Stephen Miles

Professor of Music - Humanities - Music

Stephen Miles
  • Phone: (941) 487-4200
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  • Office Location: COH 214
  • Mail Location: COH 214

Professor of Music

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, Katherine Supové, Corey Dargel, Scott Kluksdahl, and The JACK Quartet. Visit the New Music New College website for more information on this cutting-edge series.

Recent Courses
Music, Language, Voice: Contemporary Issues and Problems
Experimental Music in Theory and Practice
Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Modernism
Music Theory II

Selected Publications
“Composing Reflexivity: The Social Studies Project,” in Brenda Dervin and Lois Foreman-Wernet (eds.), AUDIENCES AND THE ARTS: COMMUNICATION PERSPECTIVES (forthcoming).

“Agency and Domination in Communicative Performance,” MUSIC AND ARTS IN ACTION 1 (2009).

“Objectivity and Intersubjectivity in Pauline Oliveros’s Sonic Meditations,” PERSPECTIVES OF NEW MUSIC 46 (2008).

“Limits of Metaphorical Interpretation,” COLLEGE MUSIC SYMPOSIUM 39 (1999).

“Critical Musicology and the Problem of Mediation,” NOTES 53 (1997).

“Critics of Disenchantment,” NOTES 52 (1995).