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Millán, Luis

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Area: 
Orchestra, Theory, Classical Guitar
Phone: 
243-6836
Room: 
Mus 113
This season marks Dr. Luis Millán’s eleventh year as Orchestra Director at The University of Montana.  In addition to conducting the orchestra, Dr. Millán directs the Classical Guitar studio, and teaching Music Theory courses.  Under his leadership, The University of Montana Symphony Orchestra has demonstrated phenomenal growth, now being recognized as one of the best university orchestras in the Northwest.  Dr. Millán also serves as Music Director of Montana Lyric Opera, Conductor of Butte Symphony Orchestra, and orchestra Director at Red Lodge Music Festival.  Dr. Millán is also in demand as a guest conductor and clinician.  Recent engagements include conducting All-State Orchestras in Oklahoma (2010) and Montana (2011) and guest conductor of Billing Youth Orchestra (2011).

In addition to conducting and teaching, Dr. Millán remains active as a classical guitarist.  Recent guitar performances have included concerts throughout the Northwest and recitals in Vienna, Austria; Shanghai, China; and Madrid and Cordoba, Spain.

 
Before arriving in Montana, Dr. Millán directed the Orchestra Program at Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas; conducted youth orchestras in Topeka, Kansas, and Jackson and Saginaw, Michigan; served as Music Director of OPERA ONE and Opera Company of Mid-Michigan, Lansing, Michigan; and taught at Michigan State University’s Community Music School and Flint Institute of Music, Flint, Michigan.
 
Dr. Millán holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota (1991) and Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in Orchestral Conducting from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1993, 1997).
Education: 
Dr. Millán holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music from St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota (1991) and Master of Music and Doctorate of Musical Arts degrees in Orchestral Conducting from Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan (1993, 1997).
 
In addition to his musical pursuits, Dr. Millán enjoys competing in triathlons, playing golf, and hiking.