Music in the Making

Princeton Miles: HPM Intern By Day, R&B Singer By Night

The MusicLab intern talks about and shares tracks from his debut CD.

After two years as an intern in Houston Public Media’s MusicLab program, Princeton Miles is leaving to take a full-time job in his chosen field of sales and marketing. He graduated from the University of Houston last December with a degree in Music Marketing having taken classes at the Moores School of Music and the Bauer College of Business.

Although a classically-trained vocalist who sang and toured with the Moores School’s Concert Chorale and the Men of Moores a cappella ensemble, Princeton’s musical roots lie primarily in R&B and pop. Last fall he released his first CD, Hear Me, an EP featuring six tracks written by Princeton himself and produced in-studio by Christopher Rockaway.

The MusicLab intern program teaches students with a background in classical music the ins and outs of classical radio. Interns are responsible for programming, scripting, and hosting Music In The Making, a weekly program featuring performances from the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University and the UH Moores School.  They also create relevant content for Houston Public Media’s website and social media platforms, as well as more mundane tasks such as maintaining the CD Library, voicing overnight tracks for Classical 91.7, and making coffee (just kidding!).

As each intern comes to end of their time in the MusicLab program, we give them the opportunity to showcase their musical talents and creative endeavors to our audiences. Here, Princeton Miles talks with Houston Public Media’s St.John Flynn about his time as a MusicLab intern and his own music, and he shares tracks from his CD.

You’ll find more information about Princeton and his music on his website, and you can follow him on Twitter, Facebook and Soundcloud.

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Alvaro ‘Al’ Ortiz is originally from Madrid (Spain). He worked for several years in his home country and gained experience in all platforms of journalism, from wire services to print, as well as broadcast and digital reporting. In 2001, Al came to the United States to pursue a Master’s degree...

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