Elias Miller

Elias M.

Somerville, MA
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
During the past several years, I've tutored both advanced college students taking Harvard's music theory courses and younger beginners taking the equivalent of AP Music Theory. Whether its total harmony, keyboard skills, post-tonal analysis, ear-training, counterpoint or almost anything else, I'm more than happy to help.

About Elias M.

Hello! My name is Elias, I'm a professional pianist, cellist, and orchestra and opera conductor, and I couldn't be more excited to be taking piano, cello, and conducting students of all ages and levels. No matter what you're hoping to get out of your studies, I couldn't be happier to help you along on your musical journey.

A little about me:
I'm currently the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston and a conducting fellow at Opera Saratoga. I graduated from Harvard College summa cum laude with a B.A. in music in 2016 after transferring there from the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Program. I completed my master's degree in orchestral conducting at the University of Michigan in 2020. As a cellist, I have attended various prestigious music festivals including the Aspen Music Festival and School and the Bowdoin International Music Festival, and I have performed in concerts and masterclasses across the country. As a pianist, I have served as a rehearsal pianist and vocal coach for numerous operatic productions, and I frequently accompany both singers and instrumentalists in recitals, masterclasses, and lessons.

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Elias has been my piano teacher for 5 months and a half. He's very kind, patient, methodical and detail oriented. With his continuous help, I went from zero to playing minuets by Bach and Mozart with ease. I also learned to play scales, arpeggios, progressions and a lot of music theories along the way. In my opinion, what sets him apart is not only does he teaches you how to play, but also teaches you how to phrase music with lines, contrasts, crescendos and decrescendos, making "real" music. I really cannot thank him enough for my progress, and I would recommend him to anyone who wants to play great music!

Posted Aug 15, 2018

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Experience

Conducting Fellow
May 2020 - Present

Opera Saratoga

Music Director
May 2018 - Present

Apollo Ensemble of Boston

Cover Conductor, Section Cellist, Celeste & Keyboard Player
Sep 2018 - May 2020

University of Michigan; University Symphony Orchestra

Assistant Conductor
Sep 2018 - May 2020

University of Michigan; Campus Symphony and Philharmonia Orchestras

Senior Applications Consultant & Program Manager
May 2018 - Feb 2020

CollegeVine

Conductor
Mar 2016 - Jun 2019

Harvard Early Music Society

Music Director
Sep 2017 - May 2018

Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra Chamber Players

Assistant Conductor
Mar 2017 - May 2018

Boston Chamber Symphony

Assistant Conductor
Sep 2015 - May 2016

Harvard College Opera

Education

M.M. Orchestral Conducting
Aug 2018 - May 2020

University of Michigan

B.A. Music
Sep 2013 - Dec 2016

Harvard University

Studied Cello Performance
Sep 2012 - May 2013

New England Conservatory

Languages

Chinese

Professional Proficiency

German

Limited Proficiency

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