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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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2017 Summer Programs

April 26, 2017 – Crescendo is registering student for all of our summer programs! Epic Broadway! is back, but will be held from June 26-30 this year. Also returning are Crescendo Fiddlers, Chamber Ensembles, Community Voices, and Music Together. New this year is the Classical Voice Summer Workshop. Private lessons on all instruments and voice…     Read More

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Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Welcomes Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall, mandolinists, in concert

April 26, 2017 – The mandolin duo of Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall will perform a free concert on May 20th, 2017 at the First Congregational Church in downtown Kalamazoo at 7:00.  Oberlin and Marshall will perform tunes from the Classical, Swing, Bluegrass and American Folk traditions, as well as their own original compositions. Brian…     Read More

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