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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

Courses Taught

September 2015- Leeds Beckett University

Sue Miller is currently  senior lecturer at Leeds Beckett University teaching on the BA in Production and Performance and the MA in Popular Music and Culture and part of the PhD supervision teams at Leeds Beckett and on the NECAH (North of England Consortium for Arts and Humanities) scheme.

September 2012-2015: Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge: as senior lecturer in  music  and Course Leader for the BA in Popular Music at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge.

Modules taught:

  • Popular Music in Context 1A (level 4)
  • Popular Music in Context 1B (level 4)
  • Introduction to World Musics and Ethnomusicology (level 4)
  • Music in Context (Popular Music) 2A (level 5)
  • Music in Context (Popular Music) 2B (level 5)
  • Composing and Improvising (Popular Music) 1 (level 4)
  • Composing and Improvising (Popular Music) 2A (level 5)
  • Composing and Improvising (Popular Music) 2B (level 5)
  • Intertextuality: Musical Reinventions (level 6)
  • Performance (levels 4-6)
  • Major Project: supervision of dissertations (level 6)
  • Postgraduate: PhD supervisions and examiner on confirmation of candidature (upgrade) assessment panels (level 7)
  • Ensemble direction: Cuban Music Big Band (levels 4, 5 and 6)

2006—2012  University of Leeds :

  • Ethnomusicology – Theory, Method and Practice (levels 5, 6 and MA)
  • Approaches to the Analysis of Popular and World Music (level 5)
  • Projects in Performance (Cuban music) (level 6)
  • Texts and Contexts: Duke Ellington (level 5)
  • Music in History and Culture: Jazz and Cuban music lectures (level 4)
  • Music Research Skills: ‘Listening to Latin Jazz’  (level 4)
  • Cuban Music Practical Skills (level 4)
  • Understanding Popular Styles (level 4)
  • Understanding Music (level 4)
  • Improvisation Practical Skills (level 4)
  • General Musicianship (Western Art Music)  (level 4)

1994-2011 Yorkshire College of Music

St Marks house, 1 St Marks Avenue

Leeds LS2 9 BN

INSTRUMENTAL TEACHING:

  • Flute to diploma level in classical and jazz syllabuses
  • Saxophone to grade 8 level classical and jazz
  • Piano to grade 8 level classical and to grade 5 jazz

ENSEMBLES AND COURSES

  • Improvisation groups
  • Cuban music weekend courses
  • Cuban Music Ensembles
  • Latin Music Summer Schools

Leeds College of Music 2004-2009:

BAND DIRECTION: Cuban Music Big Band

Founder of the Cuban Music Big Band at Yorkshire College of Music in 2001 Sue moved the band to Leeds College of Music in 2004. the band is now running independently as Los Camaradas.

The Cuban Big Band: Seven Arts Centre, Leeds – 12th July 2009

Cuban big band