Rose Gifford Joins Crescendo Teaching Faculty

June 4, 2018 – Rose Gifford has joined Crescendo as a teaching artist. From Portage, Michigan, Rose graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Keyboard Performance from Western Michigan University in 2015.  While at WMU, she held the Gilmore Piano Scholarship for four years. She studied applied piano under Dr. Silvia Roederer and collaborative piano…     Read More

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Kalamazoo State Theatre to Host Jim Brickman in Concert; Crescendo to Receive Portion of Ticket Sales

May 22, 2018 – Pianist Jim Brickman is again coming to the Kalamazoo State Theatre, and Crescendo will receive $.50 of every ticket sold! The best-selling solo pianist celebrates 2 decades of music with his Share the Love Tour. Experience the sounds of award-winning hit-maker, pianist and recording artist Jim Brickman as he brings one…     Read More

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Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation Grant for New Carpet

April 6, 2018 – The Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation has very generously provided Crescendo with funds that allowed us to replace the nearly 18 year old carpet in our facility! This beautiful update has refreshed our space, and will last for many years to come. Thank you, Jim Gilmore Jr. Foundation!        

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Rufus Ferguson Joins Teaching Faculty

March 9, 2018- Rufus Ferguson has joined the Crescendo teaching roster! A jazz pianist based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, Rufus received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Western Michigan University under the mentorship of Jeremy Siskind. During his tenure at WMU he has studied with artists such as Scott Cowan, Andrew Rathbun, Edward Simon, Frank Carlberg and…     Read More

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Summer Solstice Jazz ~ 30th Anniversary Event

February 5, 2018 – Join Crescendo as we celebrate the Summer Solstice and our 30th Anniversary of providing music instruction to the Kalamazoo community! Thursday, June 21, 2018 from 6:00-9:00 pm at The Union Cabaret & Grille in downtown Kalamazoo. Musician Sponsors:

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