Celeste Miller

Grants & Advocacy Manager


Describe what you do for Portland Opera

I secure and manage grants from government funders, private foundations, and corporate sources, in support of our opera productions, arts education and community-based programs, and general operations. I also support our advocacy work by identifying opportunities, doing research, and crafting messaging.

What music/book/movie/show/poem/place/moment is currently inspiring you?

Bach's "Goldberg Variations" as played by Simone Dinnerstein; Brit Bennet's The Vanishing Half; my seven-year-old's curiosity

When you were a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

A gymnast, a teacher, a foreign correspondent, a novelist, UN Secretary General

In my free time, you can usually find me...

Exploring with my son, reading, knitting and sewing, bingeing "The West Wing" yet again.

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