Jared Miller

Described as a “rising star” by MusicWorks magazine, JUNO-Nominated composer Jared Miller has collaborated with the American Composers Orchestra, the Nashville Symphony, the symphony orchestras of Vancouver, Toronto, Detroit and New Jersey, The Attacca Quartet, Latitude 49, the New York City Ballet’s Choreographic Institute and Standing Wave. His music has been presented in the New York Philharmonic Biennial, the ISCM World Music Days, Vancouver’s Queer Arts Festival and the Festival Internacional de Jóvenes Orquestas.  

I believe that equipping my students with the creative, technical and practical skills needed to be a composer is what makes them stand out from others in the field.


  • Assistant Professor of Music Composition and Theory, Head of Composition Department, Dalhousie University, 2020-22
  • Composition and Theory Faculty, Special Music School High School, Kaufman Music center, 2017-22
  • Teaching Fellow and Tutor in the Music Theory and Analysis Department, The Juilliard School, 2012-17

Career Highlights

  • Artist-in-Residence, Hermitage Artists Retreat, 2021-22
  • U.S. Premiere of "Under Sea, Above Sky," by the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra under Ludovic Morlot
  • World Premiere of "Luster," by the Detroit Symphony Orchestra under Robert Spano
  • Composer-in-Residence, Victoria Symphony, 2014-17
  • World Premiere of "2010 Traffic Jam" by the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra to celebrate the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, 2009

Awards, Honors & Recognitions

  • Nominee, JUNO Award: Classical Composition of the Year, 2020
  • Winner, SOCAN Jan V. Matejcek Award for Excellence in Classical Composition, 2020
  • Selected to Represent the Canadian Section in Tallin, Estonia, ISCM World Music Days, 2019
  • Winner, SOCAN Young Composers Awards, 2011, 2015 & 2019
  • Winner, ASCAP Young Composer Awards, 2012


D.M.A. CompositionThe Juilliard School

M.M. CompositionThe Juilliard School

B.M. CompositionUniversity of British Columbia