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ALUMNX NEWS: Shanta Lee & Damon Honeycutt Collaborate on New Exhibition

In 2024, VCFA MFA in Writing and MFA in Music Composition alumnx Shanta Lee (W ‘21) and Damon Honeycutt (MC ‘16) collaborated on the multimedia...

ALUMNX NEWS: Aruán Ortiz (MC ‘18) Receives 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship

Pianist, violist, composer, and VCFA MFA in Music Composition alumnx Aruán Ortiz (MC ‘18) was recently awarded a distinguished 2024 Guggenheim Fellowship in Music Composition...

Christopher Cobley, 2023 MFA in Music Composition

CENTER FOR ART + SOCIAL JUSTICE STORIES: Meet composer and class of 2023 graduate Christopher Cobley, one of two recipients of VCFA’s 2022 Center for...

Kei Slaughter, 2013 MFA in Music Composition

“Art is change. Art is a catalyst for organizing and moving people to action. Art has the power to reflect / reimagine / articulate ...

John Paul Labno, 2022 MFA in Music Composition

Current Music Composition student John Paul Labno has been involved with music one way or another ever since childhood. Today, John Paul is well known...

Oscar Suh-Rodriguez, 2022 MFA in Music Composition

Oscar participated in an e-interview with us in November of 2020. Below are edited excerpts from our conversations about music, moving between genres, and studying...

Kyle Pederson, 2017 MFA in Music Composition

VCFA 2017 Music Composition alumnx Kyle Pederson has recently been awarded the 2020 ACDA Genesis Prize for his collaborative composition, “Call Across.” In his piece,...

Jessica Muñiz-Collado, 2014 MFA in Music Composition

After completing her MFA in Music Composition at VCFA in 2014, alumnx Jessica Muñiz-Collado has been in the studio and on the stage. From 2019...

Nate Trier, 2015 MFA in Music Composition

Nate Trier released Palehound in a Sea of Color, a new album of electroacoustic music for piano and accordion, in October 2019....

Aaron Wyanski, 2015 MFA in Music Composition

Aaron's work, "Everything's Fine and Nothing's Ever Been Wrong,"