Flutist Meghan Miller has performed as a chamber and orchestral musician throughout the United States, England, Italy, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, and Cuba. As a musician in the Boston area, she has also performed with Boston Lyric Opera, Boston Modern Orchestra Project (BMOP), Emmanuel Music, and with the Portland, Indian Hill, and Cape Cod Symphonies. She is principal flute with the chamber orchestra Symphony by the Sea, under the direction of acclaimed bassist Donald Palma. Recent international travels have taken her to Lima, Peru, where she has been a guest artist at the Festival Internacional de Flutistas, and to Cremona, Italy, where she is on faculty in the summers at the Cremona International Music Academy. Meghan is also on faculty at Saint Anselm College, New England Conservatory Preparatory School, Phillips Academy Andover, Powers Music School, and Concord Academy.
Meghan holds a Doctorate of Musical Arts degree from Boston University and can be heard on the Albany Records and BMOP/sound recording labels.
The Phil at the Plymouth Waterfront
Saturday, September 4, 2021 at 7:30pm
400 Maritime Salute | Plymouth, MA
Audition Success: Strategies for Presenting Your Best
Saturday, October 30, 2021 at 12:45pm
Powers Music School | Belmont, MA
Friday, November 12, 2021 at 8:00pm
Symphony Hall | Boston, MA
Saturday, December 11, 2021 at 8:00pm
TD Garden | Boston, MA
Phillips Academy Andover Faculty Concert
Saturday, January 16, 2022 at 3:00pm
Phillips Academy | Andover, MA
with Ashima Scripp, cello and Eleanor Perrone, piano
Thursday, March 10, 2022 at 11:30am & 1:00pm
Indian Hill Music | Littleton, MA
Mysteries of the Heart: Sibelius, Beach, Elgar
Saturday, April 30, 2022 at 7:30pm
Teaching is vital to Meghan’s identity as a musician, a trait which has been instilled in her by her own teachers, Trevor Wye, Robert Willoughby, Linda Toote, and Michelle Caimotto. Her students consistently earn spots in the MMEA district and all-state ensembles and the many youth orchestras in the Boston area, including every level of orchestra/wind ensemble at New England Conservatory Preparatory School. Many of them have gone on to study at music schools throughout the US and Europe.
Meghan’s students have also been prizewinners at numerous competitions, including: YoungArts, American Protege Series at Carnegie Hall, International Shenzen (China) Woodwind Competition, Southwestern Youth Music Festival, Honors Performance Series at Carnegie Hall, Great Composers Competition Series, as well as Concerto Competition Winners throughout New England.
Lessons are structured to help students become well-rounded flutists. Each week, students prepare tone exercises, scales, finger exercises/technical patterns, etudes, and solo repertoire. Sight-reading is also a part of every lesson. Music theory and history are discussed when appropriate, usually in some form at each lesson, in order to help students develop a deeper understanding and appreciation for the music they are studying. Proper posture, hand position, and breathing are also carefully approached subjects. Much attention is paid to intonation and musicality, no matter the experience level of the student. Careful focus on all of these aspects of flute playing and musicianship from the very beginning of a student’s study ensures proper fundamentals and a solid set-up for whichever path music may take them in life. I believe strongly in a methodical approach to learning, and I carefully discuss how to practice with my students. Conversations about practice strategies and practice routines are tailored to each student.