fresh ventures

Prize winning composition starts duo ~, is commissioned for multiple new projects, and releases new pieces

Maya Miro Johnson (’19, composition) started a new performance art duo with Sarrah Bushara, called ~ [pronounced two]. They are working on both their first large commission with Zeitgeist and a digital concert performance with Fidget. Johnson was admitted as one of the youngest students ever selected for a conducting fellowship at Aspen Music Festival …

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Composition alum awarded Fire Island Residency, releases new single with fellow alumni

Dan Langa (’17) was awarded residency at Fire Island National Park, starting in May 2021. “For the residency I will be creating an electroacoustic work for the park using field recordings I will take during my stay at Watch Hill in the spring. My goal with the project is to explore to relationship between man–made, …

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Composition alum opens studio, premieres new works, & starts new projects

Alexa Letourneau, Fresh Inc 2020 composer, has had a lot on her plate since last summer. She opened her own composition teaching studio and is working one-on-one with five new students. She is planning a digital premiere for some of their work at the end of this academic year. Recently, the second movement of her …

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Beyond Boundaries partners with Aspire 2 STEAM

Beyond Boundaries, one of our 2020 pre-formed ensembles, is currently in the process of becoming a non-profit! The last step is the approval of their paperwork.  Beyond Boundaries is focused on bringing innovative solutions to health and wellness at the intersection of music and brain health advocacy. This year, they’ve partnered with Cheryl O’Donoghue, founder …

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Alums premiere new flute pieces, featured in Oregon Arts Watch

Composer Sarah Jordan (’20) recently connected with two other Fresh Inc alums, flutists Robin Meiskins (’16, ’17) and Victoria Calderone Moreira (’19). Meiskins has an impressive following on her Youtube channel; notably releasing a series titled “100 Days of New Music.” In November 2020, Meiksins posted a performance of “Embers,” a solo flute piece written …

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