Vermont College of Fine Arts occupies a unique place in higher education. Renowned for ourprestigious low-residency graduate programs, we seek to shape the future of the arts by fostering the excellence of emerging and established artists. Our MFA in Music Composition degree program is uniquely suited to music professionals, artists, and teachers seeking to refine their composition skills, develop a body of work, explore new styles, and advance their careers. This exciting, musically inclusive MFA program offers five areas of focus: Film, TV & Game Scoring, Contemporary Composition, Electronic Music, Songwriting, and Jazz. Our diverse and highly accomplished faculty work across multiple genres, while students can focus in on one area or in several areas, exploring and blending musical streams.
To see the array of events presented during the February 2013 Winter Residency, click here.
Listen to MFA Music Composition faculty member Mike Early's piece
Watch a recent interview with composer Rick Baitz, Faculty Chair of the MFA in Music Composition, discussing the VCFA residency experience.
Want to know more? Contact a MFA Music Composition admissions counselor and get to know this graduate music degree program. The first graduate music degree program of its kind in the country, the program is now accepting applications for the August 2013 and February 2014 semesters.
"Composing in the 21st century is complicated, and the traditional model of putting pen to paper is only one of many options. The best music enters through our ears and never leaves us. It becomes part of how we move, how we speak, how we think." —Michael Early, VCFA Faculty
Vermont College of Fine Arts is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges, Inc., through its Commission on Institutions of Higher Education. Inquiries regarding the accreditation status by the New England Association should be directed to email@example.com or by phone: 781-271-0022 or written requests to:
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