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Organist Dan Miller to perform at Divinity Lutheran

Dan Miller

Sunday, March 16 at 3:00 PM in the Sanctuary

Keep your calendars open for Sunday, March 16!  The Arts in Action team will be presenting Mr. Dan Miller, organist, composer and arranger in concert on our organ at Divinity.  This concert is free and open to the public.  A reception will follow to meet the artist.

In considering the scope of Dan Miller’s gifted career, one finds it embraces the entire gamut of musical artistry. He is internationally renowned as a pianist, organist, harpsichordist and keyboardist, and has a fascination with computer music technology. He has taught music, conducted choral groups and orchestras, led and facilitated worship in many different settings, and managed large concert productions and music conferences. He is also respected as an innovative leader in handbells. A professional member of ASCAP (American Society of Composers and Publishers), Mr. Miller is well-known for his composing and arranging, and has several published works with Morningstar Music, Hinshaw Music, FitzSimons, Belcanto Press and He has been seen and heard live in concert and through recordings on radio, television, and the internet. He has been the featured solo organist with several symphony orchestras. He is a former Dean of the Ft. Lauderdale chapter of The American Guild of Organists, and has served the Portland chapter AGO as Membership Coordinator. He continues to enjoy his work as consultant and advisor in designing heroic grand organs of world-class significance and preeminence. Since 1999 Mr. Miller holds the distinguished position of Product Manager at Rodgers Instruments Corporation, one of the world’s leading organ builders, in Hillsboro, Oregon.

A church organist since age fifteen, Dan Miller has served at several notable churches. At Calvary Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, he presided over the world’s thirteenth largest pipe organ; at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, he served as assistant organist to Diane Bish. Currently Dan is the Organist for St. Matthew Lutheran Church and the Artist in Residence for Bethel Congregational Church in Beaverton, Oregon. He also serves many churches nationwide as Guest Organist for their worship services.

Mr. Miller holds a Church Music Diploma from Moody Bible Institute. He majored in organ performance at the American Conservatory of Music, holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from Florida Atlantic University, and a Master of Music degree in Organ Performance from Winthrop University.

Mr. Miller has recorded 20 organ compact discs, of which some selections have been broadcast on National Public Radio’s “Pipedreams”. His first CD, The Calvary Organ Dedication, was chosen as “The Organ CD to Die For” by Stereophile magazine in its February 1994 issue. MP3 files of his recordings are available for download on the internet.

Dan and his wife Sandy live in Hillsboro, Oregon. They have two daughters and three grandchildren.

For more information please visit his website: or find him on Facebook.

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