Jane Ramseyer Miller is Guest Artistic Director for “RISE UP!”
Jane Ramseyer Miller is TCGMC’s Guest Artistic Director for TCGMC’s Spring 2018 concert, Rise Up!
Ramseyer Miller is Artistic Director for GALA Choruses, the leader of the LGBT Choral Movement in the United States, Mexico and Canada. She is responsible for the artistic aspects of GALA events, resources and festivals.
Ramseyer Miller is also in her 23rd year as Artistic Director for One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s 125-voice LGBTA chorus.
“(Departing Artistic Director) Ben Riggs envisioned our spring concert to be presented in the spirit of resistance and persistence,” said Executive Director Jeff Heine. “We have been singing for our lives for 37 years, and Ben had wanted to do a social justice themed concert for some time. We both felt that time is now. Rise Up! speaks for marginalized and oppressed communities in our society through music. Jane’s experience made her the perfect fit for this concert.”
“2017 has been a year full of sanctioned discrimination, fear and hatred,” Jane told the singers of the Chorus just before our first rehearsal on January 9. “Let’s let our voices ring out in 2018 to confront this rhetoric and create a world where all voices are valued.” Learn more about our spring concert, Rise Up!
Jane Ramseyer Miller serves as Artistic Director for GALA Choruses and is responsible for the artistic aspects of GALA events, resources and festivals. She is also in her 23rd year as Artistic Director for One Voice Mixed Chorus, Minnesota’s 125-voice LGBTA chorus.
She holds a Masters of Music in Choral Conducting from the University of Minnesota and a BA in Psychology from the University of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada.
She thrives on creative community collaborations and has created choral music with The Women’s Cancer Resource Center, Well-Strung, Green Card Voices, Shakopee Women’s Correctional Facility, In the Heart of the Beast, Kairos Dance Theatre, Mu Daiko and Teens Rock the Mic among others.
Ramseyer Miller has received the GALA Choruses Legacy Award for her conducting, innovative programming and commitment to community engagement. She was awarded the ACDA VocalEssence Award for Creative Programming and the ACDA Minnesota Advocate for Choral Excellence (ACE) Award. Jewish Pride awarded her their Tikkun olam “Healing the World Award” for a project exploring the music of LGBT and Jewish music of the Holocaust.
In 2017 she produced, with One Voice, an outdoor gender-bending production of the Pirates of Penzance on Raspberry Island. She has commissioned over 30 new choral works and loves the process of creating new programs and compositions with living composers.
Rise Up! – March 23 and 24, 2018, 8pm at Ted Mann Concert Hall.
Tickets available online and by calling the UofM Tickets and Events Office at 612-624-2345.