Pianist Julie Miller will present a tribute concert for composer Keith Gates at SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music on Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m. in the Sara M. Snell Music Theater.
She will be joined by Robert Young, saxophone; John Ellis, trumpet; Lonel Woods, tenor, and Kenneth Andrews, flute, for the special faculty recital.
The concert is a tribute to Juilliard-trained composer Keith Gates (1948-2007), and will feature his compositions. Keith Gates composed in many genres, including symphonies, concerti and operas. His 100-plus works are for band, wind ensemble, orchestra and choir, as well as for various chamber ensembles and soloists.
This event is free, and the public is invited to attend.
About the performer:
Julie Miller has been an adjunct instructor at Crane for 10 years, and is the editor of Keith Gates’ works. Previously, she was an associate professor at McNeese State University, where she received the Outstanding Faculty Award from Sigma Alpha Iota—Beta Chi. She also taught piano, class piano and courses in music theory at Henderson State University, and piano at Ouachita Baptist University. Miller holds a Master of Music degree from the University of Illinois; her bachelor’s degree is from the University of Oklahoma, where she was named “outstanding senior” in the College of Fine Arts.
For more information about SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music, please visit www.potsdam.edu/crane.
Founded in 1886, SUNY Potsdam’s Crane School of Music has a long legacy of excellence in music education and performance. Life at Crane includes an incredible array of more than 300 recitals, lectures and concerts presented by faculty, students and guests each year. The Crane School of Music is the State University of New York’s only All-Steinway institution.