Summer Programs

Crescendo Academy of Music offers different summer music lessons for students interested in continuing their music education year-round.

Epic Broadway! Online Musical Theater Camp

Shannon Scoles (vocal technique), Corlyn Longer-Schreck (acting and vocal technique)

Epic Broadway! is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring/Cori Terry & Dancers.

2020 focus:  Musicals of the 1970s

Join us for a week of online specialized training and education in Vocal Music Theater!

Work with college faculty who have spent decades teaching and coaching  young singers in vocal technique and acting specifically for the musical stage.

This unique online training experience will include:

  • Daily Private Voice Lessons working on a Music Theater solo
  • Learning the basics of Character Development and Staging
  • Learning about the history of Music Theater
  • Meeting other campers who have the same passion for musical theater
  • A Live Online Concert Performance on Friday, August 7

Each camper will participate in:

Daily 45-minute group Acting class 
Daily 30-minute individual Voice Lesson
Daily 45-minute group Music Theater History class
Daily 45-minute group lunch
Live Online Concert via Zoom

Class Session:

2020 camp runs August 3-7 for students age 13-18


Class Days and Times:

Camp activities will take place between 11 am and 5 pm each day, with each student having a slightly different schedule based on times assigned for private lessons. All students will be called for camp activities from 11 am – 2 pm each day, with a break for lunch or social time. Private lessons and small group work will be scheduled between 2 pm and 5 pm. Prior to the start of the week, each camper will choose a music theater song that fits the camp’s theme (Musicals of the 1970s). Monday’s schedule will start at 10:00 am for an Orientation Session. The week will culminate in a group online Live Concert for sharing with family and friends that will begin at 7 PM on Friday, August 7.

Class Fees:

$250   (Register and pay by July 13 for an Early Bird discount of $20!)

Music Together Online


With Music Together Online, music class comes to you! Every week for six weeks, Crescendo Academy’s Music Together specialists will lead your whole family in fun music activities using songs from the Kazoo Song Collection for younger kids or the Tree Frog collection for Rhythm Kid.

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Chamber Music Ensembles

(Instructors listed below)

Crescendo Chamber Ensembles are for students of all instruments including voice interested in exploring chamber music repertoire. Placement in a group is based on playing level and age. Groups include duos, trios, quartets, quintets and more. Rehearsals culminate in an August recital. Ensemble coaches include, Mark Portolese (violin/piano), Luke Cook (cello), Silvia Sidorane McClish (cello), Audrey Lipsey(violin), Jesse Williams (clarinet), and Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe).

Class Session:

Starting June 2019

Class Days and Times:


Class Fees:

$20 per one-hour coaching session

Crescendo Fiddlers

Director: Joanna Steinhauser

Director Joanna Steinhauser teaches folk fiddle music from various cultures, including Celtic, American, Canadian, Scandinavian, and Chinese styles. In addition to weekly classes, the Crescendo Fiddlers perform throughout the summer at regional folk music festivals, community events and farmers’ markets. Membership is open to violin, viola, and cello players of all ages who have played for at least three years

Class Session:

Crescendo Fiddlers meet from June 24th – August 19th

Class Days and Times:

Mondays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm

Class Fees:

Cost for the summer session (June-August) is $200 (includes t-shirt and music binder).
A $15 drop-in fee is charged for each Fiddler Club meeting (September-May).

Crescendo Community Voices

Instructors: Corlis Watkins, Kelsey Adriance, and Marcia Working

Crescendo Community Voices participants experience singing, chanting, drumming and an introduction to Orff Schulwerk which stresses making music in a non-competitive atmosphere. CCV is for teens and adults with special needs and the people who care for and love them.

Class Session:

TBA, typically 9 weeks long

Class Days and Times:

Thursdays at 3:00 pm

Class Fees:

$30 for each session