Fresh Inc Residencies bring the immersive, innovative spirit of Fifth House Ensemble's annual Fresh Inc Festival to music departments nationwide!

Each season, Fifth House partners with forward-thinking universities and conservatories for short and long-term residencies that redefine the training process for emerging artists, and create new avenues for community engagement.

Drawing from Fresh Inc's core series of sequenced workshops which guide artists in building careers in line with their own unique vision and values, Fresh Inc residencies are all about making connections that last well beyond each visit.

Each Fresh Inc Residency is a customized program designed to respond to the needs of emerging artists and invigorate hosting institutions by sparking new thinking at critical moments of change.

Residency activities include:

  • Performances

  • Training workshops

  • Side-by-side education and outreach activities

  • Custom-built civic practice performance projects

  • Comprehensive curriculum design

Fifth House Ensemble’s creative energy and enthusiasm is unmatched by other ensembles, a key trait that makes them a stand-out ensemble. Their messages resonated clearly with our students, and left a lasting impact on our students – NEC students are still talking about this event seven months later!

– Rachel Roberts, New England Conservatory

Selected past partners:

  • The Colburn School

  • DePaul University

  • DePauw University (see Harvest)

  • The Eastman School of Music

  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

  • Indiana University

  • New England Conservatory

  • University of Northern Iowa

  • Northwestern University

  • Oklahoma State University

  • Southeast Oklahoma State University

  • Western Michigan University

  • Yale University

For an updated list of workshop topics and to discuss a customized residency, please contact