The Ottumwa Courier


October 18, 2013

Regional chorus to headline SEISO concert series


Soprano Ana Miller serves as adjunct voice faculty at Iowa Wesleyan College and maintains a private voice studio. She received an M.M. in vocal performance from The University of Arizona, where she studied with Dr. Kristin Dauphinais. Hailing from Nisswa, Minn., she earned a B.A. in music from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. Most recently, she was the soprano soloist for Iowa Wesleyan College’s performance of Mozart's Vesperae solennes de confessore, performed the role of Nancy in The University of Arizona Opera’s production of Britten’s Albert Herring and was a featured soprano soloist with The University of Arizona Community Chorus and Orchestra singing Mendelssohn’s Hear My Prayer. Oratorio performances include Fauré’s Requiem, Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass and Bach’s cantata no. 140, Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme. As a choral singer, Miller has sung with The Arizona Choir, the Tucson Symphony Orchestra Chorus, The Singers-Minnesota Choral Artists, and The Concordia Choir. With a passion for church music, she served as Director of Music at The Holy Way Presbyterian Church in Tucson, Ariz., as well as Teen Choir Director and Children’s Music Director at St. Philip the Deacon Lutheran Church in Plymouth, Minn. She is an active recitalist and a member of the National Association of Teachers of Singing (NATS).

Andrew Robson starting playing the flute at the age of 9, studying under the Suzuki method. While in high school, Robson was a member of the St. Louis Symphony Youth Orchestra and had the privilege of studying with the musicians of the St. Louis Symphony. In 2010, he won the Youth Orchestra’s concerto competition and performed Mozart’s Concerto in G Major. Robson was the principal flute of the 2010 All-State Orchestra in his senior year. He was won Truman State University’s Gold Medal Competition twice and was awarded the Presser Scholarship last year. Since his freshman year, Robson has been principal flute with the Truman State University Symphony Orchestra and Wind Symphony I. He is currently working on a degree in flute performance at Truman State University with Dr. Julianna Moore. Robson plans on pursuing a degree in orchestral conducting next year after graduating from Truman.

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