VCFA Composers Concert in NYC Saturday, June 4

Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Music Composition presents “From the Green: Music by Students and Alumni.” 

 

Trio NYCWhen: Saturday, June 4, 3:00 PM

Where: St. Peter’s Church, Chelsea, 346 West 20th Street, NY

Cost: Free

Vermont College of Fine Arts’ MFA in Music Composition program presents a concert of student and alumni music at St. Peter’s Church Chelsea (346 West 20th in Manhattan) on Saturday, June 4 at 3 p.m. The performance will feature pianist Stephen Gosling, violinist Jennifer Choi, and cellist Yves Dharamraj. Flutist Vanessa Breault Mulvey will perform as well, as will student Stephanie Meyers. Music by current VCFA students David Alm, Andrew Boscardin, Aaron Butler, Peter Cressy, J Diaz, Max Johnson, Jonathan Kohrs, Stephanie Meyers, as well as alumni Chris Breault and Jason Malli will be performed. VCFA’s open approach to genre and style is celebrated in the exciting and varied program.

The MFA in Music Composition program at VCFA offers students the opportunity to write across multiple genres or focus deeply in one, guided by expert faculty composers. Characterized by twice-a-year weeklong residencies in Vermont coupled with six-month semesters of individualized mentored study, the low-residency model balances the vitality of an immersive musical community with intensive focus on each student’s specific needs and aspirations.

World class musicians round out the community, coming to campus each residency. Jennifer Choi, Yves Dharamraj, and Stephen Gosling, all acclaimed New York-based musicians, have come to VCFA multiple times to rehearse, perform, and record students’ music.

For information on the free June 4 concert, contact Program Director Carol Beatty (carol.beatty@vcfa.edu 802-828-8610). For information on the MFA in Music Composition program, contact Assistant Director and Admissions Counselor Sarah Madru (sarah.madru@vcfa.edu 802-828-8534).