January 17, 2017 – The Orff Music Studio winter session begins February 14, with a free demonstration class on January 31 from 5:15-6:15.The cost for the 6 week session is $120.00 (siblings are $80).
Students taking a class at the Orff Studio will experience: Listening Skills Development, Singing, Movement / Dance, Beat / Rhythm / Melodic Studies, Improvisation, Note Reading, Body Percussion, Ensemble Playing (using classroom instruments), Poems / Rhymes / Stories
Class times are:
Tuesdays, 5:15 – 6:15 for ages 5 to 7
Tuesdays, 6:30 – 7:30 for ages 8 to 12
You can find more details here and can register here.
January 10, 2017- Join Crescendo Academy of Music faculty and guests as we celebrate the Summer Solstice with Jazz at the Union Cabaret & Grill in downtown Kalamazoo on Wednesday, June 21. From 7:00 – 10:00 pm, Crescendo Academy of Music will receive a portion of the sale proceeds for the evening.
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December 1, 2016 – 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. Crescendo thanks the foundation for its continuing support of our work!
You can now pay for your lessons or make donations at our Square store; follow the link on the left of the page.
November 14, 2016 – Matthew Matuszek has joined Crescendo as a trumpet instructor. Since graduating from WMU with a degree in K-12 Instrumental Music Education, he has taught at Gull Lake Public Schools, served as the Assistant Director of Bands in Plainwell Community Schools, was the Director of Bands in Forest Hills Public Schools, and has freelanced both locally and internationally. He is a stylistically versatile musician that has experience playing in classical, jazz, chamber, rock, reggae, funk, latin, hip hop, and world music ensembles.