Contemporary music is a beautiful, riotous, unpredictable field of activity and exploration. Its variety and depth speak to music’s mysterious but utterly essential purpose. New Music New College embraces this mystery, and the sense of discovery and exploration in cutting-edge music, and seeks to embed meaningful encounters with contemporary music for all in the New College academic landscape, as well as in Sarasota and in the national community.

We believe in the power of contemporary music to open our eyes and ears to new perspectives, to foster a community that values diverse experiences, and to help us imagine new possibilities, even as we acknowledge our historical roots. Of course, these are the virtues of a liberal arts education; they reflect NMNC’s identity as a vital part of New College of Florida.