Cassandra Miller

Title: Lecturer of Music
Dept.: Music

Sandy (Cassandra) Miller is the artistic director for Heartland Youth Choir. She studied music education at the University of Northern Iowa. Passionate about education, and music, Sandy has gone on to receive her mastery in the Kodaly levels, and has taken class in Orff for her level II certification. In 2017 Sandy received her Masters Degree in Educational Leadership and Curriculum from Drake University. Currently, she is also an adjunct professor at Grand View College, teaching elementary music methods. Sandy has taught elementary music for the past 20 years at Des Moines Public Schools, St. Augustin, and most recently in the Johnston Community School District. Sandy has presented at the IMEA conference, ICDA, and has directed elementary honor choirs around Iowa. Working with children and adults to lead them to a life with music and constant learning is her passion. 

Educational Background

  • BME University Northern Iowa
  • MA Drake University

GV Start Date

  • August 2018

Areas of Expertise

  • Elementary Music Education
  • Youth Choral Conducting

Accomplishments

  • Published in Iowa Music Educators Journal
  • Presentation at Iowa Music Educators Conference
  • Conducted Honor Choirs for South Central Choral Festival, Des Moines Public Honor Choir 

Questions & Answers

What makes Grand View unique among other universities?
Grand View has such a supportive feel. Having smaller classes, I feel I can really get to know my students. The faculty is dedicated to each and every student. 
What is your favorite part about working at Grand View?
It is an honor to get to shape the future. I love interacting with young adults, their energy, their passion, and their knowledge.
Sandy Miller