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Crescendo Faculty and Ensembles at Kalamazoo State Theater 90th Anniversary Art Hop Celebration

July 24, 2017 – Crescendo faculty and student ensembles–including the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra and the Crescendo Fiddlers–will be featured at the September 8 Art Hop from 5:00 – 9:00 pm. Start out the fall show season by celebrating with the State Theater downtown on the Kalamazoo mall and in the venue to commemorate…     Read More

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Grant Awarded by the Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP)

July 5, 2017 – Crescendo has been awarded a grant by the Associated Chamber Music Players (ACMP) to support need-based scholarships for our Academic Year Chamber Music program. The mission of ACMP is to stimulate and expand the playing of chamber music for pleasure among musicians of all ages and skill levels, worldwide, by connecting…     Read More

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Michelle Bessemer Joins Crescendo Faculty

June 1, 2017 – Michelle Bessemer has joined Crescendo as a violin instructor. In addition to teaching for Crescendo, Michelle performs with several area orchestras, including the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Toledo Symphony and more.

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Michelle Bessemer

Master of Music, Violin Performance, Western Michigan University Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, Stetson University, DeLand, FL In addition to teaching for Crescendo, Michelle performs with several area orchestras, including the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra, Southwest Michigan Symphony, Battle Creek Symphony, Toledo Symphony and more.

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Denis Shebukhov

Master of Music, Jazz/String Bass, Western Michigan University Master of Music, Tuba Performance, Gorky State Conservatory, Russia Bachelor of Music, Tuba/Electric Bass, Kirov Music College, Russia In addition to teaching at Crescendo, Denis is an orchestra teacher in the Kalamazoo Public Schools and a frequent performer in the midwest.

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