Faculty & Staff


Shawn Cody Miller

Assistant Professor 
Director of Choral Activities

NFAC 315

cody.miller@uwsp.edu




Education

  • D.M.A Choral Conducting, Michigan State University
  • M.M. Conducting, Baylor University
  • B.M. Vocal Music Education, St. Olaf College

 

About

Dr. Shawn Cody Miller is the Director of Choral Activities and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, where he leads a choral program of nearly 200 singers, conducts Concert Choir, Choral Union, and Campus Choir, and teaches undergraduate and graduate courses. Most recently, he was Assistant Professor of Music at Indiana University South Bend where he led both the choral and music education areas. Prior to his university work, Dr. Miller spent several years working in K-12 education in Texas as Director of Choirs at Texas Christian Academy – Waco and Associate Choir Director at Milstead Middle School in Houston.

Dr. Miller has been invited to present sessions in over a dozen states on choral excellence, rehearsal planning, and performance practice. As part of his D.M.A. degree at Michigan State, he created a modern, performing edition of Johann Albrechtsberger's Missa Solennis pro Coronatione Francis II: di Regis Hungariæ — a work which was never published, and until 2020, was last performed 1807. He was subsequently invited to present the work in a poster session at the 2018 Central/North Central Region ACDA conference in Chicago. 

In 2019 he became the third Artistic Director of the Monteverdi Chorale – a sixty-voice auditioned community choir located in Stevens Point. Founded in 1987, the Monteverdi Chorale has performed large works with the Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra, toured five countries, performed at the Kennedy Center, and been invited to sing at three WCDA conferences. He has previously held multiple posts with community and church ensembles, including Assistant Conductor of the acclaimed Houston Children's Chorus and Conductor of the Ingham Festival Chorale – a community ensemble that primarily performs choral-orchestral works. In demand as a guest conductor and clinician, he has worked with collegiate, high school, junior high, church, and community choirs, and frequently adjudicates district and state contests. 

Dr. Miller received his B.M. in Vocal Music Education from St. Olaf College, M.M. in Conducting from Baylor University, and D.M.A. in Choral Conducting from Michigan State University. He currently serves on the board of the Wisconsin Choral Directors Association as Central Representative.