Cristi Miller, a teacher and published composer, graduated from Oklahoma State University with a B.M.E. and began her teaching career in Henryetta, Oklahoma instructing grades 7-12. She moved to the Putnam City Schools in 1989 and was selected as the Putnam City Teacher of the Year in 1992. She recently received one of the four Excellence in Education Awards given through the Putnam City Foundation. She has also been awarded several grants through this foundation to assist in various music teaching endeavors.
Cristi is a frequent clinician and director across the United States and Canada. She presently has over 50 choral pieces in publication through the Hal Leonard Corporation. One of her pieces was selected for the 1999 MENC World's Largest Concert.
Along with her teaching responsibilities, Cristi is the co-director of the Joyful Sound Singers at the United Methodist Church of the Servant in Oklahoma City, as well as a member of the adult choir. She and her husband, Rick, are the proud parents of Luke, Ashley and Christopher.