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Samantha Miller

Coordinator of Vocal Studies, Professor of Music, Voice


  • D.M.A. in Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University
  • M.M. in Vocal Performance, The Ohio State University
  • B.A. in Music Education & Applied Music, Alderson-Broaddus University




Dr. Samantha Miller has enjoyed a professional career as both a hybrid voice teacher and performer. She has held professional engagements with the West Virginia Symphony, Roanoke Symphony, Lynchburg Symphony, Alluvion Theater Company, Virginia Opera, Opera Columbus, Opera Louisiane, Opera Roanoke, Opera on the James, and Prelude to Performance in NYC. Her favorite roles include Rosina in Il barbiere di Siviglia, Adina in L’elisir d’amore, and Queen of the Night from Die Zauberflöte. More recently, Dr. Miller has appeared with Opera on the James as La Maestra delle Novizie in Suor Angelica and with Opera Roanoke as Mother in Amahl and the Night Visitors and Barbarina in Le nozze di Figaro, a performance that Opera News reviewed as “brightly engaging.”  
Dr. Miller is a Professor of Voice and the Vocal Coordinator at Liberty University. She has served on the faculty at Louisiana Christian University and the University of Louisiana, Lafayette. Many of Dr. Miller’s students, 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. Her students actively participate in summer and young artist programs with Opera Roanoke, Ohio Light Opera, Opera in the Ozarks, Opera Lucca, Saluzzo Opera Academy, Chicago Summer Opera, and Trentino Music Festival.  
In addition, Dr. Miller is a co-worship pastor with her husband, Gabriel, at All Peoples Church in Lynchburg, VA. Samantha has written and co-produced three albums of original songs with All Peoples Church, entitled The Sound of Revival, Still Small Voice, and The Wilderness Chronicles.  
Dr. Miller is an active writer and researcher. Her research on Stephen Collins Foster is published in Music in American Life: An Encyclopedia of the Songs, Styles, Stars, and Stories that Shaped our Culture. She is also a featured contributor to The Choral Director’s Cookbook, published by GIA Publications. 
Samantha is deeply committed to helping singers realize the full potential of their voices in all genres and styles and replicating that passion in her singing. She occasionally enjoys sharing her thoughts and singing on Instagram @drsrsmillsings.  
Dr. Miller received a D.M.A. in Vocal Performance (2009) and an M.M. in Vocal Performance (2006) from The Ohio State University, where she was a proud student of Dr. Robin Rice. He resides in Campbell County with her husband, Gabriel and two sons, Bowden and Jude. 

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