Dr. Ramiro Miranda, Conductor
The Topeka Symphony Youth Orchestra
Dr. Ramiro Miranda is associate professor at Emporia State University, where he teaches upper strings and conducts the Emporia Symphony Orchestra and the ESU Chamber Orchestra. He has conducted several orchestras at the collegiate level including the University of Missouri-Kansas City Opera program and numerous academic orchestras in the United States and Latin America. He is a guest conductor of the Midwest Chamber Ensemble in Kansas City, as well as the Asuncion City Symphony Orchestra and Camerata Miranda in Paraguay. In addition, Dr. Miranda appears regularly as a clinician at high school music programs in the United States. He was assistant conductor of Colorado MahlerFest XXVII, and has participated in several conducting and orchestral performance workshops in the United States, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, and France.
As a violinist and chamber musician, Dr. Miranda has given solo recitals in the United States, Latin America, and China. He is a member of the Wichita Collaborative String Quartet where he performs a wide variety of styles, including jazz and avant-garde.
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 Doctorate in Musical Arts in orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.