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Richard Miller.

Richard Miller, a renowned vocal pedagogue, died May 5, at age 83.

Miller was the emeritus Wheeler professor of singing at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he taught for 42 years, until retiring in 2006.


A noted performer, Miller sang oratorio and opera, and his teachings greatly impacted vocal pedagogy. He gave numerous master classes around the world, and for 27 years was visiting professor at the Mozarteum International Summer Academy in Salzburg, Austria.

Miller's students have appeared at nearly all of the great opera houses around the world and serve on the faculties of major music schools. The author of eight books about singing, Miller was editor of the NATS Journal, now known as the Journal of Singing. He also served on the American Music Teacher editorial committee from 2000 to 2002.

Miller founded the Otto B. Schoepfle Vocal Arts Center at Oberlin and was an adjunct staff member in the Cleveland Clinic Foundation's Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery Department.

A World War II veteran, Miller earned a master's degree from the University of Michigan and received a Fulbright grant to study in Italy.

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Title Annotation:Passages; death of Richard Miller
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Date:Aug 1, 2009
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