Miss Mandy Miller

 

Founder & Artistic Director

Miss Miller founded Dunfermline Junior Chorus in 2005. The organisation has gone from strength to strength and now has four choirs and a membership of more than 140 young people aged 6 to 17 years. Members of DJC have experienced the thrill of performing in Carnegie Hall, New York, the Royal Festival Hall, London and the Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow.

 

Mandy has been Head of Music in Lochgelly High School since 1987.

 

In 1997 she was awarded an Artist Teacher Diploma in Chicago and a Master Teacher Certificate in Choral Music Education in 1999 (Chicago) from Dr Doreen Rao as part of The Choral Music Experience Institute. She regularly teaches on the Faculty of the CME Institute in addition to her role as Executive Director with responsibility for UK and Europe

 

Early in 2000 Mandy was awarded The Paul Harris Fellowship by The International Rotary Foundation in recognition of her positive contribution to music making within the community.

 

Mandy works enthusiastically at regional, national and international level to further the cause of music making:

Chair of The Scottish Association for Music Education; Visiting Assessor & Marker for The Scottish Qualifications Authority; Administrator of The Fife Festival of Music and twenty fifth year as Musical Director of Dunfermline Choral Union. In 2012 she started a choir in a high security men’s prison and this has proved to be particularly meaningful and successful for all involved.

 

Mandy is in great demand as a workshop practitioner in Choral Music Education and is an experienced teacher of choral conducting in UK, Ireland, Canada and the USA. In October 2017 she returns to St Louis to undertake her seventh Conducting/Teaching residency with the St Louis Children’s Choirs and Music Teachers in the St Louis district.

 

She continues to give thanks for a life richly blessed with music making and like-minded friends.