Malcolm Miles

Key details:

Academic Studies | Jazz
Deputy Head of Music Programmes and Academic Studies


Following his post-graduate studies at the Guildhall School in the late 1980s, Malcolm Miles has pursued a jazz-based career with a focus on higher education. Drawing from his skills and experience in performance, improvisation, composition and education, he has been teaching in HE since the mid-1990s. He has considerable experience in programme management and has acted as programme leader for various music degrees. He has also been instrumental in the design and creation of several new music degree programmes including Popular Music, Music Education, and Music for Performance and Education.  

Malcolm has been teaching practical and academic subjects at the Guildhall School since 1994, working with undergraduate jazz students for the most part and, more recently, with students on the PGCert in Performance Teaching programme. He also taught jazz saxophone at Junior Guildhall for 13 years. He has also worked as external advisor, examiner and assessor at other HE institutions including Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and Trinity Laban. Alongside teaching at the Guildhall School, Malcolm was employed as core academic staff at University Centre Colchester until he took on his current full-time role at them Guildhall School in 2020.