Julia A. Miller
Julia A. Miller is a guitarist, composer, improvisor, sound artist, visual artist, curator and educator. Since 2011, Julia has lead the multimedia opera working group Articular Facet. In 2013, Julia received the Meier Achievement Award, an unrestricted grant given for the work of a significant mid-career artist. In 2012, Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari formed the band Volcano Radar which has collaborated with painter Lewis Achenbach on multiple iterations of his Jazz Occurrence Series. In 2016, Volcano Radar released “Electro Parables/Electro Parábolas” on the netlabel Pan y Rosas. In 2015, Julia initiated the Art of the Guitar concert series. Art of the Guitar spans the history of the modern guitar and related instruments from the Renaissance to the present, particularly to the avant-garde. In 2016, Julia’s major instrumental composition, “Weeds for Disklavier and Video”, was premiered and recorded at Pianoforte Chicago by Sid Samberg. Julia is pleased to serve on the Curatorial Board of the Ragdale Foundation and on the Advisory Board for High Concept Labs. Julia is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Sound at the School of the Art Institute (SAIC) in Chicago, and is Guitar Professor at Carthage College in Kenosha. Julia is a member of BMI. Julia received a DMA in composition from Northwestern University in 2005.