Wow! It’s hard to believe that the 2013 festival is over! We all got caught up making music, attending workshops, and traveling to performances, that we got a little behind on our fresh inc recap blog posts! Now that we’re beginning to catch back up on our sleep, I’ll be posting a recap a day to catch us back up and fill you in on all of our amazing activities!
Day 9 of the 2013 fresh inc festival was no less exciting than any of the previous days! The morning started out with composition lessons and rehearsals, and then we had our first workshop of the day: Alexander Technique with John Henes from Northwestern University. John spent a short amount of time introducing the Alexander Technique, explaining its importance, and answering questions. But most of the workshop was spent doing demonstrations and adjustments with a handful of our participants.
After lunch, we had some more rehearsals, including some coachings with composers, lessons, and the composers had a workshop on speaking about music. They used this time to help craft & practice their introductions for their pieces at our final concerts.
And this is just part 1 of what we did on day 9 of the festival! We also went to the Boys and Girls Club of Kenosha to hold not one, but TWO education workshops for their students! For the younger kids, we had fresh inc participants join 5HE member Jenny to perform our Music Can Tell A Story One-Shot! concert. And for the older kids, we had composers and instrumentalists work together to present a Young Composers Workshop. As you can imagine, these were both pretty exciting, which is why they’ll have their own post! Stay tuned!