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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.

Enjoy

This Month's Playlist

1. Oliver Caplan | Watershed, Movement II: Calm

American composer Oliver Caplan offers a voice of hope in an uncertain world, celebrating stories of social justice, conservation, and community.


2. Mikel Durlam | Overhead (from the album “EPILO(P/G)AEAN MIX”)

Mikel Durlam is an artist and composer based in NYC, originally from Iowa. He also creates film, art, and music under the moniker The Fluff Construct with artist Ethan Kruszka.


3. Laura Konjetzky | Nocturne 5 for Piano Solo

Pianist and composer Laura Konjetzky’s music often involves exploring the timbral world of the piano and expanding upon it with spoken language and percussion instruments. She also composes for dance and theatre, including the Bavarian State Theatre.


4. Adrián Rússovich | De Rerum Natura

Argentinian composer, born in Buenos Aires. The work was premiered in Lyon, France.


5. Steve Landis | BOOM!!! …for Real!

Steve Landis is an Adjunct Instructor at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and Guilford College. He is also the bassist for the new music collective COLLAPSS and The Winnfield Quartet.


View previous playlists below.

Archive

Past Playlists

August 2021

  1. Neil Rolnick | Oceans Eat Cities
  2. Mikel Kuehn | Chiaroscuro
  3. Zaid Jabri | Les temps des pierres
  4. Nathan Courtright | Pale memory come close
  5. Faye-Ellen Silverman | Let’s Play

July 2021

  1. Aaron Wyanski | This Weight That Wants To Fall
  2. Anna I. Rubin | Late at Night
  3. William Copper | This Full Bowl of Roses Part III
  4. Stephen Dankner | Sonata for Alto Saxophone and Piano (1997)
  5. Alberto Garcia Demestres | Vocalizzo

June 2021

  1. Sergio Núñez Meneses | S’assombrit 1
  2. Alex Nohai-Seaman | Beyond the Ends of the Earth
  3. Silvia Fômina | What Remains
  4. Jeff Roberts | Records of a Fractured Past
  5. Alexander Vella Gregory | Vistu (Mourning) from ‘Tluq’ (Departure)

May 2021

  1. Gina Biver | Nimbus
  2. James Bergin | Romanza
  3. Robin McLaughlin | Lights will find you
  4. Craig Urquhart | Wellfleet Winter
  5. Eric Moe | And No Birds Sing

April 2021

  1. Rick Baitz | Hall of Mirrors
  2. Polly Pen | Arlington
  3. José Miguel Candela | Islas Temporales – Asuntos del Alma (a José Vicente Asuar)
  4. Vienna Carroll | Strawberries and Glory
  5. Jerome Kitzke | The Paha Sapa Give-Back
  6. In Memoriam: Martin Boykan | Concerto for Violin and Orchestra

March 2021

  1. Evan Williams | Dead White Man Music, II. Flow (My Tears)
  2. Jeremy Rapaport-Stein | Rose Traces
  3. Garrett Byrnes | Concerto for Piano & Chamber Orchestra
  4. Erik Gustafson | A Place At The Table: A Hymn
  5. Jack Curtis Dubowsky | Moth

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.