MFA in Music Composition

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Musicians and composers involved in the program have developed their own creative, dynamic voices that resound on local, national and international levels.


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Garrett Steele (‘16) and faculty member Ravi Krishnaswami win AMP award

VCFA faculty member Ravi Krishnaswami and alumnus Garrett Steele (’16) took home the Best Original Song at the 5th Annual AMP Awards for Music and Sound on May 23 in New York City!


Aaron Cecchini-Butler (’16) wins BMI composers award

MFA in Music Composition alumnus Aaron Cecchini-Butler (’16) was recently named one of the winners of the 65th annual BMI Student Composer Awards.

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VCFA Music Composition Faculty Ravi Krishnaswami featured on Making Ways podcast

VCFA MC Faculty Ravi Krishnaswami joined the show Making Ways, a podcast about the unexpected paths to a creative career, to talk about the road to writing and producing award-winning music for commercials and bestselling video games.

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Delgani String Quartet performs VCFA MFA in Music Composition faculty, alumni, and student music June 2 in NYC

Work by VCFA composers Roger Zahab (Faculty), Damon Honeycutt (’16), and Rikki Bell (’17) will be featured in a performance by the Delgani String Quartet on June 2 at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Chelsea, NYC.


Evan Beigel's (MC '15) composition for string quartet chosen for the 2017 Hear Now Festival of New Music

"Oscillatore," a string quartet Evan composed during his time at VCFA and premiered at the 2014 Summer Residency of the MFA in Music Composition, was chosen in a blind submission for performance at the 2017 Hear Now Music Festival, a Festival of New Music by Contemporary Los Angeles Composers.

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