MFA in Music Composition

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Musicians and composers involved in the program have developed their own creative, dynamic voices that resound on local, national and international levels.



Music Composition alumnus Timothy Miller selected as a fellow for the 2017 Wyoming Festival

MFA in Music Composition alumnus Timothy Miller (’13) has been selected as one of six composition fellows for the 2017 Wyoming Festival to be held August 2-11, 2017 at Grand Teton National Park. 


Music Composition Faculty Member John Mallia wins $12,000 fellowship award

John Mallia, a faculty member in the MFA in Music Composition program, recently received a 2017 Artist Fellowship Award of $12,000 from the Massachusetts Cultural Council.

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Garrett Steele (‘16) and faculty member Ravi Krishnaswami win AMP award

VCFA faculty member Ravi Krishnaswami and alumnus Garrett Steele (’16) took home the Best Original Song at the 5th Annual AMP Awards for Music and Sound on May 23 in New York City!


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.

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VCFA Music Composition Faculty Ravi Krishnaswami featured on Making Ways podcast

VCFA MC Faculty Ravi Krishnaswami joined the show Making Ways, a podcast about the unexpected paths to a creative career, to talk about the road to writing and producing award-winning music for commercials and bestselling video games.

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