summer 2018 ensemblesMultiple concerts and events featuring music written by VCFA students and performed by world-class musicians fill the week. All events are open—and free of charge—to the public.


VCFA hosts four different ensembles this summer, premiering pieces written by our MFA in Music Composition students that reflect a widely versatile cross-section of approaches to new music. The ensembles are:

  • Talujon percussion trio, featuring David Cossin, Ian Antonio, and Michael Lipsey.
  • loadbang, featuring Carlos Cordeiro, bass clarinet; Andy Kozar, trumpets; Jeffrey Gavett, baritone voice; William Lang, trombone.
  • Housewarming Project jazz trio, featuring Jeremy Siskind, piano; vocalist Nancy Harms; and Lucas Pino, bass clarinet.
  • Sirius Quartet, featuring Fung Chern Hwei, violin; Gregor Huebner, violin; Ron Lawrence, viola; Jeremy Harman, cello.

All concerts are in the College Hall Chapel and will be live streamed.

  • Tuesday, Aug. 7, 8 p.m.: Talujon
  • Wednesday, Aug. 8, 8 p.m.: Talujon and loadbang
  • Thursday, Aug. 9, 8 p.m.: loadbang and Housewarming Project
  • Friday, Aug. 10, 2 p.m.: Housewarming Project and Sirius Quartet
  • Saturday, Aug. 11, 2 p.m.: Sirius Quartet

Film & Media Music Festival

Sunday, Aug. 5, 8 p.m., Noble Lounge 

In visual media, music is often the secret partner in story-telling, embodying the internal states of the characters in the narrative. This event will feature a variety of approaches to the marriage of music to picture, as offered by VCFA students, faculty and alumnx—from fiction films, to animation, video art, webisodes, documentaries, game scores, and jingles. The intent is to explore and celebrate the diversity of music-to-picture relationships.

Electronic Music Showcase

Monday, Aug. 6, 8 p.m., Alumnx Hall 

An evening of electronic sound and multimedia; VCFA students and faculty perform new work for instruments with live electronic sound and video. This event will be live streamed.

Songwriting Showcase

Friday, Aug. 10, 8 p.m., College Hall Gallery

Friday evening, we’ll partner with Café Anna (cash bar) to host the Songwriting Showcase, highlighting the diverse songwriting and performing talents of the students, alumnx, and faculty of VCFA’s MFA in Music Composition. This event will be live streamed.