Epic Broadway! musical theater camp is a week long day camp for kids age 13-18, running from June 26 – June 30 in the Epic Center (Note: this is earlier than in previous years). This program is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. Class will be held daily from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, with a half-hour for lunch; instruction includes dance, vocal technique, and performance coaching each day. While Wellspring dance technique is rooted in the modern tradition, multiple types of dance will be explored. Students will also learn several aspects of effective acting technique as it pertains to Musical Theater performance. They will work on how to interpret the lyrics, researching and developing the character, blocking and stage movement. Each student will also receive private vocal instruction.
At the end of the week, participants will perform in an Epic Broadway! Showcase (Friday, June 30) in the Wellspring Theater. Instructors include Brent Decker (accompanist and choral vocal coach), Shannon Scoles (vocal technique), Victoria Jackson (vocal technique), Corlyn Schreck (acting/vocal technique), and Jasmine Statzer (dance).
This year, Epic Broadway! will Disney songs, especially lesser-known compositions.
Cost is $275. Registration can be done here.
Chamber Music Ensembles
The Crescendo Chamber Music Program for school-age instrumentalists will begin its summer session in June. Crescendo faculty form and coach the ensembles, based on playing level, instrumentation and age; possible ensembles include string quartet, piano trio, string/wind ensemble, and wind quintet. Six rehearsals throughout the summer will culminate in a performance recital in August. Ensemble coaches include, Mark Portolese (violin/piano), Luke Cook (cello), Jesse Williams (clarinet), Stephanie Measzros (flute), Dan Willenberg (jazz/piano). Cost for the summer Chamber Music Program starts at $120, subject to change based on group placement. Financial aid applications are available here. To register on line, go here, or contact the office to be placed in a group.
The Crescendo Fiddlers kick off their season with a bang on June 6! Classes for the summer session will meet weekly on Mondays, 6:30 – 7:30 pm from June 5 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 $190 for returning members and $205 for new members (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® 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.