Summer Programs

Epic Broadway! Musical Theater Camp

Epic Broadway! is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. 2017 focus:  Disney

  • Individual Voice Lessons
  • Acting Technique
  • Dance Instruction

When:  June 26-30, 2017 9 am-4 pm; Finale Showcase on Friday night
Where:  Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring Theater
Who:  Students age 13-18

Students will:
Develop musical theater dance technique
Receive individual voice lessons working on solos and/or duets
Learn the basics of character development and staging
Learn and stage large ensemble music
Perform in the Finale Showcase on Friday, June 30 at 7 pm in the Wellspring Theater

Instructors:
Brent Decker (accompanist and vocal coach)
Shannon Scoles (vocal technique)
Victoria Jackson (vocal technique)
Corlyn Longer-Schreck (acting and vocal technique)
Jasmine Statzer (dance)

Cost:  $275.  Register here or call 269/345-6664

Classical Voice Summer Workshop

This workshop class, open to vocalists ages 14 and up, will meet for 75 minutes twice weekly over 4 weeks during the summer. Students participating in the Classical Voice Summer Workshop will have the opportunity to workshop two classical vocal selections from the standard art song and operatic repertoire in a safe, encouraging, and social environment. Students are encouraged to bring one English selection and one foreign language selection and are encouraged to bring at least one art song. Folk song settings by classical composers are suitable. Students will be expected to have repertoire chosen no later than 14 days prior to the first class meeting. For assistance in choosing repertoire, please contact instructor Jessica Louis Coe no later than three weeks prior to first class meeting. Students will be provided with a digital recording of piano accompaniment for each their pieces at both a practice tempo and a performance tempo to assist with learning and practicing their music for the workshop.

The objectives of the workshop class are:

  • To provide additional enrichment in classical voice in a relaxed group setting
  • Give students experience performing with full piano accompaniment
  • Receive extensive feedback on diction, presentation, basic pedagogy, musicality, historical considerations, style, context, etc.
  • Develop constructive vocabularies for assessing performances critically
  • To improve students’ performance confidence and competence

Class will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 5:30-6:45 pm; Session begins on July 11.
Cost:  $200 ($25/class meeting)

For questions about this opportunity, please feel free to contact Jessica Coe at midwestmusicjess@gmail.com

Chamber Music Ensembles

The Crescendo Chamber Music Program for school-age instrumentalists will begin its summer session in June. Crescendo Chamber Ensembles are for students interested in exploring chamber music repertoire. Placement in a group is based on playing level and age; groups include duos, trios, quartets, quintets and more. Membership is open to students of all instruments including voice. Rehearsals culminate in an August recital. Cost for the Chamber Music Program is $20 per one-hour coaching session. Ensemble coaches include, Mark Portolese (violin/piano), Luke Cook (cello), Silvia Sidorane McClish (cello), Audrey Lipsey (violin), Darren Chan (viola/violin), Michelle Bessemer (violin), Jesse Williams (clarinet), Stephanie Measzros (flute), Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe),  Dan Willenberg (jazz/piano). Cost for the Chamber Music Program is $20 per one-hour coaching session; most ensembles have six coachings per summer.  Financial aid applications are available here. To register on line, go here, or contact the office to be placed in a group.

Crescendo Fiddlers 

The Crescendo Fiddlers kick off their summer season on June 12! Classes for the summer session will meet weekly on Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm from June 12 to August 14. Director Joanna Steinhauser teaches folk fiddle music from various cultures, including Celtic, American, Canadian, Scandinavian, and Chinese styles. The ensemble welcomes violin, viola, and cello players of all ages who have played for at least three years. In addition to weekly classes, the Crescendo Fiddlers perform throughout the summer at regional folk music festivals, community events and farmers’ markets. Cost for the summer session is $200 (includes t-shirt and music binder).

Crescendo Community Voices

Community Voices offers musical experiences for teens and adults with special needs and the people who care for them and love them. This team-taught choir is led by Cynthia Cross, Board certified music therapist; Corlis Watkins, KRESA-YAP choir director; and Marcia Working, certified Orff Schulwerk educator. CCV participants experience singing, chanting, drumming and an introduction to Orff Schulwerk which stresses making music in a non-competitive atmosphere. Weekly meetings will be held at Crescendo Academy of Music (Studio 19) on Thursdays at 3:00 pm. Cost for the summer session is $30.

Music Together Mixed Ages

Music Together® is an internationally recognized early childhood music program offering 45 minutes of pure musical fun for you and your child each week. Accredited teachers introduce children to the pleasures of making music in a relaxed, playful, non-performance-oriented setting. You’ll receive CDs and songbooks tied to each session’s unique experiences for use at home. The national program’s e-newsletter, web resources and online store provide additional support for enriching your child’s and your family’s musical growth and enjoyment.

Six-week summer sessions for Music Together begin the week of June 19th. For more details and to register, go here.

 

 

 

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