Darren Miller was born and raised in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 2005 he received his B.Mus. with great distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. In 2008 he completed an M.Mus. at the University of Victoria, and attended the Darmstadt Summer Courses for New Music in Darmstadt, Germany. Darren then spent a year at the Banff Centre on a self-directed creative residency before embarking on a course of PhD studies under Cort Lippe at the State University of New York in Buffalo. In 2010 Darren transferred to the University of Victoria where he has completed his PhD studies and exams under Dr. Dániel Péter Biró, and has begun work on his dissertation research and composition.