Nashville-based classical guitarist Miles McConnell is active as a performer and arranger. Miles’ music has taken him to Spain, the U.K., and around the U.S. His repertoire is diverse and reflects his musical interests and his travels.
A typical solo performance by Miles will often feature Latin and Spanish music including some flamenco, Celtic music, arrangements of popular songs, music of Japan, and traditional Western classical repertoire.
Miles’ recording of Bach, Copland, Falla, and Gershwin is entitled ‘S Wonderful, and is available as a CD and online through various digital platforms.
Since March of 2020, Miles has been focusing much of his musical energy on creating unique solo guitar arrangements, including classical works, film music, and popular songs. You can view Miles’ performances of his arrangements on his YouTube channel: milesmcconnellguitar.
Additionally, Miles is a Signature Artist with Musicnotes, Inc., and as such, the scores of his arrangements are available for purchase at https://www.musicnotes.com/sheet-music/artist/miles-mcconnell
Miles holds a Doctor of Musical Arts in Guitar Performance from the University of Wisconsin Madison, and has studied with Mark Switzer at Florida Southern College, Tom Johnson at the University North Texas, Javier Calderon at UW Madison. Miles has also studied privately with Denis Azabagic (Professor of Guitar at Roosevelt University, Chicago), Rene Izquierdo (Professor of Guitar at University of Wisconsin Milwaukee), and for two summers, participated in the Celedonio Romero Guitar Institute at the Oklahoma City University, where he took lessons with legendary Spanish guitarist Pepe Romero.
Miles has also participated in numerous other guitar workshops, conventions, and festivals, including the Camino Artes Workshop in Carrion De Los Condes, Spain in 2017, the Classical Guitar Retreat on the Isle of Cumbrae in Scotland in 2018, and Juan Martin’s Flamenco Guitar Course in Ronda, Spain in 2019. Miles is grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from so many great guitarists and teachers; these opportunities and experiences have served to enlarge his musical perspectives and deepen his technique.