We have officially wrapped up day one of fresh inc 2015! Dan Visconti and Stacy Garrop are back as composers-in-residence to work alongside Fifth House Ensemble for the next two weeks at University of Wisconsin-Parkside!
Everyone came in on Sunday afternoon and we kicked things off with s’mores – a fresh inc tradition! Everyone got to hang out and get to know each other before the music begins. Eric “Deuce” Heidbreder even treated us to a live performance of a special original song!
Monday morning started off with an opening meeting, followed by a Rehearsal Techniques workshop. Afterwards we started breakout sessions for composers and auditions for our three run-out performances later on this week! Clark and Herine got right to work and programmed some of these concerts over dinner later on.
After everyone had some time to start rehearsing, faculty put on a salon performance of some of Dan and Stacy’s work to really kick things off and get people inspired for the weeks to come! We’re all looking forward to our performance at the Milwaukee Art Museum tomorrow morning and then digging in to some more material!