Dr. Samantha Miller is a hybrid performer and vocal instructor, specializing in both commercial and classical techniques. Miller has been described by the Columbus Dispatch as a singer with “skill and confidence.” She has held professional engagements with the West Virginia Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Lynchburg Symphony, Virginia Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Louisiane, and Prelude to Performance in NYC. Dr. Miller has served on faculty at Louisiana Christian University and University of Louisiana, Lafayette and is an active member of the National Association of Schools of Singing. Many of Dr. Miller’s students, both past and present, have won or placed in national vocal competitions and are successfully entering the music industry as opera singers, musical theater performers, worship leaders and performing artists.
In 2010, Dr. Miller’s research on Stephen Collins Foster was published in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture. She received a Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Doctor of Musical Arts in Vocal Performance from The Ohio State University, where she proudly studied with Dr. Robin Rice.
In addition to research, Dr. Miller is an active songwriter and worship leader. She and her husband, Gabriel, are worship pastors at All Peoples Church in Lynchburg, where they have released two live worship albums, The Sound of Revival (2017) and The Wilderness Chronicles (2022). She released her debut solo album of original songs called The Still Small Voice in 2019. While Dr. Miller is extremely passionate about training singers and being an advocate for singers, she has a strong desire to minister to young women and provide Christian discipleship and community through Real Gathering. This ministry through All Peoples Church is designed to bring young adult women in the community together to pursue real talk about real issues and find real answers in our real God.