Professional Development Faculty
A stage director noted for his “gorgeously constructed stage pictures,” Josh Miller has served on the directing staff of The Glimmerglass Festival, Virginia Opera, Palm Beach Opera, The Fort Worth Opera Festival, Wolf Trap Opera Company, Opera San Antonio, Austin Opera and Austin Shakespeare.
Miller’s most recent directing credits include Britten’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream with Chicago Summer Opera, Bernstein’s Mass with the Austin Symphony, Austin Opera, Ballet Austin and the Grammy-Winning Choral Ensemble, Conspirare. Turn of the Screw (Texas State Opera), Suor Angelica & Gianni Schicchi (Saint Petersburg Opera), Carmen & La boheme (Spotlight on Opera), Le nozze di Figaro (Crane School of Music, Virginia Tech University & The University of Texas at Austin), a double-bill of The Italian Lesson & Trouble in Tahiti (Opera Piccola of San Antonio), Sweeney Todd (Butler Opera Center), The Rape of Lucretia & Little Women (Spotlight on Opera).
Miller’s production of Jake Heggie’s Three Decembers was chosen as a winner of Opera America’s Robert L.B. Tobin Director-Designer Showcase. He and his design team presented their production concept to artistic directors and industry professionals during a special session of Opera America’s annual National Opera Conference in Washington, DC. An avid promoter of new music, Miller produced the fully-staged world premiere of Rose Made Man by Franklin Piland and Tegan McLeod as a part of the Cohen New Works Festival. He also directed the theatrical premiere of Daren Hagen’s Cradle Song.
Dr. Miller is the 2021 Winner of the American Prize in Opera Directing, The Charles Nelson Reilly Prize.