Karla J. Miller received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano performance and vocal music education from Augsburg College in Minneapolis and her Master of Music degree from St. Cloud State University in Choral Conducting and Choral Literature.

Karla is a full time Music Instructor at North Hennepin Community College and conducts three choral ensembles, teaches music theory, music appreciation, piano and voice. She has taught at NHCC for 28 years. She also directs a performing chorus for retired Sr. Citizens called the Northwest Singing Seniors.  Karla has been involved in church music most of her life either as pianist, organist or choir director.  She is currently serving Family of God Lutheran Church in Brooklyn Park as organist/accompanist.

Professional memberships include the  American Choral Directors Association, Minnesota Music Educators Association, American Guild of Organists and the Minnesota State College Faculty Association. Karla has served on the board of ACDA of Minnesota and currently serves as Repertoire and Standards Chair for Two Year Colleges. She is the President of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Two Year College Fine Arts Council and has served North Hennepin Community College as chair of the Academic Advising and Standards Committee.

In addition to her music and teaching profession, she is the proud mother of three sons and a daughter in law, Ben and Emily, Jacob and Nathan .