Allison Miller, SK Flute NYO Member: 2016, 2017, 2018

Allison Miller

Flute – NYO Member: 2016, 2017, 2018 – SK

Bio

Allison Miller is a Canadian flutist currently based in Victoria, BC. Allison completed a Diploma of Music at the Victoria Conservatory of Music, studying with Richard Volet. She then went on to complete both a Bachelor of Music and a Master of Music specializing in Music Performance at the University of Ottawa, studying with Camille Churchfield. Allison is a three time NYO Canada alum and has participated in international tours to Portugal, Germany and Scotland as well as the Canadian Edges of Canada coast to coast tour. Allison has been the recipient of numerous awards and scholarships, most recently receiving The Payne-Lyon Prize for Excellence in Flute from NYO Canada. Allison is an active freelance musician and performs as a substitute musician with the Victoria Symphony Orchestra. Allison has a passion for teaching and is an RCM Gold Medal winning flute teacher. Allison has been heard on CBC and BBC Radio broadcasts as Principal Flute of NYO Canada.

Favourite NYO memory

My favourite moment from the NYO Canada 2018 session was playing the stunningly serene flute solo finish to Copland’s Appalachian Spring, performed in Usher Hall in Edinburgh, Scotland. 

Advice for new NYO applicants

My advice to a candidate debating whether or not to audition for NYO for the first time would be to apply! 100%! The growth and development that takes place in studying and recording the audition excerpts is huge. It’s always better to put yourself out there and take a risk than to play it safe! 


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