Location: New York, USA
Miles Canaday currently serves as the Music Director of the Hobart and William Smith Colleges Community Chorus in Geneva, NY. For the last three years, he conducted various collegiate, church and community ensembles across Colorado, including the Metropolitan State University of Denver Women’s Chamber Choir, the Laudamus Chamber Chorale of Fort Collins, and St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church Choirs in Aurora. Miles completed a master’s degree in choral conducting at 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 is currently in his first year of the doctoral program in choral conducting at the Eastman School of Music, studying under Dr. William Weinert.
Miles began singing as a treble in the Choir of Men and Boys at Christ Church Greenwich, CT at age 9, and studied voice, solfeggio, piano and music theory with Joseph Leniado-Chira. He has since continued to participate in vocal ensembles, including the Yale Schola Cantorum, St. Martin’s Chamber Choir (Denver), the Colorado Bach Ensemble, and various Eastman choral ensembles.
After attending Phillips Academy Andover, Miles 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. Miles also has a wide variety of artistic administrative experience, including volunteering as the Music Librarian for the Little Orchestra Society of New York City during their 2005-6 season, and his recent full-time position as the Assistant Director of Public Relations at Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver.