Day three of fresh inc 2014 was one of the days that we look forward to the most at the festival each year — it was Milwaukee Art Museum day! For the third year in a row, we loaded onto a bus and headed to Milwaukee to perform in the absolutely gorgeous Windhover Hall at the Milwaukee Art Museum. With a stunning background of Lake Michigan behind our performers, it’s one of the most picturesque places I’ve ever seen a performance!
We heard works both contemporary and classical, solo and ensemble, from a number of our participants that they auditioned on the first day of the festival.
We’ve absolutely loved playing at the Milwaukee Art Museum, and we cannot wait to be back next year! If you’re in the area, you should definitely head over and check it out. A number of our participants were able to walk through the museum and enjoy the art while the performers were doing soundcheck.
In addition to our performance at the Milwaukee Art Museum, festival participants took part in 5HE’s Transitioning to College to Career workshop where Eric, Valerie, Clark, and Jani talked to the room about their paths from being in school to where they are now, and they shared the tips and tricks they’ve learned along the way.
We continued the day with Melissa & Eric presenting our Putting Your Audience Center Stage workshop, which talks about psychographics and designing the concert experience to fit your audience.
We concluded the day with a few more rehearsals, lessons, and composer presentations.
Day four included a great marketing workshop with Professor Paul Wang from Northwestern University and James Buckhouse from Twitter — stay tuned for more updates!