Crescendo for Piano & Strings

Enhancement Opportunity for Individual Instruction and Suzuki Talent Education Piano and String Students

Italian for “growing,” Crescendo encourages and promotes students’ growth at all stages of musical development.

The program aims to develop well-rounded musicians, recognize students’ progress and set benchmarks for the advancement of musical skills.

Crescendo is a year-long program, September through June. Summer program also available.

The program guides students through graded levels of repertoire, theory questions, and technical work. Crescendo also encourages development of musicianship, motivates students by tracking and rewarding progress, develops performance skills, provides an opportunity outside of the private studio for professional feedback, and helps develop the student into a well-rounded musician.

Student benefits include: Crescendo Labs, Juries, Gala Recitals, Award Ceremonies, and Play-a-Thons.

Preparatory Level through Artist Diploma: $125 per year

Pilot Track for Adult Students: $65 per year

Summer Crescendo: $62

Student holding a trophy

Questions?

Piano students contact Irina Elkina, Crescendo for Piano Coordinator
Strings students contact Rebecca Jacobson, Crescendo for Strings Coordinator

Performance Opportunities

Fall: December 11, 2022, 1 and 2:30 p.m.

Spring: Sunday, May 7, 2023, 1 and 3 p.m.

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Crescendo Student Resources

Play-a-Thons:

  • December 11, 2022, 1:00 & 3:00 PM
  • May 7, 2023, 1:00 & 3:00 PM

Fall Juries:

  • Technical Juries – December 4, 2022
  • Juries – January 21, 22, 2023

Spring Juries:

  • Technical Juries – April 30, 2022
  • Juries – May 20, 21, 2023

Crescendo Galas:

  • Fall Semester Gala – February 4, 2023, 3:00 PM
  • Spring Semester Gala – June 3, 2023, 1:00 PM

Crescendo Labs:

  • Fall – October 8 & November 13, 2022
  • Spring – February 26 & April 23, 2023

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