Location: Colorado, USA
Miles Canaday is the Interim Choir Director at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Aurora, Colorado. He recently finished a Masters degree in choral conducting at the Yale School of Music, studying with Profs. Marguerite Brooks and Jeffrey Douma, and receiving coaching from Masaaki Suzuki, Simon Carrington, and Simon Halsey. During his time at Yale, he was the Assistant Conductor of the Yale Glee Club and the Principal Assistant Conductor of the Yale Camerata. He began singing as a treble in the Choir of Men and Boys at Christ Church Greenwich at age 9, and studied voice, solfeggio, piano and music theory with Joseph Leniado-Chira. He has since continued to participate in vocal ensembles, performing across the US and Europe. After graduating from Phillips Academy Andover, he was the Music Librarian for the Little Orchestra Society of New York City during their 2005-2006 season. He graduated with a B.A. in music with honors from Harvard College, where he studied conducting with Jameson Marvin and Federico Cortese and was President of the Harvard Glee Club. With a keen interest in early 20th century music, he completed a senior thesis analyzing patterns and cacophony in Stravinsky’s Petrushka.