Sandra Miller flute

Helicon Performances

Symposium 105 - Bach’s Solo Voices
Symposium 21 - A Haydn Symphony

An early fascination with the music of Johann Sebastian Bach ultimately led Sandra Miller to the baroque flauto traverso, upon which she is widely regarded to be one of the finest performers of her generation. Trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts and the Curtis Institute of Music in the conservatory curriculum traditional for woodwind players, she chose—instead of the path leading to membership in a symphony orchestra—to settle in New York City, where she leads an active musical life, appearing in a variety of chamber music performances, solo recitals and orchestral concerts.

Ms. Miller was winner of the Concert Artists Guild Competition, the Erwin Bodky Competition for Early Music, and of a Solo Recitalist’s Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. She is frequently invited to perform and record with many well known period-instrument ensembles, including the American Classical Orchestra, the Trinity (Wall Street) Baroque Orchestra, Boston’s Handel and Haydn Society, Tafelmusik, and American Bach Soloists. As a founding member and Associate Director of the ensemble Concert Royal, she has toured throughout the United States and in Canada, England, Germany, Brazil and Mexico.

For many years Professor (now Emerita) of Music at the Purchase College Conservatory of Music (SUNY), Ms. Miller has also taught at the Mannes College of Music, in CUNY’s doctoral program, at the New England Conservatory of Music, and as Kulas Visiting Artist at Case Western Reserve University. In 2009, she joined the faculty of Juilliard’s new historical performance program, where she performs frequently with Juilliard Baroque.  Her solo recordings include the complete Bach flute sonatas and, on six- and eight-keyed classical flutes, the three Mozart concertos.