A member of the San Francisco Opera Orchestra since 1988, Mr Miland enjoys a successful career as a soloist, chamber & orchestral musician. He made his solo debut with the San Francisco Symphony at age 16 and that same year was selected to perform in the Rostropovich Master Classes at the University of California, Berkeley.
Many composers have written and dedicated new works for him including Ernst Bacon, David Carlson, David Conte, Andrew Imbrie, Lou Harrison, Jake Heggie and Dwight Okamura. He has collaborated in recital with many vocalists such as Zheng Cao, Joyce di Danato, Susan Graham, Marilyn Horne, Lorraine Hunt-Lieberson and Frederica von Stade. Mr. Miland was honored to join Ms. von Stade at her farewell recital in Carnegie Hall.
He has recorded extensively and most recently, he recorded the music of Jake Heggie on his upcoming CD, The Songs of Jake Heggie and Gene Scheer, scheduled for release in 2013.
Mr. Miland is featured in 3 recent films. In The Heart of a Bell by Eric Theirmann and Aleksandra Wolska, he performs Jim Meredith's Smirti, a haunting elegy for cello, Tibetan bells and chimes with the Sonos Handbell Ensemble. Upcoming tours with Sonos include include Japan and the Pacific Northwest. He also appears in the 2012 documentary, Lou Harrison - A World Music by Eva Soltes. Most recently, he was featured in Lua Hadar's DVD, Like a Bridge.