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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 first Friday of fresh inc 2015 began with a workshop on writing bios, resumes and interview skills. After composer-in-residence Dan Visconti got things started, 5HE cellist Herine shared the story of one of the worst interviews she ever gave, with Dan playing the part of the arrogant interviewee. Thankfully, Clark was able to step in and show students where Dan went wrong, showing everyone the proper way to handle the situation. With no other performances on the books for […]

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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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