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Alfredo Balcacer Joins Crescendo Teaching Faculty

October 10, 2017 – Alfredo Balcacer has joined Crescendo as an acoustic and electric guitar instructor. Alfredo is a guitarist and educator from the Dominican Republic, currently living in Kalamazoo, MI. He graduated with a degree in Music Performance from Utah State University, and is currently finishing his masters degree in Music Performance at Western…     Read More

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Alfredo Balcacer

Master of Music, Music Performance/Jazz studies Western Michigan University (expected graduation December 2017) Bachelor of Music, Music Performance with a certificate in guitar pedagogy, Utah State University Studies in Music Performance, National Conservatory of Music, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Alfredo Balcacer is a guitarist and educator from the Dominican Republic, currently living in Kalamazoo, MI….     Read More

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John Hosley

Retired after 34 year career as a research associate beginning with the Upjohn Co. in 1983, and continuing through its transitions to Pharmacia, Pfizer, and finally Zoetis, John Hosley has begun a second career teaching guitar and mandolin. John studied classical guitar with Miles Kusik beginning in the mid-1980s, studied plectrum guitar in the 1990s,…     Read More

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Chamber Ensembles Now Forming

September 25, 2017 – Crescendo is now forming chamber ensembles for the 2017-2018 school year! All strings, woodwinds, brass, piano, and vocal students are welcome. New this year, we are offering jazz ensembles, too! Sign up online here or contact the office to be placed in an ensemble. More details can be found on our…     Read More

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Loretta Cetkovic Joins Piano Faculty

September 11, 2017 – Loretta Lanning Cetkovic has joined the Crescendo faculty as a piano instructor and accompanist. Loretta, a native of Michigan, is a pianist and teacher in Kalamazoo, MI. She manages an active studio and performs frequently in Michigan as a soloist and collaboratively with local players, such as the Con Anima Duo with…     Read More

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