American 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 reflects his musical interests and his travels.
Miles’ solo guitar arrangements include works by Bach, Beethoven, Turina, and Mozart, as well as arrangements of film music and popular songs. These arrangements have been published by Musicnotes. Miles’ recording of Bach, Copland, Falla, and Gershwin is entitled ‘S Wonderful, and is available as a CD and online through various digital platforms.
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 of North Texas, and 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 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 currently pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Arts Management at Queen’s University Belfast.