MFA in Music Composition

Visiting Ensembles

The VCFA MFA in Music Composition program brings together some of the most exciting and diverse multi-instrumentalists in the country.

Every residency plays host to multiple ensembles-in-residence that rehearse with student composers. These performances are student compositions written during the previous semester and reflect a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music.

Listen to a student's description of the ensembles:

 

Transient Canvas

Summer 2017 Transient Canvas

Visiting Ensemble

Strings

Summer 2017 String Trio

Visiting Ensemble

Anna's Ghost image

Summer 2017 Anna's Ghost

Visiting Ensemble

Spektral Quartet, photo by Drew Reynolds

Winter 2017 Spektral Quartet

Visiting Ensemble

photo by Stefan Hard

Winter 2017 Talujon (Trio)

Visiting Ensemble

John Benthal

Winter 2017 Crossover Quintet

Visiting Ensemble

August 2016 String Quartet

August 2016 String Quartet

Visiting Ensemble

Eric Dudley, photo by Joshua South

August 2016 Vocal Quartet

Visiting Ensemble

Chatham Baroque

August 2016 Chatham Baroque

Visiting Ensemble

Winter 2016 Brass Quintet

Winter 2016 Brass Quintet

Visiting Ensemble

Jennifer Choi, violin

Winter 2016 Piano Trio

Visiting Ensemble