Violist/Violinist Ann Cirvencic Joins Teaching Faculty

October 8, 2018 – Violist and violinist Ann Cirvencic has joined the Crescendo Academy of Music teaching faculty. Ann returns to Kalamazoo after time spent performing and teaching in the Cleveland area. Her undergraduate studies were completed under Gerald Fischbach and David  Updegraff at WMU. After a semester of graduate pedagogy studies and assistant teaching…     Read More

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Executive Director Audrey Lipsey Awarded Gayle Hoogstraten Arts Leadership Award – Arts Administrator

August 10, 2018 – Crescendo’s Executive Director Audrey Lipsey has been awarded the Gayle Hoogstraten Award for Arts Leadership – Administrator by the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo for her many years of service to the Kalamazoo Community. The award ceremony will be held on Sunday, August 26 at 4:00 pm at the Kalamazoo Civic…     Read More

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Henry Rensch Joins Crescendo Teaching Faculty

July 30, 2018 – Henry Rensch has joined Crescendo as a bass instructor. Henry is a multi-instrumental performer, educator, composer, and engineer from Kalamazoo, MI, and has been working in the west Michigan area for over 10 years. Rensch received his Masters degree from Western Michigan University in 2017, and holds undergraduate degrees in both…     Read More

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Rose Gifford Joins Crescendo Teaching Faculty

June 4, 2018 – Rose Gifford has joined Crescendo as a teaching artist. From Portage, Michigan, Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance from Western Michigan University in 2015.  While at WMU, she held the Gilmore Piano Scholarship for four years. She studied applied piano under Dr. Silvia Roederer and collaborative piano…     Read More

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Kalamazoo State Theatre to Host Jim Brickman in Concert; Crescendo to Receive Portion of Ticket Sales

May 22, 2018 – Pianist Jim Brickman is again coming to the Kalamazoo State Theatre, and Crescendo will receive $.50 of every ticket sold! The best-selling solo pianist celebrates 2 decades of music with his Share the Love Tour. Experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman as he brings one…     Read More

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