Dr. Jo Ann Millera picture of Dr. Jo Ann Miller

University Distinguished Professor

Director of Choral Activities

E-Mail: Jo.Miller@ndsu.edu
Office: 221 Music Education Building
Phone: (701) 231-7822


  • D.M.A., Univ. of Cincinnati, College Conservatory of Music
  • M.Ed., University of North Dakota
  • B.S., North Dakota State University

Jo Ann Miller has been involved in choral music for 35 years. Her involvement in the American Choral Director’s Association includes North Dakota state president, newsletter editor, repertoire and standards chair for the university level, audition chair for the 2006 North Central convention, program chair for the 2008 North Central convention, search committee member for the national executive director, panel member on community choirs at the national convention in Miami and participation in the committee which developed a five year strategic plan for national ACDA in 2007. She served as North Central division president from 2006 through 2008 and is currently the national treasurer and member of the Executive Board.

As Director of Choral Activities at North Dakota State University, her choirs tour regularly overseas and throughout the United States. The Concert Choir has been invited to perform at national, regional and state music conventions, including the 1992, 1996, 2000, 2004 and 2008 North Central American Choral Directors Association conventions and the 2001 national ACDA convention in San Antonio, Texas. They have most recently been invited to perform at the 2012 North Central American Choral Directors Association conference in Madison, Wisconsin.

Dr. Miller is the artistic director of the NDSU Baroque Festival and the chorus master of the Fargo Moorhead Symphony Orchestra. She was recently named a University Distinguished Professor, the highest honor awarded to faculty at North Dakota State University.

Other professional affiliations include MENC and the National Collegiate Choral Organization.


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