*This is a sponsored post brought to you by Crescendo Academy of Music

by Jill P

Crescendo Academy of Music (CAM) invites the public to tour its teaching studios and meet its faculty on Saturday, October 15th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. This free event will feature performances by Crescendo faculty and students, food from local vendors, games, and activities for children, and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra’s Kushner and Company Instrument Petting Zoo.


The musical performances include Crescendo instructors Mark Portolese (violin and piano), Luke Cook (cello), Sophie Petroski (violin), Jesse Williams (clarinet), Shannon Scoles (voice), and more. The Crescendo fiddlers and other selected students will perform.

The Crescendo Café and Open House will also offer a variety of family-friendly food and beverage samples from local restaurants. “Our goal is for this event to be fun for the whole family while showcasing the depth of programs available to children and adults alike,” said Executive Director Audrey Lipsey.



Event Sponsors

This year, The Surgical Group of Southwest Michigan is the primary event sponsor. Other sponsors include: Bookbug, Peterson Company, Sanford Financial Services, Jeff K. Ross Financial Services, Ken Beadling Dentistry, Arcadia Benefits Group, Bright Futures Pediatrics, Park Place Read Estate, Meyer & Allwardt CPA, and Weber Specialties Company. Individual sponsors include Terry Baxter, MD and Stephen Jefferson, MD.

Food Vendors & Door Prizes

Food vendors include Papa’s Italian Sausage, Martini’s, Hunan Gardens, Four Roses Cafe, Confections with Convictions, People’s Food Co-op, Theo and Stacy’s, MacKenzie’s Bakery, Pop City Popcorn, and Central City Taphouse.

Door prizes have been donated by Nature Connection, Farmer’s Alley Theater, Studio 33 Ltd. Ballroom Dance, Bimbos Pizza. Shar Music will be at the event, and is donating free instrument rental time.


More Event Information

More details on the event can be found at or by calling the Crescendo office at 269-345-6664. Like our Crescendo Facebook page and keep track of news on this event!


About Crescendo Academy of Music

Crescendo Academy of Music provides individualized music instruction in a positive and supportive atmosphere to all persons regardless of age, ability, or income.

Crescendo Academy of Music is a 501(c)3 non-profi t organization with funding support from the Irving S. Gilmore Foundation; the Kalamazoo Community Foundation; the Burdick-Thorne Foundation; the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs/National Endowment for the Arts; the Sylvia and Lawrence Wong Foundation; the Harold & Grace Upjohn Foundation; the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, area businesses, and individual donors. Crescendo provides services to all children and adults without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, weight, height, handicap, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran or marital status.







By | 2016-10-10T05:02:16+00:00 October 10th, 2016|Categories: Around Kalamazoo, Newly Published, Parent resources|Comments Off on Crescendo Academy of Music Cafe’ and Open House – FREE Fun for the Family

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