MFA in Music
Bennington’s Master of Fine Arts in Music program invites students of music to develop their artistic vision by pursuing work at an advanced level in either composition or voice. (In exceptional cases, students wishing to pursue postgraduate work in other performance areas may be considered.) In a supportive and demanding environment, MFA candidates, in dialogue with the faculty, design an individual program that puts them in contact with a range of accomplished faculty members over the course of their time here, as well as with disciplines outside of music, with the primary goal of refining and deepening the quality of their work as performers or composers.
The Bennington music faculty accepts one or two graduate students at a time to pursue postgraduate work. MFA candidates are expected to be sufficiently accomplished and independent to take advantage of further serious studies in their own area of expertise, to expand their knowledge of musical areas outside of their previous experience, to act as assistant instructors, and to serve as role models for undergraduate students in the Bennington musical community.