Beginning in the summer of 2024, Dr. Miller will assume the position of director of music and organist at St. James’ Church in New York City, which means the spring semester will be his last one with us. Dr. Miller has made many significant contributions during his tenure, especially in establishing a music program that incorporates music into the heart of the seminary’s worship and communal life.

Specifically, Dr. Miller substantially developed the School’s coursework in music, offering not only courses in the core curriculum but electives on Bach, the Reformation, and the hymnody. A talented composer, Dr. Miller’s works regularly enrich the chapel liturgy. Dr. Miller additionally conducts the chapel choir and founded the Schola Cantorum chamber choir, which toured the United Kingdom in the summer of 2022. 

“Ken has been a wonderful colleague, contributing significantly to the formation of students in both classroom and chapel, and elevating our worship of God through his musical talent. He will be sorely missed,” said the dean of the School of Theology, the Very Rev. James Turrell. 

When asked about his impending departure Dr. Miller shared these thoughts: “While I am excited to take up my next call at St. James’, leaving Sewanee is a difficult prospect. The School of Theology has been and continues to be a terrific place to live out my vocation as a church musician, leading the community in daily prayer and singing, and teaching classes about music’s meaning in the liturgy and in Christian life. The way this community grows, worships, and sings together has been life-giving to me for the last eight years.”

Please join the School of Theology in wishing Dr. Miller the very best in his next chapter.