Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

New Review in the British Journal of Music EducationMarch 23rd, 2016

I have a chapter in this book which looks at the teaching of  improvisation in HE music departments:

Activating Diverse Musical Creativities: Teaching and Learning in Higher Music Education by Pamela Burnard and Elizabeth Haddon.

London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2015. 289 pp., hardback. £75. ISBN 978-1-4725-8911-8.


British Journal of Music Education / Volume 33 / Issue 01 / March 2016, pp 117 – 119

DOI: 10.1017/S026505171600005X, Published online: 11 March 2016

Activating Diverse Musical Creativities:- review

British Journal of Music Education


This timely volume builds on Pamela Burnard’s (2012) argument that musicians embody and pioneer multiple creativities in their real-world practices. Extending this idea to higher music education, the volume sets out to inform institutional change through bringing together diverse perspectives on teaching and learning practices that support and enable multiple creativities.

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Sue Miller provides an intricately argued call for the study of both theoretical and practical improvisation to take centre-stage in higher music education (Chapter 6), a point pursued by Esmée Olthuis, who posits that improvisation can foster musical leadership and critical skills of self-reflection.