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Expert individual instruction with composition and instrumental artist faculty.

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Composer applications are due January 23, 2015. Instrumentalist and ensemble applications have been extended to February 7, 2015.

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"fresh inc is a captivating experience for a young performer or composer at the beginning stages of a career in the arts. It instills in each participant a love of making and writing music that is innovative and barrier breaking — and pushes us as musicians to embrace the new with open arms. Alongside 5HE, we’re redefining what it means to belong to the world of classical music. Watch out world!"
- Danielle, Class of 2013


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Fresh Inc 2016 - Day 1-1004

Day 1 of fresh inc was missing our traditional s’mores cookout. Don’t let the picture above fool you, we got rained out shortly afterward! Most of us got inside before the downpour, and those of us who didn’t found creative ways to dry off. We kicked things off on Day 2 with a Rehearsal Techniques workshop, then put those ideas into practice with the first block of rehearsals in the afternoon. Composers broke off into groups for opening presentations, and performers […]

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Fresh Inc - Day 11-1046-XL

On Wednesday, we took a handful of our participants to the local YMCA to have them lead their own outreach program. They got to show their instruments off to the kids, and then gave them the opportunity to write their own graphic score pieces for different groups of musicians. Guest expert Jeffrey Nytch led a workshop back on campus. A composer, performer and educator himself, he was eager to meet our young professionals and offered some case-specific advice for them.

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Fresh Inc - Day 10-1055-XL

Participants prepped for some outreach programs in the morning and had a bit of rehearsal time before loading up on a bus to Chicago! We got to St. James Cathedral for an ensemble panel featuring Peter McDowell of Eighth Blackbird and Russell Rolen of Spektral Quartet. Moderated by Dan and Stacy, participants got to ask questions from the perspective of both composers and fellow performers. After the panel, Fifth House Ensemble presented a program of music by Dan Visconti and […]

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