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New music presented in new ways – create performance experiences for audiences of all types.

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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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Day 4 kicked off right after breakfast with an Educational Outreach workshop. Participants learned about some ways to effectively add an educational component to music-making, and how to tailor their experience for different school settings.   After some rehearsal time and a break for lunch, graphic novelist Sarah Becan visited us to lead a workshop on music and storytelling. Having worked with Fifth House Ensemble on Luna De Cuernos, Sarah let students try to create their own stories based on […]

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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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