Pianist and vocal coach Catherine Miller is a member of the music staff at San Diego Opera and active as a recitalist with classical singers. Recent appearances include accompanying soprano Angel Blue at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC as part of the Vocal Arts DC recital series as well as with soprano Jamie Chamberlin and tenor Nathan Granner for Long Beach Opera as part of the LA Made series at the Los Angeles Public Library.
In the fall of 2018, she served as the rehearsal pianist with the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s production of The Tempest by Sibelius, which was performed in Disney Hall. In 2019, she returns to San Diego Opera as the rehearsal pianist for Rigoletto and One Amazing Night 2019. As the long-time past Artistic Consultant for the Pasadena Opera Guild, Ms. Miller facilitated the distribution of awards to many of the most talented young opera singers in Southern California, many of who went on to enjoy international careers.
As the new Artistic Director of the Mentoris Project Vocal Competition, she will play for the preliminary and final rounds to be held in Pasadena in February, 2019. She has worked with the Opera Santa Barbara, Los Angeles Opera, Opera Pacific, the Los Angeles Master Chorale, the Teatro Municipal in Santiago Chile and for the Spoleto Festival in Italy. Past seasons engagements with classical singers include recitals at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, Wigmore Hall in London, England, the Chiesa Santa Margherita in Vernazza, Italy, and at the Modavi Center in Davis, California.
She is the official accompanist for the Loren L. Zachary Vocal Competition and the Los Angeles District Metropolitan Opera Vocal Competition. A graduate of the University of Southern California, she also holds a Master of Music Degree from the Juilliard School and was a Fulbright Scholar at the Liszt Academy in Budapest, Hungary.
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20 Semifinalists will be chosen based on the video tapes submitted. The semi final rounds will be held between 11 am and 3 pm on Saturday, February 22 at the Monte Vista Groves Homes in Pasadena.