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Zoe Schlussel

Master of Music, Violin Performance, Western Michigan University Bachelor of Music, Violin Performance, University of the Pacific Zoe began playing violin at age 9 in Grass Valley, CA where she studied both classical violin and Scottish Fiddle. In 2015 she received her Bachelor of Music degree in Violin Performance from University of the Pacific’s Conservatory…     Read More

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Classical Mandolin Society of America Grant Received

December 14, 2017 – Crescendo received a grant from the Classical  Mandolin Society of America for the purchase of instruments for our new Mando for Kids program. The Mando for Kids curriculum was designed to introduce elementary school children to the mandolin as a classical instrument. Our class is taught by members of the Kalamazoo…     Read More

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Scott Robbins

Master of Music, Music Education, VanderCook School of Music, Chicago Bachelor of Music, Music Education, Western Michigan University Scott Robbins has nearly 30 years as a music teacher at Kalamazoo Public Schools. He has also taught at Chamber Music Workshop, Birch Creek Music Performance Camp, and KPS Summer Band and Orchestra. He has performed with…     Read More

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Crescendo Receives Grant from Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

November 28, 2017 – The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation has again awarded a grant to support Crescendo Academy of Music. The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation “endeavors to develop and enrich the Greater Kalamazoo community by supporting the work of nonprofit organizations that benefit Kalamazoo County residents.” This grant will be used to support general operations….     Read More

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Mando for Kids Class Added

November 2, 2017 – The first Mando for Kids class will meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 6:45 from November 14 to December 19. John Hosley and Douglas Sneddon will be team-teaching this class. Cost for the 6-week class is $90. Developed by Laura Norris, the Mando for Kids curriculum was designed to introduce elementary school…     Read More

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