Katherine Miller is an active solo performer as well as chamber musician based in New York City. She has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious halls including the Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall as well as Boston’s Jordan Hall. Katherine has won numerous honors including NEC’s Piano Honors Competition, a second prize in the American Protégé competition as well as many scholarships.
Katherine is a frequent performer of new music and music written by women and minorities. She believes that music is the most essential form of human communication and works to create a more inclusive concert experience. She believes this can best be achieved by creating a more diverse and innovative concert program. To further this goal, Katherine was awarded a grant in 2016 to create the Boston Women’s Music Project and is currently working to premiere a feminist songbook, The Well-Tempered Woman, with composer Stefania de Kenessey and Soprano Eugenia Dante.
As a teacher, Katherine’s goal is to equip her students with the ability and desire to make music throughout their life. She has worked with students of all ages, ranging from 3-60+. Katherine has been teaching for around 5 years. She emphasizes the importance of performance with her students and has prepared many of her students to participate in recitals throughout the city. Katherine’s prepares her students to feel confident expressing themselves musically and sharing their music with audiences of all sizes.
Katherine wants all of her students to experience the joy of expressing themselves through music. Every student finds a different aspect of music to be most fulfilling or exciting, and she encourages her students to find and follow their interests through our lessons. For each of Katherine’s students, she determines which aspects of music performance are meaningful to them and helps them achieve this at the piano. In addition, she strives to expose them to other aspects that she finds exciting and meaningful, broadening their experiences in music. Katherine encourages her students to take an active role in selecting what they want to work on and guides them to take an active role in their learning. Katherine always makes sure her students feel supported and encouraged and that she wants them to do the best that they can do. She believes this supportive atmosphere is crucial to the learning process so that students are comfortable taking risks and growing in their music making.
Katherine earned her Bachelor of Music degree from New England Conservatory in Boston where she studied with the chair of the department, Bruce Brubaker. She is currently enrolled in a Master of Music program at Mannes College of Music currently studying with Thomas Sauer. Other major teachers have included Arkady Aronov and Dina Khudayberdieva. Katherine has attended numerous music festivals including Eastern Music Festival, Zephyr International Chamber Music Festival, The John Perry Academy, Siena Summer Music, International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF), Gijon International Piano Festival, and Orford Music Festival. Katherine has performed in masterclasses with Victor Rosenbaum, Wojciech Kocyan, John Perry, Jean Saulnier and many other notable pianists.