Jared Miller, composer in residence at the Lansing Symphony Orchestra.

In Tuesday’s (9/12) Lansing State Journal (Michigan), Ken Glickman writes, “The Lansing Symphony Orchestra’s first concert of its 94th season looks like a sure winner. Music Director Timothy Muffitt has assembled a program for Thursday night that perfectly introduces the entire season, featuring a work by the new composer-in residence Jared Miller, a Maurice Ravel piano concerto with up-and-coming soloist Claire Huangci, and … Dvořák’s ‘New World’ [Symphony]…. Muffitt’s most significant accomplishment may be the composer-in-residence project. A great believer in contemporary music, Muffitt wanted to bring young, talented composers to Lansing audiences while also establishing the LSO as an orchestra that supports new talent. Patrick Harlin was the LSO’s first composer-in-residence … Playing on that success, the LSO recently announced Jared Miller, professor of music at the North Carolina School of the Arts, as its second composer-in-residence…. Miller received his bachelor’s degree from the University of British Columbia and … his MA and DMA from the Juilliard School…. Miller said he doesn’t write in a single style of music…. He said, ‘Today’s world of music is a very broad one—electronic, music for video games, movies and traditional concert hall music.’ ” The orchestra performed his “Surge and Swell” on opening night.