Kayleigh Miller, a recent addition to the San Antonio Symphony, enjoys a varied career of teaching, performing, and yoga instruction. She previously played in the National Arts Centre Orchestra as an apprentice under Pinchas Zukerman, and toured to China with the ensemble.
She is additionally an avid supporter and performer of contemporary music, and has performed in numerous regional and world premieres, including performances of the Penderecki Viola Concerto with the Reno Philharmonic. Recent festival appearances include the Banff, Prussia Cove, and Orford masterclasses, Spoleto Festival USA, Domaine Forget, Lucerne Festival Academy, and the International Ensemble Moderne Academy workshop. As an ensemble member, she has performed with the New World Symphony, Discovery Ensemble, Reno Philharmonic, and Reno Chamber Orchestra.
She completed her bachelors and masters degrees with Carol Rodland at the New England Conservatory and Eastman School of Music, and continued studying with Roger Tapping at the New England Conservatory.
Kayleigh is additionally a committed educator and arts advocate, and has written educational programs for soloists and ensembles. Her interest in community service began in high school, where she performed at local senior centers, elementary school classrooms, and on a Navajo reservation in New Mexico. She has since taught strings, music history, yoga, and sight-singing in a wide variety of settings from North Africa to California. She has additionally taught music to students with developmental disorders, autism, visual limitations, and down’s syndrome. In addition to her musical interests, she is a registered yoga teacher and recently completed trainings in the fields of kids yoga and adapting yoga for cancer. She is especially passionate about musicians health and wellness, and is currently working on an online musicians health resource, bringing together research and information from the medical and alternative health communities.
In her spare time, she can be found reading, baking, taking photographs, and spending time with her mostly-blind Chihuahua.
For more info, see her website, www.kayleigh-miller.com