Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor of Music, Piano Northwestern University 1977 Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting, Northwestern University, 1978 Aspen Summer Music Institute, 1977, conducting Goldovsky Opera Workshop, 1978, 1979, conducting Mannes Opera Workshop, 1979, coach/accompanist Sessione Senese per la Musica e l'Arte, Siena, Italy, 2012, 2013, coach/accompanist, conductor Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop, Sarteano, Italy, 2014, 2015, conducting
Mr. James Millar
Director of Choirs and Orchestras. Mr. Millar has taught at Tenafly HS since 2003. Before that, he was the band director at Passaic Valley HS in Little Falls.
Additional duties at Tenafly HS have included, assisting with the Marching Band, Stage Director and Music Director of the spring musical production, director of the Madrigal Festival, Chamber Music Club Advisor, A Cappella Club Advisor, Production Advisor for the Fall Play and Spring Musical.
Conductor, Region 1 Junior Girl’s Chorus, 2012
Conductor, Region 2 High School Orchestra, 2015
Conductor, Region 1 Intermediate Orchestra, 2016
Conductor, NJ All State Honors Chamber Orchestra, 2017
Rehearsal Conductor, NJ All State Orchestra, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019
Future Conductor, NJ All State Orchestra, 2020
Mr. Millar is the founder and artistic director of Summer Music in Tuscany, a 2-week chamber music festival in Sarteano, Italy.
My Weekly Schedule
Period 1 - Prep
Period 2 - Extra Help
Period 3 - SATB Select Choir
Period 4 - SSA Select Choir
Period 5 - Concert Choir
Period 6 - Extra Help
Period 7 - Orchestra
Period 8 - Philharmonic