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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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The second week of fresh inc 2013 started bright and early!  We had breakfast an hour early, and then we boarded the bus for the Chicago Cultural Center for the third performance of the festival!  We battled traffic into the city, and successfully arrived on time, and then we finished sound check in an impressively efficient amount of time. After our sound check, we were joined by Deborah Sobol, Creative Director of Rush Hour Concerts, for a lunch time workshop.  Deborah […]

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The first Saturday of fresh inc 2013 was completely dedicated to rehearsals for instrumentalists and lessons & forums for composers.  Our participants have been working hard in the practice room, rehearsal room, and composition rooms, and we are continually blown away by the levels of dedication, hard work, talent, and spirit we’re seeing here on campus!  We ended Saturday with our second salon performance of the festival! An exciting outcome of Saturday, aside from the phenomenal work that happened in the […]

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Nichols Hall, Music Institute of Chicago Saturday, June 22, 2013 7:00pm, free admission   Stacy Garrop, Frammenti Melissa Snoza, Crystal Hall, Jennifer Woodrum, Andrew Williams, Clark Carruth, Herine Coetzee Koschak, Eric Snoza, Jani Parsons Tomas Gueglio, Sextet Latitude 49: Jason Paige, Andy Hall, Timothy Steeves, Jacobsen Woollen, Jani Parsons, Chris Sies John Dorhauer, Puzzle Lunch Tulips Cheezborger Latitude 49: Jason Paige, Andy Hall, Timothy Steeves, Jacobsen Woollen, Jani Parsons, Chris Sies Danielle Rabinowitz, Mo(u)rning Melissa Snoza, Jacobsen Woollen, Deborah K. Hui Jabez Co, the Jabberwock Megan Ihnen, Melissa Snoza, Rita Andrade, Milo Futz, Jennifer Ellis Patrick O’Malley, Rhapsody Allison Pickett, Andy Hall, Kelly Hofman, Katie Kroko, Matthew […]

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