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.

BMI AwardAaron won the award as a student of faculty member Jonathan Bailey Holland. His winning composition, "wayward pine: sanctum / sawdust / ember / pitch," was composed at VCFA under the guidance of Michael Early and John Mallia. 

Listen here to as a performance of the piece recorded at VCFA.  The ensemble includes Mary Rowell and Jennifer Choi on violin, Jessica Meyer on viola, and Ashley Bathgate on cello.

Congratulations Aaron!

Photo by: Melissa Dispenza