MFA in Music Composition

Don DiNicola / Faculty

Don DiNicola, VCFA Music Composition Program

Don DiNicola has more than 15 years experience in film and television as a composer and music supervisor. He has also developed a substantial, multi-tiered music publishing company that handles an extensive broadcast music catalog.

Di Nicola has written music for PBS, A&E, TLC, Discovery, CNBC, Sundance, and HBO networks, including the Emmy nominated film, After Stonewall. He received an Emmy nomination for his music composition in the award-winning series, We Are NY.

He was Music Supervisor on the Emmy award-winning films, Suicide Bombers/Cult of Death for the Discovery Channel and The Art of Failure for HBO. A producer and director of original media content, DiNicola’s feature directorial debut, Nowhere Now: TheBallad of Joshua Tree, currently airs on KCET. His animated, mixed-media short Karma Cats has a vibrant film fest life. DiNicola Films has feature documentary and industrial titles in production.

To listen to more of Don DiNicola’s music, visit his sound gallery here.