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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Classical Mandolin Society of America Grant Received

December 14, 2017 – Crescendo received a grant from the Classical  Mandolin Society of America for the purchase of instruments for our new Mando for Kids program. The Mando for Kids curriculum was designed to introduce elementary school children to the mandolin as a classical instrument. Our class is taught by members of the Kalamazoo…     Read More

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Crescendo Receives Grant from Irving S. Gilmore Foundation

November 28, 2017 – The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation has again awarded a grant to support Crescendo Academy of Music. The Irving S. Gilmore Foundation “endeavors to develop and enrich the Greater Kalamazoo community by supporting the work of nonprofit organizations that benefit Kalamazoo County residents.” This grant will be used to support general operations….     Read More

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Mando for Kids Class Added

November 2, 2017 – The first Mando for Kids class will meet on Tuesdays from 6:00 to 6:45 from November 14 to December 19. John Hosley and Douglas Sneddon will be team-teaching this class. Cost for the 6-week class is $90. Developed by Laura Norris, the Mando for Kids curriculum was designed to introduce elementary school…     Read More

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