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Piano Renewal Initiative

Please consider supporting our Piano Renewal Initiative. If you have a high-quality piano in good condition that you are no longer using, or if you would like to purchase or contribute towards a new piano, please contact the Department of Music Office for more information regarding our specific needs.

Metropolitan Club donates Steinway M grand piano

Katz Foundation donates new Steinway recital piano

Leon Bates Masterclass and Mini-Concert officially launches Piano Renewal Initiative.

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FULL-TIME FACULTY

Connaitre Miller
Associate Professor


Afro Blue, Coordinator of Vocal Jazz Studies

Childers Hall, Room 3026
(202) 806-7097
conmiller@howard.edu

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Connaitre Miller is currently Associate Professor of Music and Coordinator of Vocal Jazz Studies at Howard, where she directs the award-winning vocal jazz ensemble "Afro Blue," teaches vocal jazz improvisation and vocal jazz arranging, and gives individual voice lessons.

A native of Kansas, she received a B.M. in Music Education and an 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 a secondary emphasis in Jazz Pedagogy. Preceding her tenure at Howard University, Ms. Miller taught for six years in Adelaide, South Australia, where she built a well-respected jazz voice program at the Elder Conservatorium of Music, University of Adelaide.

In addition to her work at Howard University, Ms. Miller performs as a solo jazz vocalist, having appeared at jazz festivals in Colorado, Kansas, Nebraska, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee and Pennsylvania. She also conducts lectures and workshops on jazz singing and jazz choir techniques throughout the U.S. and abroad. She served five times as a member of the International Association for Jazz Education (IAJE) Teacher Training Institute faculty, has conducted several All-State Jazz Choirs, and was a member of the IAJE resource team.

Professor Miller was featured in the June 2013 issue of DOWNBEAT magazine as the recipient of a DOWNBEAT Jazz Education Achievement Award for her outstanding contributions to jazz education.

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Holiday Jazz Choir Concert
featuring
Afro Blue, SAASy, HU Jazz Singers and special guests HU Youth Jazz Choir - Childers Recital Hall, Wed, Nov 28, 7:30pm FREE

Jazz Choirs Christmas 2018 Concert Poster

Chamber Orchestra Fall Concert
Program
Telemann Viola Concerto, Lyric for Strings by George Walker, Mozart Symphony #40 in d minor - Childers Recital Hall, Sun, Dec 2, 4:00pm FREE

HU Orchestra Fall 2018 Concert Poster

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