IUP faculty members Timothy Paul, Heidi Lucas, and Rosemary Brumbelow, along with graduate student Brittan Braddock, participated in the 2015 International Fellowship for Conductors, Composers, and Collaborators (IFC3) held at the University of Oregon in June.
IFC3 was created and coordinated by Paul beginning in 2014. The inaugural festival occurred in June of that year and culminated in a professional recording titled IFC3 2014: Launch.
A second successful festival for this initiative (also headed by Paul) was just completed in mid-June 2015, and a double-disc CD of the professional recordings for this event, titled IFC3 2015: Live!, will be released in 2016.
Paul’s vision for the event was to create a creative and supportive environment for conductors, composers, and performers to come together to make music and learn from each other and their shared experiences.
During the week-long festival, the participants engaged in a rigorous
schedule of daily rehearsals, recording sessions, academic lectures, and
evening performances (which are open to the public). New conductors
receive the opportunity to work with a professional group of performers,
comprised of freelance musicians and collegiate professors from all
over the United States.
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