Mark Andrew Miller
Mark Miller currently serves on the faculty at both the Drew Theological School and the Institute of Sacred Music at Yale University where he teaches music and worship. He also is Director of the Gospel and Youth Choirs at the Marble Collegiate Church, in New York City. From 1999 to 2001 he was Music Associate and Assistant Organist of The Riverside Church in New York City.
Mark is well known throughout the United Methodist Church as a worship leader, teacher and performer of sacred music. Abingdon Press has written that he is a “rising star in the field of Protestant music.” Since 1997 Mark has performed concerts and directed conferences at churches both across the United States and internationally.
Mark is a life long United Methodist and the son, grandson, brother, and cousin of United Methodist clergy. He is an active lay person in the church being elected as a lay delegate to both the 2000 and 2004 General Conferences, and serving on the General Commission on the Status and Role of Women (‘97-‘00) and the General Commission on Christian Unity and Interreligious Concerns (’01-’04). In this quadrennium he is the Vice Chair of the Committee on Rules of Order and Plan of Organization for the General Conference, 2008. He is a member of Covenant United Methodist Church in Plainfield, New Jersey where is the chair of the Staff-Parish Relations Committee. In June he was the featured presenter on Evangelism and Worship at the Arkansas Annual Conference and also directed music for the Central Pennsylvania Annual Conference.
Composing for the church is one of Mark’s passions. In February of 2002 the Mark Miller Anthem Series was launched by Abingdon , and in March, 2003, Abingdon Press published his hymn collection, Amazing Abundance, Hymns for a Growing Church. Mark’s organ work, Toccata on “God Rest Ye Merry” was featured on National Public Radio’s program Pipe Dreams in 2002. In January of 2004, James Earl Jones was the narrator of his original work, Let Justice Roll: Song from a Birmingham Jail, which was also featured on NBC’s program Positively Black.
Mark received his Bachelor of Arts in Music from Yale University and his Master of Music in Organ Performance from Juilliard.