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EDGEFEST 24 2020-2021: Partial to the Edge – Virtual
October 23, 2020 - March 26, 2021
EDGEFEST 24 WENT VIRTUAL THIS YEAR!
Please read below for details
Preparations for Edgefest 2020, scheduled for four days in October, were all but complete when the national health crisis hit the nation, shutting down businesses and necessitating the practice of social distancing for months, creating much uncertainty about the near future and requiring us to cancel all in-person performances at KCH. Given all the work that had gone into Edgefest 24, and the joyous anticipation among artists and fans alike, this was a difficult and painful decision, but one that had to be made to protect the health and wellbeing of everyone involved.
In spite of the uncertainties we faced, we followed through with our promise at the time, which was to prepare an alternative way of keeping the spirit of Edgefest 24 alive by pivoting to virtual presentations while also looking forward to the grand 25th edition of the festival coming up this October, 2021.
Lineup & Sponsors
EDUCATION & OUTREACH
This year, in March 2021, students in the Scarlett Middle School (Ann Arbor, MI) band programs took part in virtual workshops with Edgefest 24 artists Jen Baker and Andrew Bishop. As a culmination of their in-class unit on sound and improvisation, Baker and Bishop took the students through an exploration of how they apply those principles in their composing and performing careers.
EDGEFEST 24 DONORS & SPONSORS
INDIVIDUAL CONCERT SPONSORS
Marc Andren & Christine Reardon
Marjorie Fisher and the Community Foundation for Southeast Michigan
Lars Bjorn & Susan Wineberg
Barbara & Ron Kramer
EDGEPASS LEVEL DONORS
Ed Sarath & Joan Harris