Scott L. Miller, professor of music, is one of 22 artists to earn a Music grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board for fiscal year 2019.
Miller earned a $10,000 grant that he will use to develop ecosystemic music for Kyma and electromagnetically-prepared piano with pianist Taavi Kerikmäe. He will do a public demonstration and concert at Studio Z in St. Paul, which will be filmed for documentation and distribution.
Miller is a composer of electroacoustic, orchestral, chamber, choral and multimedia works performed at venues throughout North America and Europe. He teaches composition, electronic music and music theory. He is a past-president of the Society for ElectroAcoustic Music in the U.S. (SEAMUS) and the director of SEAMUS Records. He holds a master’s degree from SUNY-Oneonta, a master’s degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a doctorate from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities.
His recordings are available on New Focus Recordings, Panoramic, Innova Eroica, CRS, rarescale and SEAMUS.
The Minnesota State Arts Board Artists Initiative provides grants for artists at all stages of their careers to support artistic development, nurture artistic creativity and recognize the contributions individual artists make to the creative environment of the state. Awards are granted in dance, music, poetry, prose and theater.