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Emporia Symphony Orchestra Meet the Conductor

Meet the Conductor: Dr. Ramiro Miranda

Ramiro Miranda enjoys an active career as orchestral conductor, violinist and educator. He has conducted several orchestras at the collegiate level, including performances of Mark Adamo's acclaimed opera "Little Women" and Mozart's "Cosí fan Tutte" with the University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera program, and numerous academic orchestras in the United States, Paraguay and Argentina. He is a frequent guest conductor of Midwest Chamber Ensemble in Kansas City, as well as the Asuncion City Symphony Orchestra, and Camerata Miranda in Paraguay. In addition, Miranda appears regularly as clinician at district honor orchestras and high schools music programs in the United States.

A native of Asunción, Paraguay, Miranda came to the United States to pursue a Bachelor's degree in violin performance at Pittsburg State University. Miranda also holds Master's degrees from Illinois State University in violin performance and orchestral conducting, and a Doctoral in Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri - Kansas City. In 2018, he was awarded a grant from the Koch Cultural Trust to attend the prestigious European American Musical Alliance’s Nadia Boulanger Institute at the historic Schola Cantorum in Paris.