Steven M. Miller Scholarship for Music Composition and Sound Design – Contributions

PLEASE HELP US HONOR THE MEMORY OF STEVEN M. MILLER BY CONTRIBUTING TO THIS SCHOLARSHIP FUND!

Each year the Santa Fe University of Art and Design Charitable Foundation will award a scholarship to a student in the Contemporary Music Program who is actively working in the area of music composition, electroacoustic music, computer music, acoustic ecology, or sound design. This scholarship, The Steven M. Miller Scholarship for Music Composition and Sound Design, is available to students who have completed their first academic year of study at SFUAD.

The SFUAD Charitable Foundation is currently receiving donations to establish an endowed scholarship fund in the amount of $20,000. Your gift will contribute to this endowment, which will produce an annual scholarship for perpetuity.

WHILE DONATIONS OF ANY AMOUNT ARE APPRECIATED, PLEASE CONSIDER JOINING THE COMPOSER’S CIRCLE WITH OTHER FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES OF STEVEN’S FROM AROUND THE WORLD BY MAKING A $1,000 CONTRIBUTION-THE EQUIVALENT OF A 1 YEAR SCHOLARSHIP FOR A CONTEMPORARY MUSIC STUDENT.


You may donate to this fund online or by printing out this form which can be mailed in along with your check to:

SFUAD Charitable Foundation
2050 Botulph Road, Suite A
Santa Fe, NM 87505

SFUAD Charitable Foundation is a 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt organization #45-3247457. Your contribution is tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.

StevenPhotoSteven M. Miller was a composer, sound artist, and musician who taught in the Contemporary Music Program at the College of Santa Fe from 1996 to 2007, chairing that program until 2003. He then served as Associate Professor of Sonic Arts at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at the National University of Singapore until moving back to Santa Fe during the summer of 2014, after being diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Miller was instrumental in shaping the Contemporary Music Program, now one of the largest departments at Santa Fe University of Art and Design. His vision and his commitment to balancing traditional music studies with extensive work in music technology and world music remain the core values of the CMP.

Miller curated and produced the Santa Fe International Festival of Electroacoustic Music for 12 years, bringing the world’s most important practitioners of this art form to serve residencies at the college and to interact with students and the Santa Fe community. He organized and co-hosted the weekly radio broadcast of contemporary music and sound art Other Voices, Other Sounds on KUNM radio in Albuquerque, and curated the Atrium Sound Space ambient sound gallery in Benildus Hall. He founded and directed the college’s first gamelan ensemble, and actively studied and performed the music of Java, Bali, the Balkans, the Middle East and North Africa. His writings can be found in international journals, websites, and magazines on computer music, acoustic ecology, and world music.

This scholarship is made possible through the generous donations of Steven Miller’s friends around the world: composers, performers, authors, acoustic ecologists, music technologists, arts activists, ethnomusicologists, educators, relatives and family friends, who continue to value the contributions made by Steven Miller to the world of music and to the hundreds of students influenced by his work and by his teaching.

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The SFUAD Charitable Foundation thanks the following generous individuals and organizations for their contributions to the Steven M. Miller Scholarship Fund:

($1,000 +)
Gregory Anderson
Carl Eynatian
Madeline E. Feijoo
Fred Mudge
Steven Paxton
Round Mountain

($25-$999)
Canton Becker
Paul Brown
Deborah Daniels
Jay Earl
John Egenes
Steven Feld
Polly Ferber
Jamie Gagan
Guitarjamz.com
John Heinritz
Michael Lawless
James Lawrence
Local Branding Group
Daniel McNichol
America Meredith
Melanie Monsour
Nancy Newton
Oliver Prezant
Paula Rivera
Christopher Shultis
Elena Sopoci
John Trueax

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