Approximately 2 1/2 years ago, this newly-minted 60-year-old student stood on stage at the Vermont College of Fine Arts to receive his Masters Degree in Music Composition. It was a time of reflection – this was probably the last formal education I would receive. After all, I WAS 60 years old, at a time in […]
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David Alm’s (’17) woodwind quintet Oceano was featured in Ecstatic Beasts, a VCFA exhibition that considers our complicated relationship to animals and, consequently, the natural world. Animals are regarded a multiplicity of functions in contemporary human society and culture, serving as pets, food, clothing, medicine, surrogates, life-savers and proxies—to name a few. Their role is hotly contested, as […]
In an article for NewMusicBox, alum Garrett Steele (’16) describes his first visit to VCFA, what made him enroll in the MFA in Music Composition, and why he keeps returning to our immersive week-long multi-genre music composition residencies every semester even though he graduated more than two years ago. Garrett writes: “VCFA is a swirling vortex of bizarre, […]
Congratulations to Andy Gagnon, current MFA in Music Composition student and winner of the 2018 TURNmusic Collegiate Composition Prize. Andy is a native of Hardwick, Vermont who has worked across the world as a performer, composer, and educator. His music has been performed from the clubs of New York and Boston to the concert halls of […]
The MFA in Music Composition brings together some of the most exciting and diverse multi-instrumentalists in the country. Each residency features visiting ensembles that rehearse, perform, and record student music. We are excited to announce our summer 2018 ensembles-in-residence: loadbang, Sirius Quartet, Jeremy Siskind Trio, and Talujon (trio). loadbang William Lang, trombone Carlos Cordeiro, […]