Patricia Miller - Mezzo-soprano
George Mason University
Internationally acclaimed mezzo-soprano PATRICIA MILLER is a graduate of Boston University, the New England Conservatory, and as a Fulbright Scholar, received her Artists’ Diploma in Performance from the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome. Miss Miller has also completed advanced vocal studies at the International Schubert Institute in Baden-bei-Wein, Austria and at the Mozarteum in Salzburg.
Miss Miller has appeared in leading operatic roles with the San Francisco, Houston Grand, Dallas, Denver, Cleveland, Detroit, Ft. Worth, Orange County, Los Angeles, Miami and New York City operas. Miss Miller made her European debut with the Basel Opera, Basel, Switzerland as Isabella in Rossini’s L’Italiana in Algeri (she sang leading mezzo-soprano roles with this company for two years), and has since performed in opera and concert with leading opera companies and orchestras in Europe, South America, the United States, Canada, Australia and Tokyo, Japan. Her vocal artistry is described as “captivating” (San Francisco Chronicle), “passionate and sensuous” (Il Giornale de Napoli/Italy), “powerful and moving” (Le Monde, Paris), and “rich and beautiful” (Opera/London). In a recent performance at Lisner Auditorium, the Washington Post described Miss Miller’s voice as “creamy, expressive and ideal” for the Brahms Rhapsody; from a recent recital performance, the Washington Post wrote “Miller’s voice is deep, rich in tonal beauty and power, and comfortable in a wide range of styles,” and from a performance of the Verdi Requiem, the Washington Post wrote “Patricia Miller brought a real sense of Verdian drama to the score’s big moments with her powerhouse mezzo.”
A highly respected master class clinician and voice teacher, Miss Miller was selected to Who’s Who Among American Teachers, 2002 through 2008. Her voice students have won national, regional and state vocal competitions, and are singing with opera companies in the United States and abroad. An internationally known artist-educator, she has given recitals and master classes at colleges and conservatories throughout the world including Dankook University, Daejin University, the Kaywon Arts Magnet school in Seoul, Korea, and the Tchaikovsky National Conservatory in Kiev, Ukraine. Other international activities include serving as an adjudicator for the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation (for international awards in the Arts and Humanities) and as an opera panel participant for the National Endowment for the Arts.
Miss Miller has served as a guest Professor of Voice Faculty at Oberlin Conservatory and is currently Professor of Music and Artist-in-Residence at George Mason University where she serves as Director of Vocal Studies, Faculty Producer of the GMU Opera Theater and Director of the GMU Summer Institute of Vocal Arts. In 2007, Professor Miller was awarded the title of “University Professor” by the Board of Visitors, the highest rank given to faculty members at George Mason University.