Summer Programs

Epic Broadway! Musical Theater Camp

Epic Broadway! is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. 2019 focus:  Musicals of the 1960s

  • Individual Voice Lessons
  • Acting Technique
  • Dance Instruction

When:  June 24-28, 2019 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 28 at 7 pm in the Wellspring Theater

Cost:  $295   Register and pay by May 1 for an Early Bird discount of $20!

Shannon Scoles (vocal technique)
Corlyn Longer-Schreck (acting and vocal technique)
Jasmine Statzer (dance)

Register here or call 269/345-6664

Introduction to Ukulele

This 6-week class for introduces beginning players ages 7-12 to the ukulele in a small group setting. Instruction includes proper playing position, the “basic” or “common” strumming stroke, reading ukulele music and tablature, and commonly played chords and rhythms. The class will focus on basic skills and techniques with an emphasis on having fun while learning. The session will end with a performance for family and friends. A limited number of ukuleles are available for students to use, or bring your own instrument. Cost is $75; class meets Tuesdays from 5:30-6:15, starting June 25.

Introduction to Guitar

Have fun making expressive music from the very first day! This 6-week class is designed for students ages 8 and up who want to learn in a small group setting. Participants will learn the basics of acoustic guitar technique and music reading. No previous experience required; students must provide their own instrument. Cost is $75; class meets Tuesdays from 6:30-7:15, starting June 25.

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), Jesse Williams (clarinet), Stephanie Measzros (flute), Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe),  Dan Willenberg (jazz/piano).  Financial aid applications are available here. To register on line, go here, or contact the office to be placed in a group.

Crescendo Fiddlers 

Classes for the summer session will meet weekly on Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm from June 24 to August 19. 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 and love them. This team-taught class 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.





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    … to provide individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability or income.

    Epic Center, Suite 12
    359 S. Kalamazoo Mall
    Kalamazoo, MI 49007

    269 / 345-6664

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