Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles

Stephen Miles is Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at New College of Florida, where he is also Professor of Music and Director of New Music New College (NMNC). As a composer, Miles has focused on music for the voice, producing songs, theater compositions, and choral works. Major compositions include Social Studies (2003), a collection of musical games for vocal performers and audience, and Living and Dead: The Gettysburg Project (2009), a full-evening theatrical work, co-created with choreographer Margaret Eginton, which combines movement, text, and extended vocal techniques. In 1998 Miles founded NMNC as a laboratory for interdisciplinary research, with particular emphasis on musical composition, performance theory, and social theory. In addition to featuring performances of experimental music by New College students and faculty, NMNC regularly presents distinguished guest artists, such as the JACK Quartet, pianist Kathleen Supové, and composer-vocalist Pamela Z. As a theorist, Miles has published articles in such journals as Perspectives of New Music, TDR: The Drama Review, Music and Arts in Action, College Music Symposium, and Notes. His article, “Composing Reflexivity: The Social Studies Project,” is included in Audiences and the Arts: Communication Perspectives, Lois Foreman-Wernet and Brenda Dervin, editors, (Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press, 2010).

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