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Expert individual instruction with composition and instrumental artist faculty.

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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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It’s day 3, and after a long morning of rehearsals, we gather after lunch for one of our favorite sessions: the public speaking workshop. How many of us don’t get nervous before going on stage to perform? And when we have to say a few words to the audience, that amps up the pressure even more. Enter our resident public speaking expert and pianist, Adam Marks, who takes us through an activity that highlights the different ways that artists traditionally present […]

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What a great second day! We started things off with instrumental lessons, then off to a couple of lightning-speed workshops. The first was Arts Start-Up, a session in which Melissa led the participants through the process of identifying their artist/mission statements, figuring out what musical activities they’d like to pursue, then determining the best business structure to support their artistic vision. We even had some drawing fun with crayons! Following that, an educational outreach session with Crystal, which began with […]

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Well folks, it’s finally here! fresh inc has officially launched, and we’ve all arrived safely at the beautiful Carthage Campus. Here are a few attendees flying in now! A few items of business to begin with. First, as decreed by composition faculty Stacy Garrop and Davy Rakowski, the official theme song of the festival is George Michael’s Faith, so expect to see that little ditty pop up at various points throughout the next 2 weeks. There is a rumor that […]

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