CONCERT, STUDIO & FAMILY PHOTOS
Riya Nagpal and Sydney Xue appeared in the April 1, 2012 Mid-Atlantic Music Teachers Guild Spring Festival and Competition as students of Brenda Kay Miller. Both received good ratings and Riya received the 3rd Place Trophy for her age category of participants.
On June 19, 2011, 12 Voice and Piano Students of Brenda Kay Miller performed in a recital of the Serrano’s Academy. A Picture of 3 of the Piano Students, Alejandro, Max and Melissa Lozado, appear with Ms. Miller.
On June 13, 2010, Nine Voice & Piano Students of Brenda Kay Miller performed in a recital of the Serrano’s Academy. Two Students from that recital and Ms. Miller appear in the pictures above, (from L. to R.) Gio Sancho, Vocalist & Pianist; Gio Sancho and Yvette Rivera, Vocalists; and Brenda Kay Miller, teacher. Ms. Miller accompanied all vocalists and three students of another Serrano’s Academy teacher. For a few seconds of movies on these two students click on the VIDEOS
page of this website and click the students first name at the bottom of the page.
December 29, 2007, Brenda Kay Miller appeared as the conductor for the SGI-USA East Territory Chorus accompanied by Jazz Pianist Onaje Allan Gumbs along with a total of about 90 classical, jazz and chorus performers. Shown here Ms Miller is conducting the singing of “Happy Birthday” to Daisaku Ikeda, President of the Soka Gakkai International, as part of a Celebratory Concert in honor of Daisaku Ikeda’s 80th birthday at a SGI sponsored concert in New York City’s Town Hall with 1500 in the audience also joining in the singing.
April 10, 2006, Brenda Kay Miller appeared on the SGI USA NY Concert Dreams Do Come True
which featured, Brenda’s long time friend and Director for the Sunrise Chorus, Ednah Holt and her guests. Brenda and Ednah sang the duet Get Happy/Happy Days
originally performed in the 1960s by Judy Garland and Barbra Streisand. A short except of this performance appears on the VIDEOS
page of this website.
In a concert, entitled Songs from the Heart
, held at the SGI-USA NY Center in November 2003, Brenda Kay Miller performed 3 of her original compositions and 2 opera arias. Also appearing on this concert are the pictured singers and accompanist from (L. to R.) Nathan Kaplan, Brenda’s accompanist; Carol Daly, jazz singer; Saundra Silliman, jazz singer; and Brenda Kay Miller, jazz/classical singer, in a photo taken at the end of the concert.
Brenda Kay Miller has also performed as Director and Co-founder of Sound Tapestry of Hoboken, Inc. (STOH) (1989-2000), pictured from left to right, STOH Fall 1998, STOH Summer of 2000; as Director of the SGI New York Sunrise Women’s Chorus, (1996-2008) pictured 2nd from the right; and as Director of the All Saints Glee Club, (1995-2000) pictured at the right as part of a 1998 benefit concert in which Ms. Miller sang as soloist accompanied by Edward F. Ginter, directed the All Saints Glee Club and sang with Vincent J. Barbo.
Brenda’s family, shown in pictures 1 and 2 from the left; her father, Robert Henry Miller, with her mother, Esther June Miller, and her sister, Vickie Jayne Miller, have given her encouragement throughout her life. Lastly, but certainly not least, her dear friend, Doris Totaro, pictured above on the right, is shown singing on a Sound Tapestry concert. Doris was Co-founder, Chorus Coordinator, Videographer and Chorus Singer for STOH (1989-2000).