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ABOUT OUR DIRECTOR ...

Sandra Miller holds a Master of Music Education degree in Choral Conducting and Organ Performance from Wichita State University in Kansas. She also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in music education from Anderson University in Indiana, where she was honored with the Outstanding Alumni award. She has taught at the University of Portland and Warner Pacific College.

Sandy is active as a church musician, adjudicator, workshop clinician and guest director.  Her career highlights include conducting at Carnegie Hall, Canterbury Cathedral, the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, and the Vatican.

Her exemplary professional career includes choral conducting of children of all ages and adult singers in community, school, musical theater and liturgical settings. She has toured extensively in the United States, Canada and Europe as a conductor and accompanist.

As Founder and Artistic Director of the Oregon Children's Choir and Youth Chorale since its formation in 1994, Sandy has directed more than a dozen concert tours, including performances at Notre Dame Cathedral, St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna, St. John's Cathedral in Warsaw, and Chartres Cathedral.

 

ABOUT OUR ACCOMPANIST ...

After graduating from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music’s Preparatory Division, Gary Skye M.Mus. studied piano at the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, NY. He then earned a B.A. in psychology at Stanford University and a master's degree in piano performance at Portland State University,  Gary's debut solo piano album, a mix of classical and originals entitled "The Pathlighters and the Traveler", was released in 2011.

Gary is the accompanist for the Oregon Chamber Singers, the Portland Boychoir and the American Musical and Dramatic Academy's regional auditions. He works as a frequent freelance accompanist at Portland State University, George Fox University, Lewis and Clark College and University of Portland. He also enjoys accompanying middle and high school solo ensemble competitions and the NATS competition. Gary has previously held positions as a staff accompanist and vocal coach for the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, Sonoma State University’s Dept. of Music, and the Interlochen Center for the Arts in Michigan. Gary is the Wednesday Music Ministry Lead at New Thought Center for Spiritual Living in Lake Oswego, and has served both as a church music director and as a frequent guest singer-songwriter/pianist for numerous congregations across the country.

 

 


 
 

 

 

 
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