MFA in Music Composition

Voices from the Program

Erica Heilman, who hosts the local podcast Rumble Strip Vermont, visited VCFA during our Winter 2016 Residency to conduct interviews with students, faculty, and visiting musicians.

Faculty member Roger Zahab describes the program:

Student Garrett Steele (’16) on experiences:

Student Stephanie Meyers (’16) on our visiting ensembles:

Visiting musician Ken Thomson on building relationships:

Student Kela Parker (’16) on musical intuition:

Student Thomas Avery (’16) on becoming an artist:

Visiting musician Ken Thomson on the pre-professional program:

Student Scott Barkan (’16) on writing for musicians:

Choosing VCFA: An interview with students Stephanie Meyers, Garrett Steele, Scott Barkan

Faculty member Roger Zahab on John Cage:


Carol Beatty

Program Director
866-934-8232, ext. 8610
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Sarah Madru

Assistant Program Director, Performance Coordinator & Assistant Director of Admissions
866-934-8232, ext. 8534
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Community: How Students and Musicians Describe the MFA in Music CompositionCommunity: How Students and Musicians Describe the MFA in Music Composition

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