Kori Miller, Principal
Kori Miller received her Bachelor’s Degree in Vocal Performance from College of Charleston's School of the Arts, where she studied voice with Art Bumgardner and Robert Taylor. Ms Miller was frequently featured by the College of Charleston Opera, Concert Choir, Piccolo Spoleto Young Artist Series, Monday Night Concert Series, and Charleston's Pro Musica. During her time at College of Charleston, Ms. Miller received the Marguerite Elfe Erckman Vocal Award, Sue Simons Wallace Award for Excellence in Music, and Outstanding Student Award. She made her debut as a soloist with Charleston Symphony Orchestra at the Gaillard Center in 2009. Since then she has continued to be featured as a soloist with the CSO in performances of Handel’s Messiah, Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Serenade to Music, the Faure Requiem, and Haydn’s Lord Nelson Mass.
Operatic performances include Countess Almaviva in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Ciesca in Puccini’s Gianni Schicchi, Yum-Yum in Gilbert and Sullivan’s Mikado, and Lola in Moore’s Gallantry. Ms. Miller recently won a scholarship for the Opera Naples Young Artist Academy where she began her studies with with Manny Perez.
Ms. Miller currently serves as principal soprano in the internationally acclaimed Taylor Festival Choir where she has been the featured soloist on two compact disc releases with Delos Records (available on iTunes). She was also the featured soloist for the Brock Commission during a world premiere at ACDA’s Southern Division Conference with the Taylor Festival Choir. Ms. Miller teaches voice and piano at Black Tie Music Academy and is a soprano section leader at The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist in Charleston, SC.