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Sue Miller – Cuban Flute Improviser, Writer & Academic

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SEM Philadelphia

I’m in the US at the Society for Ethnomusicology (SEM) Conference in Philadelphia and presenting my work on a panel led by Professor Robin Moore so do contact me if you’re there….

Latin Music Long Weekender Summer School

Latin Music Long Weekender – 4 places left so enrol now if you want to be part of it!

Summer School

At Yorkshire College of Music

St Marks House, 1 St Marks Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN

DATES: FRIDAY 29 JULY, SATURDAY 30 JULY AND SUNDAY 31 JULY 2011

Cuban Popular Dance Music, Cuban Percussion and Brazilian Rhythms – A Course for Instrumentalists, Vocalists and Percussionists

Caribbean and Latin American Music Study Day – Call for Papers

Caribbean and Latin American Music Study Day

Saturday 12 November 2011
University of Huddersfield
School of Music, Humanities and Media, Queensgate, Huddersfield HD1 3DH

Guest Speaker Dr Henry Stobart (Royal Holloway, University of London)
CALL FOR PAPERS

CUBAN MUSIC: WEEKEND INTENSIVE COURSE Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2010

CUBAN MUSIC: WEEKEND INTENSIVE COURSE
Saturday 2nd and Sunday 3rd October 2010

Led by
Musical Director: Sue Miller
Percussion Tutor: Jack McCarthy

At
Yorkshire College of Music and Drama, Leeds
(at the new college site St Marks House, 1 st Marks Avenue, Leeds LS2 9BN)
Places left for one bass player and one percussion (possibly one more frontliner depending on instrument)

Expanding My Teaching at Yorkshire College of Music

Yorkshire College of Music is moving from its Headingley site to a more modern building opposite the university:

St Marks House, 1 St Marks Avenue, LS2 9BN

In addition to offering flute, saxophone and piano tuition (classical and jazz beginner to grade 8) I will be running some new courses in Cuban music and improvisation – do get in touch with me if you’d like individual or group tuition. I want to set up some small improvisation groups from beginner level upwards and also plan to run some weekend intensive courses in Cuban music there too – the first course is 2 and 3 October and has 8 places left.

Workshops and Courses in Cuban Music

NEW: A weekend intensive course on Cuban popular music early Autumn in Leeds plus a course in Cuba with Buena Vista Social Club and veteran son and charanga musicians later in the year – email Sue for more details.

My courses and workshops in Cuban music are arrangements-based catering for a big band line-up that also includes strings. I have written over 30 arrangements for brass, woodwind, piano, bass, percussion, strings and vocalists with the aim of teaching the Cuban styles of Son, Son Montuno, Danzón, Mambo, Chachachá, Bolero, Guajira and Pachanga through practical ‘hands on’ rehearsal and performance.

Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba

Review of Robin Moore’s book Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba in Cultural Politics Journal Volume 03 Issue 02 July 2007, p265 -268: BOOK REVIEW Cultural Policy and Music Making in Revolutionary Cuba Sue Miller Music and Revolution: Cultural Change in Socialist Cuba, by Robin D. Moore, Berkeley and Los Angeles: University of [...]

New on-stream track Lola Catula

Check out the new track Lola Catula #2 on the recordings page – just added today!

Spiral Earth Article on Charanga del Norte’s CD launch

07/05/2010 Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte Sue Miller and her Charanga del Norte release a new album Look Back in Charanga on 13 May. Look Back in Charanga is the sequel to Our Mam in Havana: Carrying on with the puns Look Back in Charanga pays homage to all the greats of Cuban [...]

Review of Sierra Maestra’s Cd Sonando Ya

Sierra Maestra Sonando Ya [Review] World Village Submitted by Jill Turner on 24 March, 2010 – 00:16. Sue Miller:revels in the new additions to the son repetoire found in Sierra Maestra’s new album Sonando Ya. ‘Asi se toca el son’ – this is how to play Cuban son – clear, crisp, colourful and elegant with [...]