Memorial Concert for John Miller Oct. 30

The Yale School of Music will present a memorial concert for John Miller on Sunday, October 30, at 4 pm in Morse Recital Hall at Sprague Hall.

John’s extraordinary contributions to the YSM Music in Schools Initiative will be celebrated musically by students, faculty, and alumni, and a Morse Academy student from the New Haven Public Schools.

All are welcome to join the YSM community and members of the Miller family in this memorial tribute. The event is free and open to the public.

Memorial donations may be made to the John Miller Instrument Fund for New Haven Public Schools (Office of the Dean, Yale School of Music, P.O. Box 208246, New Haven, Ct, 06520-8246).

Published October 10, 2011
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A Message from the Dean

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

It has been a great comfort to me to observe how our community has come together and sustained each other since John Miller’s death Thursday morning. Thank you for the many ways you have reached out to the YSM community with your expressions about John and the enormous influence he had on the children of New Haven and on all of us. The support from our friends throughout the University and New Haven continues to offer reassurance.

Some of you have asked how to send condolences to John’s family, and they have indicated that they would appreciate hearing from you at the address below:

The Richard J. Miller Family
50 Pleasant Lane
Poughkeepsie, NY 12603

The family will receive friends on Sunday (tomorrow), September 18, from 2:00 until 6:00 p.m. at Straub, Catalano & Halvey Funeral Home, 55 East Main Street, Wappingers Falls, NY. A Mass of Christian Burial will be offered at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 19, at St. Mary’s Cathedral, 11 Clinton Street, Wappingers Falls with interment to follow in the St. Mary’s Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial donations in John’s name be made to the John Miller Instrument Fund for New Haven Public Schools, Office of the Dean, Yale School of Music, P.O. Box 208246, New Haven, CT, 06520-8246.

We will be notifying you about memorial events for John as they are planned and scheduled. I encourage you to care for yourselves and your friends in the days ahead, and to call on the resources that are available to all of us.

With heartfelt gratitude to each of you,


Robert Blocker

Published September 17, 2011
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John Miller ’07MM and students featured on WTNH-8

Picture 8John Miller ’07MM, manager of community programs at the Yale School of Music, and students from the John C. Daniels School in New Haven appeared on a Channel 8 news segment recently. Miller described the program, which began only two years ago and already involves almost 50 students. The program kicked off when the school received 36 instruments from the VH1 Save The Music Foundation. Other instruments, he said, came from teachers at the school and members of the community. The John C. Daniels band students are high achievers. In the 2008-09 academic year, they performed at over 30 concerts, and many of them also study at the Neighborhood Music School.

View the video of the band’s WTNH-8 appearance HERE.

Published December 23, 2009
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