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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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New Music Together Classes and Location

November 2, 2017 – Crescendo has just added new Music Together class times and a new Music Together location: Monday, 6:00 pm at Crescendo and Friday, 9:30 and 10:30 am at Academy of Dance Arts – Dance and Apparel. Full details and registration available here.

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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,…     Read More

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