Director of Music and Cathedral Organist at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Crista Miller is the Director of Music and Cathedral Organist at Houston’s Co-Cathedral of the Sacred Heart where she chaired the Organ Committee for Martin Pasi’s Opus 19 pipe organ. She oversees the Celebrity Organ Series and the First Friday University of Houston Series and leads a growing Cathedral music organization, with the Schola Cantorum in high demand for large-scale, festive liturgies, including those prepared for the National Catholic Education Association, the National Winter Conference of the University of St. Thomas’ St. Basil’s School of Gregorian Chant, Church Music Association of America, various Archdiocesan offices, and for Archbishop Joseph A. Fiorenza’s ceremonial receipt of the Pallium from Pope Benedict XVI in Rome in 2005. Dr. Miller is in additional demand as an accompanist, appearing with CANTARE Houston, Houston Masterworks Chorus, the Bay Area Chorus, St. Cecilia Chamber Choir, Houston Children’s Chorus, and various visiting university, high school, and children’s choral groups that make pilgrimages to the Co-Cathedral. Formerly choir director/organist at the Chapel of St. Basil at the University of St. Thomas, her service playing as at Third Presbyterian Church, Rochester, NY, has been broadcast live on WXXI Public Radio.