Kickstarter: Lost Islands, a project by the Cygnus Trio

The Cygnus Trio (alums 2017) has recently launched a Kickstarter for their upcoming tour in August! They start touring in Montreal on August 10th and will be traveling through Ontario to the Algoma region. To help make this a reality, please consider donating to assist them with travel costs, venue rentals, artists and composition fees! …

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Kenosha Symphony Woodwind Quintet Premiers Haley Woodrow quintet

In February, the Kenosha Symphony Woodwind Quintet premiered Haley Woodrow’s (alum 2017) piece entitled Place of the Pike: Then and Now. A new work inspired by Kenosha history was made possible by a commission from the Kenosha Community Foundation, an award given to Haley through fresh inc! The piece also won a composition contest at the MACRO …

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2013 Alum premiers Stacy Garrop's Alto Saxophone Concerto

In April, Jonathan Hulting – Cohen (fresh inc 2013) premiered Stacy Garrop’s new concerto for alto saxophone and wind ensemble on April 14th, 2018. Quicksilver was commisioned by a consortium of 15 universities! The premier can be found by following this link. Stacy, Jonathan, and the UMass Amherst Wind Ensemble, led by maestro Matthew Westgate, was …

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Shelby Blalock finalist for American Prize in Composition

Shelby Rawlings Blalock, alum from 2017, was recently announced as a finalist for the American Prize in Composition with her piece entitled Out of Ashes! To hear her piece, click here.  “Out of Ashes” is a journey from trauma and loss, to hope and new life. The title was inspired by the legend of the …

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Christopher Culp on TEDxBuffalo

Christopher Culp (fresh in 2012) recently spoke at a TEDx conference in Buffalo.Christopher’s research focuses on the intersection between existentialism, sound studies, and queer theory. He is currently a sexual health educator providing safer sex workshops, LGBTQ+ Youth Empowerment training, and outreach on PrEP, PEP, and HIV/AIDS research. He has taught kindergarten through college level. …

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Admiral Launch Duo album release on Albany Records

The Admiral Launch Duo explores new sounds for harp and saxophone. Equally at home in acoustic and electroacoustic settings, saxophonist Jonathan Hulting-Cohen and harpist Jennifer R. Ellis have developed their repertoire through ground-breaking commissions, unexpected transcriptions, and improvisation. They have collaborated with composers including Angélica Negrón, Dylan Arthur Baker, Matthew Browne, ChristineHedden, Jasper Alice Kaye, Natalie …

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