Adjunct Instructor of Music
DMA, University of Wisconsin - Madison (2010)
MM, University of North Texas (2007)
BM, Florida Southern College, (2005)
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Dr. Miles McConnell serves as an adjunct instructor of music at Clarke University where he teaches Applied Guitar, Music in World Cultures, and The Art of Listening. He also an adjunct instructor of music at Loras College, and is active as a soloist and as a member of various ensembles.
Miles has performed throughout Florida, Texas, Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indiana. In 2005 he performed at the American String Teachers (ASTA) National Convention in Reno, Nevada. In May of 2009, Miles appeared as soloist with the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Joaquín Rodrigo’s Concierto de Aranjuez at Illinois Valley Community College in Oglesby, Illinois.
Before coming to Dubuque to teach at Clarke and Loras, Miles taught a variety of guitar styles to students of all ages at the Monroe Street Fine Arts Center and the Madison Academy of Music in Madison Wisconsin. Miles has also taught guitar through the UW - Madison School of Music Community Music Lesson (CML) Program, and was a Teaching Fellow at North Texas.
Miles studied guitar with Javier Calderón at UW-Madison, Tom Johnson at UNT and Dr. Mark Switzer at FSC. Miles has performed in master classes for such notable classical guitarists as Pepe Romero and members of the Los Angeles Guitar Quartet. He began playing guitar at the age of five with his father as his first teacher.