David Alan Miller is an American conductor. He was raised in Los Angeles, and attended the University of California at Berkeley.
He pursued graduate studies at Juilliard, where he received his master's degree in conducting. Miller became the music director of the New York Youth Symphony, and served as a conducting fellow and associate director at the Los Angeles Philharmonic Institute. He was named assistant conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic
by André Previn
, and became associate conductor in 1990. Since 1992, he has been the conductor of the Albany Symphony Orchestra, where he has premiered works by contemporary American composers, and in 1998 he founded an annual American Music Festival for presenting new works. Miller also established a contemporary music ensemble, the Dogs of Desire, which is made up of members of the ASO. The group regularly commissions and performs new works by young American composers. Miller has conducted many orchestras as a guest conductor, appearing with the Los Angeles Philharmonic
, the New World Symphony
, the Boston Pops
, and other orchestras in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Australia. He has recorded extensively for Naxos
and Albany Records