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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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Mark Portolese

Violin/Piano B.M., Illinois Wesleyan University M.M., University of Michigan Mark Portolese is an active violinist and pianist in the Western Michigan area. He is Acting Concertmaster of the South Bend Symphony for the 2017-18 season and will return to his normal position of Associate Concertmaster for the 2018-19 season. He is also Associate Principal Second…     Read More

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Stacy Vest

Piano B.A., Western Michigan University. Stacy Vest began playing piano as a young girl and enjoyed an active career as an accompanist for many years. She began teaching private lessons in 1999. Stacy is currently the Development Director at Open Doors. She served on the Board for the Kalamazoo Children’s Chorus for five years, four…     Read More

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George (Jerzy) Bugaj

Doctorate of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera from West Virginia University Master of Music in Vocal Performance and Opera from West Virginia University Master of Music in Musicology from University of Warsaw Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Warsaw College of Music Originally  from Poland, George came to the United States in 1990….     Read More

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