We started our first full day with an opening meeting and introductions to get everyone acquainted before launching into rehearsals and composer forums!
Conductor and arranger Cliff Colnot was our first guest expert of the 2017 festival. He led some tuning exercises with the help of a few volunteer musicians.
Our composers-in-residence Stacy Garrop and Dan Visconti showed some examples of the right way for a composer to join the rehearsal process…
…and the wrong way.
We closed out day one with our faculty salon, featuring music by Dan and Stacy performed by Fifth House Ensemble