COMPOSITION PROGRAM: July 10–20, 2018
Conservatorio Superior de Música “Joaquín Rodrigo”
Sala La Mutant, “Las Naves” artistic complex
It was an honor to be accepted into the VIPA program. The faculty were extremely enjoyable to work with. I received great insight into music and my own progress as a composer in lessons. The musicians were top notch; they both listened to what we as composers had to say about our music and gave their own helpful input as well. Their performances were spectacular. However, the one thing that really stood out about VIPA was the support and camaraderie among all of the composers. There was a great stylistic diversity, yet all showed support for each other regardless of style. I would highly recommend VIPA to any young composer looking to immerse themselves in a comprehensive and ultimately rewarding musical environment.
– Evan Anderson, 2017 Alumnus
I had a fantastic experience hearing, thinking about, and writing music at VIPA. The other participants, faculty composers, and performers all contributed to a thoughtful, exploratory environment that made me consider new ideas and approaches. The openness of the schedule, as well as the fact that it became more open as the festival progressed, was critical in this regard, since it meant that there was time for socializing and reflecting on all the music we were experiencing. Also, the international nature of VIPA is invaluable; it helped me understand my own perspective, and some of my own assumptions, in relation to others’ points of view.
– Nic Chuaqui, 2017 Alumnus