Summer Music Lessons

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

Epic Broadway! Musical Theater Camp

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

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

2019 focus:  Musicals of the 1960’s

  • Individual Voice Lessons
  • Acting Technique
  • Dance Instruction

Class Session:

Camp runs June 24th-28th for Students age 13-18

Class Days and Times:

Camp is each day of the class session from 9:00 am – 4:00 pm with a  Finale Showcase on Friday night

Class Fees:

$295   (Register and pay by May 1 for an Early Bird discount of $20!)

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Introduction to Ukulele

This 6-week class for students ages 7-12 introduces beginning players to the ukulele in a small group setting. Instruction includes proper playing position, the “basic” or “common” strumming stroke, reading ukulele music and tablature, and commonly played chords and rhythms. The class will focus on basic skills and techniques with an emphasis on having fun while learning. The session will end with a performance for family and friends. A limited number of ukuleles are available for students to use, or you can bring your own instrument.

Class Session:

Classes start June 25th

Class Days and Times:

Tuesdays from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

Class Fees:

$75

Introduction to Guitar

Have fun making expressive music from the very first day! This 6-week class is designed for students age 12 and up who want to learn in a small group setting. Participants will learn the basics of acoustic guitar technique and music reading. No previous experience required; students must provide their own instrument.

Class Session:

Classes start June 25th

Class Days and Times:

Tuesdays from 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm

Class Fees:

$75

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), Stephanie Measzros (flute), Gabriel Renteria-Elyea (oboe),  Dan Willenberg (jazz/piano).

Class Session:

Starting June 2019

Class Days and Times:

TBA

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: Cynthia Cross, Corlis Watkins, 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