Dr Jo Miller

Dr Jo Miller studied music education and ethnomusicology, and has worked in educational settings ranging from community projects to Higher Education since the 1980s. For several years she was a Youth Music Advisor to the Scottish Arts Council, and has created materials to support the teaching of traditional music in Scottish schools, including for Musical Futures Scotland. Jo taught at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) from 1990-2005, where she founded the innovative BA (Scottish Music) degree. In 2017 she received her PhD from Sheffield University for her thesis ‘An ethnographic analysis of learning, participation and agency in a Scottish traditional music organisation’, and was a research associate on the University’s ‘Digital Folk’ project. Last year Jo received the Hamish Henderson award for services to traditional music at the MG Alba Scots Trad Awards. She teaches singing and fiddle to community groups, and is currently developing mentoring for traditional music tutors.