ScholarshipsStudents who enroll in the program beginning in February 2017 are guaranteed a minimum award of $10,000 over four semesters, with potential options for additional merit- and need-based funding. The application deadline is November 30, 2016.

“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in applying to our MFA in Music Composition program,” said Matthew Monk, academic dean at VCFA. “Our program, which we established in 2010, is the first low-residency music composition graduate program in the nation. The work coming out of this program—from students and alumni—is extraordinary. This new financial support will continue to ensure the continued achievements of our graduates.”

The MFA in Music Composition program encourages and supports student work in and across multiple genres, including contemporary composition, electronic music, jazz, songwriting, and scoring for media. In our low-residency model, students compose for the program’s outstanding ensembles-in-residence while pursuing creative, personal, and professional lives in their home communities. Faculty mentors work closely with students on rigorous, individualized composition studies, helping them expand and refine their creative voices. 

For more information about the scholarship packages and how to apply, contact Sarah Madru, assistant program director. She can be reached by email at [email protected] or by phone at (802) 828-8534.