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Director of Music - James Millar

Please use this link for parents conferences on Thursday, March 31. See you then!

Meeting ID: 723 710 8593
Passcode: B6jfkn

We're back! What a joy it is to be back together, making music again. There is no substitute for being in the classroom together and hearing each other play and sing. We strive to keep everyone as safe as possible as we prepare for concerts, Madrigals and theatrical productions.

If you are looking for information on auditions for Advanced and Honors classes, please click on the appropriate tab - Choir or Orchestra.


Phone: 201-816-6621


Degrees and Certifications:

Bachelor of Music, Piano Northwestern University 1977 Master of Music, Orchestral Conducting, Northwestern University, 1978 Aspen Summer Music Institute, 1977, conducting Goldovsky Opera Workshop, 1978, 1979, conducting Mannes Opera Workshop, 1979, coach/accompanist Sessione Senese per la Musica e l'Arte, Siena, Italy, 2012, 2013, coach/accompanist, conductor Sarteano Choral Conducting Workshop, Sarteano, Italy, 2014, 2015, conducting

Mr. James Millar

Director of Choirs and Orchestras. Mr. Millar has taught at Tenafly HS since 2003. Prior to coming to Tenafly, he was the band director and musical theatre director at Passaic Valley HS in Little Falls.

Additional duties at Tenafly HS have included, assisting with the Marching Band, Stage Director and Music Director of the fall play and spring musical productions, director of the Madrigal Festival, Chamber Music Club Advisor, A Cappella Club Advisor and Production Advisor for the Fall Play and Spring Musical.

Conductor, Region 1 Junior Girl’s Chorus, 2012

Conductor, Region 2 High School Orchestra, 2015

Conductor, Region 1 Intermediate Orchestra, 2016

Conductor, NJ All State Honors Chamber Orchestra, 2017

Rehearsal Conductor, NJ All State Orchestra, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019

Principal Conductor, NJ All State Orchestra, 2022

Mr. Millar is the founder and artistic director of Summer Music in Tuscany, a 2-week chamber music festival in Sarteano, Italy. More information at

My Weekly Schedule

Period 1 - Prep

Period 2 - SATB Select Choir Honors

Period 3 - Extra Help

Period 4 - SSA Select Choir Honors


Period 5 - Concert Choir

Period 6 - Extra Help

Period 7 - Symphony Orchestra

Period 8 - Philharmonic Orchestra Honors