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|What past Sick Puppies say:|
"For me SICPP had the aura of an being in a parallel universe, where almost everything is identical to this one, except that when you walk down the halls of a music conservatory, from room after room you hear one contemporary composition after another, and when, occasionally you come across someone practicing a Chopin Etude, you stop and say, 'what the heck is that guy doing?!'"
"The entire faculty was phenomenal; superb teachers all. I don't think I've ever learned so much in so little time. The master classes were the best I've ever experienced, both as a participant and as an audience member. The faculty recitals were all extraordinary. The whole experience has a wonderfully enthusiastic and positive spirit--very energizing."
"It was by far one of the best weeks of my musical season. A perfect blend of challenge, new ideas, and adventure."
"In the two years that I've been a performer at SICPP, I have consistently had the most enriching chamber music performance experiences of my life. Sick Puppy does an excellent job of exposing artists, young and old, to the essential repertoire of our time--extending the influence of new music to the communities of Boston and beyond."
"This summer program was really motivating, and I'm going to try to find people here to start a new music ensemble at my school."
"So many like-minded people creating this great artistic community, playing fantastic music all the time. I met so many interesting performers and composers with really enlightening perspectives and thoughts, and I can't wait to come back to SICPP next time... I've been raving about it nonstop to my family and friends. Thanks again for a truly inspiring week of masterclasses and colloquia and concerts."
"Hearing composers and musicians talk about new music formally (in the masterclasses and colloquia), and informally (around NEC and at Uno's) was so educational. All of the performances on the series at Jordan Hall, at the Gardner, and at the Iditarod were fantastic. There were such good vibes and an intense excitement about new music in the air!"
"It really was the best musical experience of my life! Being able to meet so many people that share an equal if not more exuberant love for contemporary music was invaluable to my growth as a musician and a person. The intensity of the week really helped me rise to a new level.""I really had a fantastic time at SICPP … and I really regret that I’d never heard of it before."
"The whole experience was marvelous … really extraordinary!"
"I only have words of enthusiasm about SICPP; it’s just wonderful and surely unique in its genre."
"When I returned home I noticed that several New York-based classical music websites mentioned SICPP … This is a testament to the extremely high level of performance you have successfully cultivated. I hope to attend again next year and I already have several friends who may be interested as well."
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