November 8, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Suggested donation: $20 | $15 Senior | $5 College Student
Crista Miller is the Director of Music and Cathedral Organist at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart. She chaired the Organ Committee for Martin Pasi’s Opus 19 pipe organ and recently completed a series of French, German, and local multi-media organ-and-visual arts programs under an Individual Artist Grant by Houston Arts Alliance. She oversees the Co-Cathedral’s Celebrity Organ and First Friday series; leads a growing music program for adults and children; and serves as chair of New Music for the 2016 American Guild of Organists National Convention in Houston.
As soloist, Dr. Miller has performed in France, Spain, Italy, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Sweden, and Canada, and 17 states in the US, winning awards in playing competitions in Odense, Denmark, Fort Wayne and San Antonio. Dr. Miller has been a featured presenter for the Eastman School of Music, American Guild of Organists Region VII Convention, Church Music Association of America, and the University of North Texas. Her work on Middle Eastern elements in Naji Hakim’s music and relation to Charles Tournemire appears in the 2014 Mystic Modern: The Music, Thought, and Legacy of Charles Tournemire.
She earned the Doctorate of Musical Arts (DMA) in organ performance and literature and the Sacred Music Diploma at the Eastman School of Music, under Hans Davidsson, where she received the graduate award for the Eastman Rochester Organ Initiative (EROI). She earned the Master of Music degree from the University of Houston’s Moores School of Music, and previously the Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering at Oklahoma State University.