Michelle Miller earned her Master’s of Music with a concentration in Vocal Performance at the University of Minnesota Duluth. During her time there she appeared on stage as Alisa (Lucia di Lammermoor), Ernesto in Haydn’s The World of the Moon, the Voice of the Mother (Les Contes d’Hoffman) and as part of the ensemble in the production of Die Fledermaus. In their opera scenes program, she portrayed the roles of Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Third Lady (Die Zauberflöte), and Mercédès (Carmen). She also performed with the Lyric Opera of the North’s productions of Don Pasquale and La Traviata.
During her studies at Berry College where she earned her Bachelor’s of Art degree in Music, Ms. Miller participated in the Berry Singers and the Concert Choir where she acted as the student conductor from 2010-2012. She also performed the role of Ruth in a concert setting of Pirates of Penzance and was the Alto soloist in Bruckner’s Te Deum.
As an educator Michelle worked extensively with the award winning UMD Voyageur program as a theatre and music instructor at a residency for Lincoln Park Middle School. There, she stage taught stage craft and technical theatre for The Fool of the World and His Flying Ship and co-authored and stage managed The Citronella Project, written for and performed by the students at Lincoln Park Middle School. Ms. Miller has traveled with the Voyageur program throughout Minnesota and Wisconsin performing to over 30,000 elementary students and teachers in advocacy shows that focused on anti-bullying and healthy eating through the productions Little Bigfoot and the Bullies and Pirates of the Carrot Bean. Michelle is an active member of the arts community in Marietta and Roswell, working as a community teaching artist with the Mt. Bethel Christian Academy, and performs regularly with the Michael O’Neal Singers and Mt. Bethel Chancel Choir.