Daniel Gil sitting by a lake holding his guitarThe honored piece is the first movement of Daniel Gil’s composition Peacemaking in Three Movements, which was performed by Invoke string quartet and recorded at VCFA in Montpelier.

“I could never have written this composition without VCFA,” says Gil of the piece and the first round Grammy nomination.

If Gil’s piece passes through this round of voting, it will be officially nominated for the final round of Grammy voting. The VCFA community sends its warm congratulations and well wishes to Gil as he enters voting season.

Listen to Peacemaking in Three Movements and Gil’s recent work at his website, and learn more about the MFA in Music Composition program at VCFA at our Music Composition program page.