Ethan D. Miller Creative Page

Ethan D. Miller is an alumnus of the Peabody Conservatory of Music of the Johns Hopkins University, where he studied the cello with Stephen Kates and Alan Stepansky. He was also active in the cello studio of Evelyn Elsing, and enjoyed both cello and chamber music studies with David Soyer of the Guarneri String Quartet and Kenneth Slowik of the Smithsonian Institute, at the University of Maryland at College Park, where he received an Honor in the Homer Ulrich Concerto Competition as well as a Scholars for the Arts scholarship. Prior education and experience was under the tutelage of David Teie of the National Symphony Orchestra, in addition to summer studies with Chaim Zemach of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, and workshops with Paul Katz of the Cleveland Quartet. Mr. Miller is currently the Principal Chair cellist of the Baltimore Sinfonietta and has performed with the Maryland Opera Society, as Principal Chair, Prince George's Philharmonic, as Acting Principal Chair, the Annapolis Symphony Orchestra, the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra, the Londontowne Symhony Orchestra, the Concert Artists of Baltimore, and the Opera Vivente company. Mr. Miller is the Founder and Cellist of the Cathedral Street Chamber Players and may often be seen performing with the St. Charles String Quartet, the String Poets, and the Elan Artists chamber ensembles. He is the Instructor of Cello in the studios at Music and Arts Center, Burke, VA, Oakton, VA, and Springfield, VA, and has premiered eight new compositions for the cello, with recital and chamber appearances in as unique and diverse venues as Centerstage, the Baltimore City Hall Rotunda, and the Concordia Theological Seminary.

Having developed a deep interest in sacred music, Mr. Miller has not only performed cello within numerous sacred settings, but has also established a dualism of career as a tenor, often performing at the Washington National Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul in Washington, D.C., in the Choir of Gentlemen and Boys, the Choir of Gentlemen and Girls, and the Cathedral Singers, with whom he has had the opportunity to participate in professional recordings and live television, radio, and internet broadcasts. He was a frequent Cantor at the St. Jude Shrine, Baltimore, MD, where he had also founded a cantorial service, the Office of the Lesser Hours-Terce, which occurred on select Sundays, specializing in the Gregorian chant and Ordinary derived from the ancient Liber Usualis tome. Mr. Miller was also a full-time tenor for eight years at Old St. Paul's Episcopal Church, Baltimore, MD, in the Choir of Men and Boys, the Choir of Men and Girls, and in the unique Vespers Schola, an ensemble specializing in ancient chant and early polyphonic renaissance music, for which he held the position of Cantor and Soloist for select services. Other ensembles of note have included the choir of Emmanuel Episcopal Church, where he has been a featured Soloist, the Choral Schola of St. John's in the Village, as well as the Chancel Choir of Second Presbyterian Church. Tour engagements have included such venues as the National Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., the Cathedral of Mary Our Queen, Baltimore, MD, the Cathedral of St. John, Wilmington, DE, St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Evanston, IL, St. Peter's Church, Philadelphia, PA, and St. Thomas Church, Fifth Avenue, New York, NY. Mr. Miller is also a tenor in the Master Chorale of Washington, the Cantate Chamber Singers, and the Da Camera ensemble, in addition to occasional appearances with the Loyola Chamber Choir, performing both sacred and secular music at the Loyola University, Alumni Memorial Chapel, and has premiered three new compositions for chamber choir.

Updated:  August 6, 2008

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