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Brent Decker

Bachelor of Arts, Woodwind Performance, Western Michigan University Brent teaches saxophone and piano for Crescendo, as well as accompanying students at recitals. Brent has worked as a freelance accompanist and pit orchestra musician throughout the Kalamazoo area. He also has experience as a Stage and Musical Director for Community Theater productions.

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Jesse Williams Joins Crescendo Faculty

February 16, 2011 Crescendo welcomes Jesse B. Williams to our faculty! Jesse studied under Roger Cole at The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (Moscow) and Bradley Wong at Western Michigan University’s School of Music (Kalamazoo). Jesse was principal clarinetist with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Amalga Chamber Orchestra in Juneau, Alaska. At…     Read More

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Jesse Williams

Jesse B. Williams is a clarinetist with a passion for performance and teaching. He studied under Roger Cole at The University of Idaho’s Lionel Hampton School of Music (Moscow) and Bradley Wong at Western Michigan University’s School of Music (Kalamazoo). Williams was principal clarinetist with the Juneau Symphony Orchestra and Amalga Chamber Orchestra in Juneau,…     Read More

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Jackie Zito

BBA from Western Michigan University. Jackie performs as both classical mandolinist and guitarist as a member of both the Duo Zito-Kusik and Third Coast Guitar Ensemble. She has also studied music theory and composition with Lawrence Rackley Smith. Jackie is a co-founder of the Kalamazoo Mandolin and Guitar Orchestra, which is sponsored by Crescendo. She is…     Read More

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Olga Ziabrikova

Master of Music from Western Michigan University Bachelor of Music in Viola Performance and Education from Astrakhan State Conservatory in Astrakhan, Russia Olga is originally from Moscow, Russia. She has played with numerous orchestras, including the Fort Wayne Philharmonic, the Pensacola Symphony Orchesta and the Southwest Michigan Symphony.  She is currently a member of the…     Read More

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