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Rufus Ferguson

Master of Music, Piano Performance; Western Michigan University Bachelor of Music, Jazz Studies; Western Michigan University Rufus Ferguson is a jazz pianist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan. He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Michigan University under the mentorship of Jeremy Siskind. During his tenure at WMU he has studied with artists such as Scott…     Read More

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Summer Solstice Jazz ~ 30th Anniversary Event

February 5, 2018 – Join Crescendo as we celebrate the Summer Solstice and our 30th Anniversary of providing music instruction to the Kalamazoo community! Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm at The Union Cabaret & Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. Musician Sponsors:

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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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