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This page is updated each month to feature a new selection of works by VCCA composers.

VCCA Fellows are invited to for consideration. Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis.

See this month’s playlist below. Keep scrolling for archives of previous playlists.


This Month's Playlist

1. Evan Williams | Dead White Man Music, II. Flow (My Tears)

The music of Evan Williams draws from a wide range of influences, both musical and cultural. His work reflects inspirations from the Baroque, Romanticism, Modernism, Minimalism, contemporary popular music, and everything in between.

2. Jeremy Rapaport-Stein | Rose Traces

Jeremy Rapaport-Stein is a composer based in Harrisburg, PA who likes to make ethical, peculiar objects with sounds, words, and gestures. His artistic interests include improvisation, vocality, anxiety, error, and recently outdated forms of audio communication.

3. Garrett Byrnes | Concerto for Piano & Chamber Orchestra

Garrett Byrnes composes a wide variety of concert music for orchestra, chamber ensembles, vocalists, and instrumentalists. Byrnes’ music has been performed in many of the worlds leading concert halls.

4. Erik Gustafson | A Place At The Table: A Hymn

As a versatile musician, Erik Gustafson has continued to explore various traditions as well as “thinking outside the box.” Considering pressing issues at hand, Erik has focused on writing music — even more recently — as a healing and connecting endeavor.

5. Jack Curtis Dubowsky | Moth

Jack Curtis Dubowsky is a prolific composer, author, filmmaker, and educator. Dubowsky composes choral, instrumental, and orchestral concert music. His research publications include articles on film music and popular music.

View previous playlists below.


Past Playlists

February 2021

  1. Linda Dusman | Dream Prayer Observatory
  2. Rodney Lister | Not to Call Night
  3. Larry Bell | 24 Preludes and Fugues nos. 7-12
  4. Eileen Edmonds | The Rains Are Coming
  5. Chin Ting Chan | In-pulse

January 2021

  1. Aaron Stepp | Musings
  2. Nascuy Linares | Luxor
  3. E. Shawn Qaissaunee | The Spectrum of Love
  4. Luis Hilario Arévalo | Armonía del Cosmos
  5. Judith Shatin | To Keep the Dark Away

December 2020

  1. Faye Chiao and Tasha Gordon-Solmon | Cameo Cheer
  2. James Wiznerowicz | …murmurings from afar…
  3. Noah Meites | Water and Power (2016) – for violin and viola
  4. Leah Reid | Reverie
  5. Koji Nakano | Spring Breathes

November 2020

  1. Paul Reisler | White Edge of Winter/At Night the Roses Tango
  2. Bruce Wolosoff | Cello Concerto
  3. Christopher Preissing | Hello Piano!
  4. Andrew Rudin | Circadia: I. Morning
  5. Daron Hagen | Koto Concerto: Genji
  6. J. Walter Hawkes | February

October 2020

  1. Anthony R. Green | Solution for piano and percussion orchestra
  2. Sid Richardson | Door To The River
  3. Tony Solitro | Love’s Astronomy
  4. Laura Konjetzky | Fading Varnish / Verklingender Lack
  5. Anna Rubin | Olive Tree
  6. Faye-Ellen SIlverman | A Free Pen

September 2020

  1. Tim Peck | Moulin à Nef
  2. Laurence Sherr | Blue Ridge Frescos
  3. Gregory Mertl | A Seeker’s Song
  4. Jennifer Bernard Merkowitz | Les crapauds de la fontaine
  5. Carl Bettendorf | … à travers … encore
  6. Andrea Clearfield | Prayer to the Shechinah

August 2020

  1. Judah Adashi | Love into Concrete
  2. Iván Ferrer-Orozco | Strepito
  3. Ted Coffey | Petals 8
  4. Douglas Boyce | Quintet l’homme armé
  5. John Hill | 10,000 Miles
  6. Mara Gibson | White Ash

July 2020

  1. Joelle Wallach | String Quartet #2
  2. Joshua Marquez | Toward
  3. Beth Wiemann | Opera from Scratch
  4. Suzanne Sorkin | Swept
  5. James Primosch | Carthage
  6. Hayes Biggs | O Sapintia/Steal Away

Video Interview

Composers in Converation

You might also be interested in this discussion between two VCCA Fellows and composers. Thanks to VCCA Fellows Council member Judith Shatin for striking up this conversation with Robert Normandeau about his creative process and the work he produced during his month-long fully-funded residency at VCCA as the recipient of the 2019 Wachtmeister Award.