Miles Jackson

Distinguished Major Conducted Concert
April 29, 2023 - 8:00pm
Old Cabell Hall

Miles Jackson, Distinguished Major 2023 - conductingMiles Jackson will conduct a concert featuring both choral and instrumental chamber repertoire on Saturday April 29th, 2023 at 8pm in Old Cabell Hall on the historic Lawn of the University of Virginia. 

This concert examines the function of a text in choral repertoire and spans nearly a millennium of music, including works by Hildegard, Mozart, Schubert, Liszt, and Lauridsen. The program will be performed by a choir and a chamber orchestra of student volunteers, and will also feature the historic Old Cabell Skinner Organ, played by Jeremy Thompson.

Though music has always been a part of his life, Miles Jackson officially began his musical career as a trombone player in fourth grade, which he played consistently until his graduation. Having to choose either choir or band for the majority of grade school, he joined his first choir as a high school sophomore. Miles quickly fell in love with singing, and performed in his district and state choirs frequently throughout high school. Since coming to the University of Virginia, Miles has served as a tenor section leader for the University Singers and the First Presbyterian Church, and has been a student manager for Chamber Singers for the past two years.

Miles started vocal directing in his second year for the First Year Players, a student-led musical theater organization on Grounds, and has since vocal directed for two other FYP productions. Miles’ formal conducting training began last year in a two-semester choral conducting course with Director of Choral Music Michael Slon, and continued in a single-semester seminar with Professor Ben Rous, Director of the Charlottesville Symphony. Miles is double majoring in Music and Cognitive Science with a concentration in Linguistics and is minoring in French.

This recital is supported by the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund. Established in 2004 by the generosity of Mr. Alan Y. Roberts ('64) and Mrs. Sally G. Roberts, the Charles S. Roberts Scholarship Fund underwrites the private lessons and recital costs for undergraduate music majors giving a recital in their fourth year as part of a distinguished major program in music.  To see all of our Distinguished Major Recitals please visit See all of our 2022-2023 Distinguished Majors here.

Old Cabell Hall is located on the south end of UVA's historic lawn, directly opposite the Rotunda (map). Parking is available in the Central Grounds parking garage on Emmet Street, in the C1 parking lot off McCormick Road, and in the parking lots at the UVA Corner. 

Please contact the Music Department at 434.924.3052 or for more information.


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UVA Department of Music
112 Old Cabell Hall
P.O. Box 400176 Charlottesville, VA 22904-4176