, Switzerland as Isabella in Rossini’s “L’Italiana in Algeri” and has since performed in opera and concert
with leading opera companies and orchestras in Europe, South America, the United States, Canada, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Her vocal artistry is described as “captivating” (San Francisco Chronicle), “passionate and sensuous” ( Il Giornale de Napoli/Italy), “powerful and moving” (Le Monde, Paris),
and “rich and beautiful” (Opera/London).
A highly respected master class clinician and voice teacher, Miss Miller was selected to Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2002, 2003, 2004 and 2005. Her voice students have won national, regional and state vocal competitions, and are singing with opera companies in the United States and abroad. Miss Miller was selected for inclusion in Who’s Who in America for 2003, 2004 and 2005, and Who’s Who in American Education, 2005. She has served on the Board of Directors of the National Capitol area Fulbright Association, the Virginia Commission for the Arts Advisory Panel and the Opera Panel of the National Endowment for the Arts, Washington, D.C. She serves on the Board of Directors of the Virginia State NATS -National Association of Teachers of Singing, and is faculty producer of the Opera Theater productions at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia.
Miss Miller has served as an adjudicator for state, regional and national voice competitions, including the International Voice Competition (National Association of Arts & Letters, Washington, D.C.), the National Symphony Young Soloist’s Competition (Kennedy Center), the Annapolis Opera Voice Competition, the Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Fellowship Awards, the finals of the Voice Scholarship Competition at Wolf Trap (Vienna, Virginia), the Sigma Alpha Iota National Voice Competition (Dallas, Texas), the NAACP National Voice Competition (Baltimore, Maryland), and the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS) state, regional and national competitions, among many others.
Miss Miller is a highly respected artist-educator, and has given recitals and master classes at colleges and conservatories in the United States and abroad. She was invited guest Professor on the Voice Faculty at Oberlin Conservatory, 2000-2001. In June 2003 and August 2004 Miss Miller was invited to serve as a member of the opera panel for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Miss Miller is Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at George Mason University where she serves as Director of Vocal Studies, Faculty Producer of the GMU Opera Theater and Director of the GMU Summer Institute of Vocal Arts. Miss Miller has been a Reader’s Digest sponsored Artist-in Residence at Lafayette College, and Professor of Voice at the University of Missouri/ in Columbia, Missouri and the Oberlin College Conservatory of Music, Oberlin, Ohio.