Wingate Scholarship for Sue Miller

Sue Miller received her PhD in Cuban flute improvisation in charanga performance at the University of Leeds in early 2011. Her book proposal Cuban Flute Style: Interpretation and Improvisation has been accepted by Scarecrow Press (USA) and will be published in late 2012. For an additional chapter on the five-key wooden charanga flute, she has now been awarded a Wingate Scholarship. This grant will be used for an intensive three week course of lessons on the five-key wooden charanga flute in Havana from 12 December 2011 to 4 January 2012. She will be studying with renowned five-key flute players such as Polo Tamayo (Buena Vista Social Club and Charanga Rubalcaba) and Joaquín Oliveros (Orquesta Enrique Jorrín). For more information on her research and the charanga orquestra she created in 1998, see this report and her website. Congratulations, Sue, on this award and all these good news!