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Alexander Miller

Grand Rapids, MI, United States

Alexander Miller is a composer and an oboist for the Grand Rapids Symphony. His orchestral showpiece "Fireworks" was performed in Carnegie Hall during the GRS's 75th anniversary season, and "Let Freedom Ring," for orchestra and narrator, has been performed by celebrity narrators such as James Earl Jones, Danny Glover, Harry Belafonte, and was recorded by President Clinton prior to the opening of his presidential library. Alexander grew up in Mexico, Australia and Venezuela before moving to Michigan for prep school. He studied at The Juilliard School (B.M. '90, M.M. '92) and came to Grand Rapids when the GRS hired him as assistant principal oboe. In the summer he plays with the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music. Since 2009 Alexander has battled a rare and recurring brain tumor called a craniopharyngioma and he is grateful for the team of neurosurgeons who allowed him to keep looking forward in life. He lives in East Grand Rapids with his wife, GRS violist Mary Jane Miller.

Alexander's ArtPrize Entries

These are Alexander's official ArtPrize entries from this year and past years.

  • Photo of Mathias Alten Triptych

    Mathias Alten Triptych

    2015 ArtPrize Entry Grand Rapids Symphony Composers
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  • Photo of Madame Bovary, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

    Madame Bovary, Concerto for Cello and Orchestra

    2013 ArtPrize Entry Alexander Miller
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  • Photo of Encaustic for Solo Clarinet and Orchestra

    Encaustic for Solo Clarinet and Orchestra

    2011 ArtPrize Entry Alexander Miller
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