James Bergin is a composer, conductor, violist, and teacher. His compositions include microtonal and tonal works for chamber ensemble, solo instruments, voice, chorus, and keyboard.
3. Robin McLaughlin | Lights will find you
Drawing inspiration from metaphor and the sacred, Robin McLaughlin’s music is imaginative and energetic. She is the pianist for Catchfire Collective, an innovative chamber ensemble based in North Carolina.
4. Craig Urquhart | Wellfleet Winter
Craig Urquhart has composed close to 200 compositions for piano. His passion for the instrument is reflected in the works.
5. Eric Moe | And No Birds Sing
Eric Moe, composer of what The New York Times calls “music of winning exuberance,” has received numerous grants and awards for his work. He lives in Pittsburgh with his partner, artist Barbara Weissberger.
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.