Before the aptly titled “boot camp” workshop, I only knew Fifth House Ensemble by name. I was aware that they are a unique collective of musicians (the group consists of eleven musicians: ten instrumentalists and a composer who each have an impressive performance record and distinct skills) with a stellar reputation. However, after spending five hours with the musicians, it became evident that this non-profit musical organization is thriving thanks to each of the performer’s enthusiasm for their craft as well as their personable approach to sharing music.

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