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Connaitre Miller Biography

Connaitre Miller

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Connaitre Miller is currently Asociate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Jazz Studies at Howard University in Washington, DC where she directs Afro Blue, teaches vocal jazz improvisation, vocal jazz arranging, and gives individual voice lessons.

A native of Kansas, Miller received a B.M. in Music Education, and M.M. in piano performance from Kansas State University in Manhattan, KS, and pursued postgraduate study at the University of Northern Colorado in choral conducting with secondary emphasis in jazz pedagogy.

Preceding her tenure at Howard University, Miller taught for six years in Adelaide, South Australia, where she built a well-respected jazz program at the Elder Conservatory of Music, University of Adelaide.

In addition to her work at Howard University, Connaitre Miller performs as a solo jazz vocalist having appeared at many jazz festivals throughout the U.S. She also conducts lectures and workshops on jazz singing and jazz choir techniques in the U.S. and abroad. She has served five times as a member of the International Association for Jazz Education (AIJE) Teaching and Training Institute Faculty, conducted several All-State Jazz Choirs and is currently member of the IAJE resource team.

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