Rhea Miller recently graduated with her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University and published her dissertation entitled, OperaTunity: Opera Education for the Community in May 2016. Dr. Miller was the Soprano Teaching Artist for Arizona Opera’s 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016 OperaTunity Outreach Program and she also had the opportunity to cover-study the roles of Lucia, Susanna, Josephine, Musetta, Violetta, Norina, and Marie in Arizona Opera's productions of Lucia di Lammermoor, Le nozze di Figaro, H.M.S. Pinafore, La bohème, La Traviata, Don Pasquale, and La Fille du Regiment.
Her performance credits include; Papagena in Mozart's Die Zauberflöte with Arizona Opera, the title role in Lucia di Lammermoor with The Celestial Opera Company in South Pasadena California, Romilda in the Florida State Opera's production of Handel's Serse, Pamina in the Florida State Opera Outreach's The Magic Flute, Yum-Yum in Ohio Light Opera's The Mikado, and Amor in La Musica Lirica's l'Incoronazione di Poppea in Novefeltria, Italy.
She also performed the title role in Suor Angelica, Zerlina in Don Giovanni, Casilda in The Gondoliers, and the First Nursemaid in Street Scene at the University of Utah.
Dr. Miller received both her Master of Music (Florida State University) and Bachelor of Music (University of Utah) degrees in Vocal Performance.
Her concert credits include; Soprano Soloist in Rutter's Requiem and Vivaldi's Gloria with Valley Presbyterian Church and Phoenix Symphony, Soloist with the Phoenix Symphony in the TRIO Gala 2014, Soloist with the Scottsdale Philharmonic Concert Series 2013-14, Soprano Soloist in Vivaldi’s Magnificat with the Tallahassee Civic Chorale, Soprano Soloist in Mozart's Requiem and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms with the Tallahassee Community Chorus, Mozart’s Requiem with the University of Utah Symphony, Soprano Soloist in Dubois' Seven Last Words of Christ with the Southern Utah Symphony, and Susanna in Le nozze di Figaro with Paradigm Symphony.
Dr. Miller is currently a music instructor in the Fine Arts Program at Bonneville Academy. She teaches middle-school Choir and Music Appreciation as well as Fine Arts and STEM Music to elementary students.
Dr. Miller is also a member of the Utah Opera Chorus and teaches voice and piano lessons in the Salt Lake City area.
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