Day 3 began with a performance at the Milwaukee Art Museum, one of the most gorgeous venues we visit during the festival. Each year, we perform in the museum’s main atrium, across from a Chihuly sculpture and with Lake Michigan as the perfect backdrop. Putting what they’ve learned into practice, each participant custom-crafted spoken introductions to works ranging from Bach to Berio.
We returned to campus for an afternoon of workshops on budgeting (Excel! ooooh…ahhhh..), sales, and commissioning with financial advisor, professional coach, and Fifth House board member Tad Gray. Workshops included opportunities to role-play a great pitch to a presenter, and ways to cultivate great mindsets for listening.
We end the day with a concert and cocktails at the HobNob, a classic supper club that has been a Racine, WI destination since the 1950s. The program included works by Bernstein, Ian Clarke, and the musical Camelot, and finished with a boozy performance of Paul Schoenfield’s Cafe Music.