New Music New College

Music Faculty

Stephen T. Miles

Professor of Music (941) 487-4664

M.Mus., D.M.A., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.M., University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music

Professor Miles is active as a composer, performer, and scholar. In all his work Professor Miles probes the dynamic relationship between musical and social structures, drawing on critical theory, and experimental techniques of composition and performance. His music has been performed throughout the United States, and he regularly presents papers at the Conference on Social Theory, Politics, and the Arts and the annual meetings of the Society of Composers.

Professor Miles is also the director of our New Music New College performing arts series, featuring contemporary music and compositions by leading local and national artists, as well as students and alums from New College. Recent guest artists include Pamela Z, Kathleen Supové, Corey Dargel, Scott Kluksdahl, and The JACK Quartet. Visit the New Music New College website for more information on this cutting-edge series.

Maribeth Clark
Associate Professor of Music
(941) 487-4216

Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania
M.A., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.M. (Musicology), Rice University

In both her research and teaching, Professor Clark moves among the disciplines of musicology (music history), ethnomusicology (anthropology of music), and dance history, striving to demonstrate the ways that experiences of music are culturally constructed and historically situated.

Most of Professor Clark’s research has focused on French opera and ballet of the nineteenth century.  She recently began a project  on women whistlers in the United States, 1880-1930. She teaches on a wide range of topics in music history, including courses on the history of opera and music and the environment.

Mark Dancigers
Visiting Assistant Professor of Music (941) 487-4639

ABD, Princeton University
M.M., Yale School of Music
B.A., Yale University

Professor Dancigers is a composer and electric guitarist from Virginia Beach, Virginia. His music seeks to move listeners through a combination of innovative timbres and melodic grace. As the guitarist for NYC-based NOW Ensemble, he has premiered dozens of works and performed across the US.

A large part of Professor Dancigers' musical output is for NOW Ensemble, whose second album Awake charted at #2 on Amazon's Classical Music Charts and was featured on NPR's All Things Considered. His music has been described in the New York Times as "entrancing" and "rich in beguiling timbres", and in The Classical Review as "fresh and vibrant." Orchestral performances have included the Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Albany Symphony Orchestra, the Minnesota Orchestra, the Cabrillo Festival Orchestra, and the New York Youth Symphony. In 2013 his piano piece "The Bright Motion" was used in choreography by New York City Ballet choreographer Justin Peck for performances at the Fall for Dance festival in New York City Center.

Professor Dancigers' teaching interests include analysis of 20th Century Music, music and gesture, music composition, electronic music, and music theory.


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