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2017 Summer Programs

April 26, 2017 – Crescendo is registering student for all of our summer programs! Epic Broadway! is back, but will be held from June 26-30 this year. Also returning are Crescendo Fiddlers, Chamber Ensembles, Community Voices, and Music Together. New this year is the Classical Voice Summer Workshop. Private lessons on all instruments and voice are also available year round. Summer is a great time to try something new! Follow the links for all the details!

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Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra Welcomes Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall, mandolinists, in concert

April 26, 2017 – The mandolin duo of Brian Oberlin and Evan Marshall will perform a free concert on May 20th, 2017 at the First Congregational Church in downtown Kalamazoo at 7:00.  Oberlin and Marshall will perform tunes from the Classical, Swing, Bluegrass and American Folk traditions, as well as their own original compositions.

Brian Oberlin is an internationally acclaimed mandolin player and educator.  Along with the myriad of award-winning bands and ensembles he has collaborated with throughout the United States and Europe, Oberlin is also the founder and director of the River of the West Mandolin Camp and the Oregon Mandolin Orchestra. Evan J. Marshall is an internationally renowned mandolin virtuoso and is widely regarded as the world’s premier solo performer on mandolin in Duo-Style. By himself, he sounds like several of the world’s finest mandolinists performing together.  Country guitar legend Chet Atkins called Evan “A true virtuoso, one of the few great musicians of our time.”

In addition to performing, Oberlin and Marshall will be giving workshops for all those interested on May 21, 2017 at Crescendo Academy of Music.  For more information about this unique opportunity and to register for this event please contact the office.

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KMGO Spring Gala Concert

April 20, 2017 – Please join the Kalamazoo Mandolin & Guitar Orchestra as they close out our 2016-2017 season with a Spring Gala Concert at the Holy Family Chapel, Nazareth Center on May 13th at 3:00 pm. The orchestra will be premiering Chris Acquavella – Mandolin’s Four Melodies, which won the KMGO Call for Scores contest earlier this year. It promises to be an exciting concert.

The Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra is a plucked string ensemble consisting of mandolins, mandolas, mandocellos, guitars, and bass. The KMGO was founded in 2003 to revive the mandolin orchestra tradition in Kalamazoo. Under the direction of conductor Philip Rugel, the orchestra enjoys performing a wide variety of music including classical, ethnic, and “golden era” mandolin orchestra music. The orchestra has premiered original music composed for the orchestra and have sponsored workshops with international mandolin virtuosi. The KMGO is sponsored by Crescendo Academy of Music.

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Summer Solstice Jazz

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. Proceeds from this special event will go towards our scholarship fund.

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Matthew Matuszek Joins Teaching Faculty

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.

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