Epic Broadway! is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers. 2017 focus: Disney
♦Individual Voice Lessons
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
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
Cost: $275. Register here or call 269/345-6664
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 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 $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.