Summer Programs

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

Epic Broadway! Musical Theater Camp (ages 13-18)

Shannon Scoles (Lead vocal instructor), Joey Gottschall (voice/choir), Theresa Williams-Johnson (voice), Marisa Bianan (dance)

Epic Broadway! is a collaboration between Crescendo Academy of Music and Wellspring Dance Academy.


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

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

This unique experience will include:

  • Daily Voice Lessons working on a Musical Theater solo/duet
  • Learning the basics of Character Development and Staging
  • Meeting other campers who have the same passion for musical theater
  • A Concert Performance on Friday, June 30

Class Session:

2023 camp runs June 26 – 30 for students age 13-18


Class Days and Times:

Camp activities will take place between 9 am and 4 pm each day. Prior to the start of the week, each camper will choose, in collaboration with our vocal teaching artists, a musical theater song that fits the camp’s theme:  The Stories We Tell. Monday’s schedule will start with an Orientation Session. The week will culminate in a group Concert for sharing with family and friends that will begin at 7 PM on Friday, June 30.

Class Fees:

$400   (Register and pay by May 30 for an Early Bird discount of $50!)

Payment plans available.

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 for Advanced Fiddlers, or around two years for Beginning Fiddlers.

Class Session:

Crescendo Fiddlers meet from June 19th – August 21st

Class Days and Times:

Mondays from 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm for beginning fiddlers
Mondays from 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm for advanced fiddlers

Class Fees:

Cost:  $115 for beginners class; $175 for advanced class

Viola Day

Instructors: Crescendo Teaching Artists and guest musicians

Rehearse and play music with Kalamazoo area violists! Presented by Crescendo teaching artist Nicholas Jeffery,   this event will feature a special guest workshop and performance by a guest artist to be named.

Cost is just $25 per student.

To see the sheet music and hear the music you’ll be playing, go here.

To register, go here.

Class Days and Times:

Summer 2023 TBA

at Crescendo Academy of Music

Class Fees:

$25 per student

Chamber Music Ensembles

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. Complete an Interest Form to be placed in a group.

Groups include duos, trios, quartets, quintets, and more. Rehearsals culminate in an August 12 recital. Ensemble coaches are Crescendo Teaching Artists.

Class Session:

Rehearsal start in June

Class Days and Times:

TBA; each ensemble will have a different schedule

Class Fees:

$120 for 6 coaching sessions over the summer weeks (additional charges may apply for extra coachings)

Workshops & Masterclasses

Instructors: guest artists

Workshop topics will vary; watch this page for details. Topics will include string instrument skills (vibrato, shifting, etc.), improvisation, aural skills, music theory, introduction to a new instrument, and more.

Masterclasses provide an opportunity for area student musicians to observe and learn from professional artists. Performance is by audition only. They are open to the public to attend.

Class Days and Times:


Class Fees:

$10 for Crescendo students; $20 for non-Crescendo students

Music Together


With Music Together, you’ll make music once a week for six weeks with our Music Together specialists using songs from the Kazoo Song Collection.

One session:  June 19 – July 28

Registration opens May 22

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