Frank J. Oteri. Photo by Jeffrey Herman.

New Music USA, the long-running nonprofit dedicated to advancing new music in all its forms, has announced that Frank J. Oteri, editor of its online publication NewMusicBox, will step down at the end of August to join the full-time faculty of The New School’s College of Performing Arts (which includes the Mannes School of Music) in New York City. Oteri has been editor of NewMusicBox since it was launched in 1999 at the American Music Center, covering the creation of new music across the U.S. by providing a platform for creators to speak in their own words. NewMusicBox, a program of New Music USA since the merger of American Music Center and Meet the Composer in 2011, has published over 7,000 stories, featuring artists from across the musical spectrum, and in written, video, and audio formats. Oteri, who is also an accomplished composer, has been teaching part-time at The New School since 2022, leading courses in music history, which he will continue to teach when he joins full-time this fall. New Music USA states that it is determining the publication’s future. Oteri has published an essay reflecting on his time as editor for NewMusicBox, “Waking Up From the Dream Job,” here. Oteri has written many articles for Symphony magazine.