About the Band and Orchestra Director
Ms. Lindsey Miller - Director of Instrumental Music
This is Ms. Lindsey Miller’s first year as the Bishop Alemany High School Band and Orchestra Director. Her hometown is Mercer, Pennsylvania, an hour north of Pittsburgh. In her spare time, she loves to follow all three major Pittsburgh sports teams: the Pirates, Steelers, and Penguins.
She received her Bachelor of Music in Music Education at Grove City College, a Christian college in Pennsylvania. At Grove City College, Ms. Miller was involved in multiple ensembles including the Grove City College marching band, concert band, wind ensemble, jazz band, orchestra, chamber orchestra, woodwind quintet, clarinet quartet, and pit orchestra for musicals. She also was selected as the student conductor of multiple groups including the Grove City College jazz band, concert band, and orchestra, and was the drum major her senior year. In addition, she has been a member of the Pennsylvania Intercollegiate Band, community bands, and local high school pit orchestras for musicals.
Upon graduation, she was the Assistant Marching Band Director at Riverview High School in Pittsburgh. She then went on to earn her Master of Music in Instrumental Conducting at George Mason University in Fairfax, Virginia. She studied with band composer Mark Camphouse and retired U.S. Air Force Band Commander Dennis Layendecker. While at GMU she worked with both the Wind Symphony and Symphonic Orchestra. She was also a substitute teacher for Fairfax County Public Schools. After she completed her master’s degree, she taught general music at Middle School of Plainville in Connecticut. Just weeks before the start of the school year, she found this job and moved to California the weekend before the first day of school. She appreciates the support she has received here and is grateful to God for the path that led her to Bishop Alemany.