The Ottumwa Courier


October 18, 2013

Regional chorus to headline SEISO concert series

OTTUMWA — The Southeast Iowa Symphony Orchestra will kick off its 63rd season with a remarkable fall concert series in Burlington, Mt. Pleasant and Ottumwa Oct. 19 and 20.

Performances are scheduled for 7:30 p.m. today at Memorial Auditorium in Burlington, 3 p.m. Sunday at Bridge View Center in Ottumwa and at 7:30 p.m. in the Chapel Auditorium, Iowa Wesleyan College — Mt. Pleasant.

Ottumwa Civic Music has partnered with SEISO to present the 2013 Fall Concert Series. Performances include a chorus of over 125 members from Iowa Wesleyan College, Mt. Pleasant Community Chorale and Indian Hills Community College.

SEISO is proud to present an incredibly talented husband and wife — Bradley and Ana Miller as guest conductor and guest soprano, respectively. Bradley Miller will conduct Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine for orchestra and chorus, and Ana Miller will serve as soprano soloist for Poulenc’s Gloria. In addition, gifted college senior Andrew Robson will serve as guest conductor for the first movement of Dvorak’s Symphony No. 8.

Bradley Miller is assistant professor of music and director of choral and vocal activities at Iowa Wesleyan College, where he oversees all aspects of the vocal music program and conducts the Iowa Wesleyan College Concert Choir and Broad Street Connection (vocal jazz ensemble). He teaches courses in conducting, secondary choral methods, diction, and studio voice. He also serves as conductor of the 40-voice Mt. Pleasant Chorale. Miller has conducted collegiate, high school, community and church choirs. Prior to beginning graduate study, he taught vocal music at Blaine High School in Blaine, Minn., for five years. Miller has studied conducting with several distinguished teachers, including Bruce Chamberlain, Kathy Saltzman Romey, René Clausen, Matthew Mehaffey and Elizabeth Schauer. His conducting skills were recognized at the 2008 National ACDA Convention where he was a finalist in the graduate student conducting competition. Miller earned a B.A. in music education from Concordia College-Moorhead, an M.M. in choral conducting from the University of Minnesota and a D.M.A. from The University of Arizona. He resides in Mt. Pleasant with his wife, Ana, and their two sons, Nicholas and Lucas.

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