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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

Bachelor of Arts, Bass Performance/Jazz Studies, University of Michigan Master of Music, Bass Performance, Western Michigan University Henry Rensch 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…     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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Rose Gifford

Master of Music, Piano Performance and Pedagogy; University of Oklahoma Bachelor of Music, Keyboard Performance; Western Michigan University From Portage, Michigan, Rose Gifford 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…     Read More

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