2016 Participants

Alum composes for The Crossing Choir and for a new opera

Ayanna Woods (composer, ’16) composed the music and words to the world premiere of Shift, a new film part of The Crossing Votes: 2020; a pre-election project put on by The Crossing Choir, which premiered on November 2nd, 2020. Woods was also part of a group of composers who wrote the opera, FORCE! an opera …

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Duo Caprice Premiere

2016 fresh inc alum Emma Schmiedecke, cello, and her ensemble Duo Caprice will be giving the world premiere of “To Begin Anew – Prelude for Obo and Cello” on January 26th, 2018 at the Schulich School of Music of McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The piece was commissioned in collaboration with alum Matthew Kennedy.

Madison New Music Festival

The Madison New Music Festival, founded in 2016 by composition alum Zachary Green, is an annual, weekend-long concert series in Madison, WI that aims to strengthen the city’s cultural vitality through the celebration of contemporary works. The festival presents brand new pieces by leading and emerging composers, shares underplayed classics of the contemporary repertoire, and …

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Madison New Music Festival

The Madison New Music Festival, founded in 2016 by composition alum Zachary Green, is an annual, weekend-long concert series in Madison, WI that aims to strengthen the city’s cultural vitality through the celebration of contemporary works. The festival presents brand new pieces by leading and emerging composers, shares underplayed classics of the contemporary repertoire, and …

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2016 Alumni Find More Ways to Collaborate

2016 composition alum Matthew Kennedy has received numerous commissions with fellow fresh inc participants, including: Romanza, for solo cello – Commissioned by Fresh Inc-alum Emma Schmiedecke Until  I Say ‘When’, for violin, alto saxophone, and piano – Commissioned by Fresh Inc-alum The Rogue Trio Where the Heart Is, for reed quintet – Commissioned by Fresh Inc-alum Driftwood …

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