New days for New Music New College

From Herald Tribune, May 31, 2020

Stephen Miles steps down after leading New College program for 21 years

“Invitation to experience” has been Stephen Miles’ guiding principle as he led New Music New College through 21 seasons of contemporary and cutting edge concerts at New College of Florida.

He retired at the end of the spring semester after 32 years at New College and handed control over to Mark Dancigers, a longtime collaborator who first came to New Music New College as a performer, joined the college’s faculty, and now will serve as director of the program as it enters its 22nd season.

Although the final concert of the 2019-2020 season, by the JACK Quartet, has been postponed indefinitely by the coronavirus outbreak, Miles and Dancigers anticipate that New Music will flourish somehow, some way, whether through live performance or through digital innovations.

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Located in Sarasota, New College of Florida has educated intellectually curious students for lives of great achievement since its founding in 1960. As the State of Florida’s designated honors college, New College provides an exceptional education that transforms students’ intellectual curiosity into personal accomplishment. The 110-acre campus on Sarasota Bay is home to more than 700 students and 80 full-time faculty engaged in interdisciplinary research and collaborative learning. New College offers nearly 40 areas of concentration for undergraduates and a master’s degree program in Data Science.

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