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Repertoire & Impact

Dr. Philip Miller: Northwest Nazarene University Choir and Orchestra

Repertoire & Impact
Session Description

The University Choir and Orchestra is a public relations ensemble for the university. Along with great classical repertoire, many composers today are arranging for choir with the addition of orchestra. This session will explore the dynamic impact of this type of ensemble along with the challenges it poses in logistics such as travel, setup, and needed sound reinforcement. The performance portion of the program will feature hymn arrangements, gospel, and classical repertoire.

Ensemble Bio

University Choir & Orchestra—University Choir & Orchestra is one of our lead ensembles for music in the churches and fulfills the role of public relations for NNU. Under the direction of Dr. Philip Miller, this ensemble features over 100 students from a wide variety of majors across the campus. They perform extensively throughout the region and internationally. Their dynamic concerts feature music from hymn settings, contemporary Christian, gospel, classical choral/orchestral repertoire and a cappella settings. High demands of excellence are placed on this group, and the students are outstanding ambassadors for the Lord, NNU and music.

Presenter/Conductor Bio
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DR. PHILIP MILLER currently serves as the Chair of the Department of Music at Northwest Nazarene University where his duties include administration, recruiting, directing the University Choir and Orchestra, and teaching conducting. Miller holds a Bachelor of Music Education/Piano from Oklahoma Baptist University, along with a Master’s degree and a Doctor of Musical Arts in conducting from the University of Oklahoma. His ensembles are known for having a dynamic and uplifting presence along with a warm choral tone and travel regularly to represent the university.

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