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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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We started out our day with a public speaking workshop led by the two Erics! Participants learned how to introduce pieces, write program notes and more. Recording engineer Bill Maylone joined us for lunch and led another workshop where composers and instrumentalists learned the importance of a good recording, as well as what to expect when arriving at the studio for the first time. Later that afternoon we traveled to the lovely DeKoven Center in Racine for our second performance […]

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Day 2 of fresh inc started off bright and early with a trip to the Milwaukee Art Museum! We loaded up buses and set up in the main hall for our first run-out performance of the festival. Some of the participants who auditioned on Monday got the chance to perform solo and duo works that they brought to the festival, and a crowd of passersby quickly gathered once we began. After we got back to campus, we moved straight into […]

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We have officially wrapped up day one of fresh inc 2015! Dan Visconti and Stacy Garrop are back as composers-in-residence to work alongside Fifth House Ensemble for the next two weeks at University of Wisconsin-Parkside! Everyone came in on Sunday afternoon and we kicked things off with s’mores – a fresh inc tradition! Everyone got to hang out and get to know each other before the music begins. Eric “Deuce” Heidbreder even treated us to a live performance of a […]

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