fresh inc

fresh inc

equal parts new music and new ideas

June 7-21, 2015

The University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Kenosha, WI

Fifth House Ensemble is excited to announce its 2015 summer festival: fresh inc.

Composer applications are due January 23, 2015. Instrumentalist and ensemble applications are due February 1, 2015.

Today’s professional musicians and composers are not just creative performers, they’re also creative entrepreneurs. At fresh inc you will:

*Receive individual instruction with expert composition and instrumental faculty
*Participate in collaborative workshops with artists of different disciplines creating unique performance experiences for audiences of all types
*Workshop and perform classic and newly-inked repertoire side-by-side with Fifth House Ensemble at venues throughout Chicago and Milwaukee
*Meet with industry professionals in music, marketing and beyond
*Craft a portfolio and business structure to support yourself as an artist
*Create lasting collaborative relationships with fellow performers and composers

In addition to working with members of Fifth House Ensemble, you will also be joined by:


Composition Faculty
Stacy Garrop, 2013 Fromm Foundation Grant; commissions from the Detroit Symphony Orchestra and Chanticleer; recording artist with Cedille Records
Dan Visconti, 2013/14 Rome Prize; commissions from the Kronos Quartet and American Composers Orchestra; Current Composer-in-Residence, Chicago’s Music in the Loft series

Guest Experts
James Buckhouse, Sequoia Capital, Twitter
Ezra Claytan Daniels, graphic novelist
Daniel Dorff, VP, Theodore Presser Company, composer
Hummie Mann, EMMY-winning composer, Seattle Film Institute
Austin Wintory, GRAMMY-nominated composer
Janet Cowperthwaite, managing director, Kronos Quartet

Apply: We are now accepting applications from talented composers and instrumentalists from undergraduate level up to age 32. Age restrictions do not apply to second-time participants in the fresh inc 2.0 track. Pre-formed ensembles of any instrumentation are welcome to apply. Scholarships may be available.

On-line applications are available now! All materials must be submitted by January 23, 2015 for composers and February 1, 2015 for instrumentalists and ensembles.

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