Scott Aaron Miller was born in 1962 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has been a composer and cellist since the 1970s. In 1992, he earned an M.A. in composition and theory from the University of Minnesota, where he studied with Paul Fetler and Dominick Argento. As cellist, Mr. Miller studied with Don Homuth, David Kaderauch and Tanya Remenikova, and has been a member of orchestras in Minnesota, California and Oregon. As composer, he has written works for orchestra, chamber orchestra, various chamber groups, chorus, piano and other solo instruments. In 2019, Mr. Miller won the annual award from the Minnesota Sinfonia’s New Works by Minnesota Composers Project, funded in part by the McKnight Foundation, for his work “Dialogues for Chamber Orchestra”. Mr. Miller’s music demonstrates facility in a variety of styles, a rich palette of colors and textures, and poignant lyricism.
Works by Scott Aaron Miller available from Duma Music:
Piano Quartet. For violin, viola, cello and piano. This work is filled with dramatic turns and heartfelt outcries, intensely reflecting the thought of the end of a cherished relationship. From the life of the composer.♦ Duration: 7.5 min. ♦ $29.95 (score and parts)
Romance for violin and piano. A lyric piece showcasing the violin's singing and expressive tone. It is intimate in tone, but also possesses an introspective kind of drama. ♦ Duration: 5 min. ♦ $9.95 (score and part)
Three Vignettes for string quartet. The Vignettes were conceived as a fun set of character pieces that are neither too long, too easy, nor dauntingly difficult. The movements describe different archetypes familiar to all players and listeners, with moods ranging from pensive to manic. ♦ Duration: 6 min. ♦ $29.95 (score and parts)