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Participants prepped for some outreach programs in the morning and had a bit of rehearsal time before loading up on a bus to Chicago! We got to St. James Cathedral for an ensemble panel featuring Peter McDowell of Eighth Blackbird and Russell Rolen of Spektral Quartet. Moderated by Dan and Stacy, participants got to ask questions from the perspective of both composers and fellow performers. After the panel, Fifth House Ensemble presented a program of music by Dan Visconti and […]

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After a relaxing day off on Sunday, students got down to business with a ton of workshops and guest speakers on Monday, and even managed to squeeze some rehearsal time in between! Participants took workshops on relating to their audiences and how to budget and sell their performances. After some student composer presentations, we welcomed composers Jim Stephenson and Daniel Dorff for guest presentations led by Stacy and Dan.

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After a morning of composer’s forums and rehearsals, it was off to the Kenosha Public Library for an amazing free performance where participants once again got a chance to show off some of their existing repertoire. We were treated to an original song for accordion by Sarah Grace Graves! And Just Duet closed things out with a unique synchronized snapping performance. Later that evening there were even more opportunities for performances in our second Salon Night. Highlights included vocal performances […]

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