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    In addition to my video, here's a brief description of how we will be holding choir and orchestra classes safely. We will always be masked (even singers) and spaced as far apart as possible. We will have class outside whenever possible (my room has a door that opens out to the administrators lot). The larger orchestra classes will be held in the auditorium, so we have more room to spread out. If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach out - jmillar@tenafly.k12.nj.us

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Phone: 201-816-6621


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 and musical theatre 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 fall play and spring musical productions, 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, 2021

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