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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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Our annual trip to the beautiful Milwaukee Art Museum happened to be this year’s first run-out performance! Participants are asked to come prepared for additional performances throughout the festival, and they put together an amazing program.                       Visitors to the museum were treated to a variety of solo and duo pieces. Cellist Emma Schmiedecke performed the U.S. premiere of Emily Walker’s Three Shorts for Solo Cello!         […]

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We kicked off day 3 with our Public Speaking workshop led by Melissa, Eric and Katherine!               We talked about the challenges presented by talking about music, and how those apply to writing program notes and presenting them from the stage.               Composers and instrumentalists broke off to get to work – ensembles rehearsed pieces for the final concerts while the first of many composer forums led by Dan and Stacy […]

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Day 1 of fresh inc was missing our traditional s’mores cookout. Don’t let the picture above fool you, we got rained out shortly afterward! Most of us got inside before the downpour, and those of us who didn’t found creative ways to dry off. We kicked things off on Day 2 with a Rehearsal Techniques workshop, then put those ideas into practice with the first block of rehearsals in the afternoon. Composers broke off into groups for opening presentations, and performers […]

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