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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