Stacey Weeks Miles
Professor of Practice in Music Education
Stacey Miles is Instructor of Music Education. She is an elementary music specialist with 27 years of experience teaching music in the private and public school systems. Mrs. Miles is a National Board Certified Teacher in Early and Middle Childhood Music. Her extensive music education background also includes experience as an adjunct instructor of Horn at Southeastern Oklahoma State University. Mrs. Miles currently serves as music director for Stagestruck Performance Studio in Hattiesburg, MS and formerly served in a similiar capacity with the Oklahoma Shakespearean Festival’s Children’s Theatre Workshop from 1995-2008. Mrs. Miles has a special interest in community Arts’ programing serving as an educational coordinator for the University of Southern Mississippi Orchestra’s “Link Up” program and also a member of Partners for the Arts in Hattiesburg, MS.
Mrs. Miles received her Masters in music education from Western Carolina University in Cullowhee N.C. with a degree emphasis in the Orff-Schulwerk Approach. At Western she studied Orff with Margaret DuGuard, Connie Salieba and Jos Wytack (Belgium) and is certified through Level III in Orff-Schulwerk. Mrs. Miles has Bachelor degree from the Hartt School of Music in music education with an emphasis in french horn. Her principle instructors include Paul Ingraham, Ralph Pottle and Thomas Newell. She has performed in London, England, Columbia, South America, and most notably, as principal horn with the New York String Orchestra at Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.