Timothy Lee Miller (b. 1961) is an American composer, arranger and publisher writing unique contemporary concert music for chamber ensembles, orchestra, wind ensemble, chorus and solo voice, as well as jazz music. He has also written for several small film and television projects, however, his primary focus is concert music. He has earned degrees from the University of Tennessee (BS Music Ed, 1984), the University of Miami (MM Media Writing and Production, 1990) and Vermont College of Fine Arts (MFA Composition, 2013). His principle composition teachers have been John Anthony Lennon, James Progris, Tamar Diesendruck, Jonathan Bailey Holland, Andy Jaffe, John Fitz Rogers and Roger Zahab. He has received numerous commissions and awards, including several ASCAP awards. His works have been performed throughout the US and Europe. His music is recorded on ERMMedia, Navona and Ansonica Records, and Phoenix Classics.
Recent commissions include Three Poems of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow for soprano Lauren Alfano-Ishida in New York City, Traveler: Music for Chamber Orchestra for Bede Williams and the St Andrews New Music Ensemble in St Andrews, Scotland, and The Callithumpian Duck for Keith McClelland, retired professor of bassoon at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. His Kid’s Play: A Fun Suite for Orchestra was awarded a Distinguished and Special Mention at the 2009 IBLA Grand Prize Competition in Ragusa, Italy. His six-part a cappella setting of The Garden of Dreams, a poem of Madison J. Cawein, was a winner in the International Music Prize for Excellence in Composition 2011, and his choral setting of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem The Day Is Done was a finalist in the same competition. His Divinitus for chamber sextet was a finalist in the 2014 American Prize for Excellence in Composition, and his choral works Jubilate Deo and The Garden of Dreams were both semi-finalists in the 2015 American Prize.