An audition might be like a door for you as a performing artist. A door to the future, a door that separates you from your dreams, and you might have only a few short minutes to show your talent. How can one get ready for such a stressful situation?
Ellen Rose, former principal violist of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and Kirsten Kemp, a top-level coach for high-risk situations will give key advice based on their vast experience and knowledge in the topic.
Join our zoom meeting.
The Crescendo Chamber Music Project
The Crescendo Chamber Music Project of Chicago concert took place on 6/25/21 at Armerding Hall on the campus of Wheaton College. It featured works by Jennifer Higdon, Ken Benshoof, Amy Beach, Michael Tilson Thomas, J. S. Bach, and W. A. Mozart. The livestream recording is available at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bp0VwCoGwPo
In This Moment - series
MAGOS HERRERA is featured on the fourth concert of the "In This Moment" series, a Crescendo event. Born in Mexico City and currently based out of New York City, she is a dazzling jazz singer-songwriter, producer, and educator. Her performance can be seen at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JJvtN6DqIw4
Introduction to the Creative Church concept
This Crescendo Lounge will give participants a brief experience of a Creative Church service and share more information about how to use this format.
Creative Church is a project of Crescendo International, a ministry among classical and jazz musicians and other artists. The Creative Church concept was borne out of a realisation that people in the postmodern world are more interested in a holistic experience of God than mere preaching.
The Arts play an essential role in conveying a message to the heart. Crescendo helps churches have begun to rediscover the power of God-inspired music and art to reach people with the Gospel. Crescendo aims to bring works of art into the church in a variety of musical formats.
8 May 2021
zoom link: https://staffweb.zoom.us/j/93213813862
In This Moment - series
Rudy Royston & Flatbed Buggy
Rudy Royston has honed a thoroughly engaging voice as a composer and bandleader and performs a concert as part of the Saint Peter's "In This Moment" series, a Crescendo event. A recording of this concert can be viewed here, originally broadcast on Saturday, May 2, 2pm, on Facebook Live and YouTube.
CRESCENDO Montreal-hub meeting
Featuring guest speaker
DR. MARIANE LEMIEUX-WOTTRICH, soprano,
who will speak to us about the challenges and hacks of
”NAVIGATING PERFORMING, TEACHING AND FAMILY-LIFE”,
THURSDAY, APRIL 29, 2021 - 8:00 - 9:00 PM EST.
Free Access via ZOOM > MEETING ID : 308 118 2076
(no passcode needed),
https://mcgill.zoom.us/j/3081183076 (no passcode needed)
CAMILA MEZA performs a solo concert
Multitalented singer, songwriter and instrumentalist CAMILA MEZA performs a solo concert as part of the Saint Peter's "In This Moment" series, Crescendo event,. A native of Santiago, Chile, Camila is a songwriter, singer, and guitarist of extraordinary depth. A recording of this concert can be viewed here, originally broadcast on Saturday, March 6 at 2pm (ET) on Facebook and YouTube.
Play & Pray - 3rd Crescendo Lounge
We look forward to meeting you at the Crescendo Lounge, where we’ll interactively share about Play&Pray. Play&Pray is a creative, spontaneous way to pray with our instruments and voices and other means of artistic expressions like dance or paintings. We invite the Holy Spirit to guide us, while we freely improvise. What to expect: Theological introduction, fun exercises & practical tips that give you a taste of what Play&Pray is and how you can start it in your own city. Please bring your instruments to the online-meeting - yes, improvising over Zoom is actually possible!
"Play & Pray" experts are: Karen Joy Brubaker Fetzner; Pauliina Haustein; Lara Bevilacqua; Claudia Michaelsen
Theological introduction: Beat Rink, founder of Crescendo International. For zoom link, please click here.
Singing at home
Chicagoland hub is presenting a session that we believe will be helpful for all families, musical or not. Feel free to share the details with anyone you know!
Most families these days are spending a lot of time at home together. What a great time to start singing together! Janna and Steve will share from their own experience helping their kids to sing. Join us for this free Zoom session as we consider: where to begin, what to sing, or why even bother? Register to attend on Monday, February 8th at 7:30 by going to www.bit.ly/SingAtHome.
A Musical Exploration of the Psalms
Boston hub leader Delvyn Case, composer and musicologist, has scheduled a Zoom event called "A Musical Exploration of the Psalms", through Deus Ex Musica, especially for Crescendo North America, on March 7, 7 p.m. EST--an opportunity to explore Scripture in a powerful and fascinating new way. Join the Zoom event here.
Is our calling as an artist still valid?
David Chan, concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera Orchestra, known as one of the most accomplished violinists of his generation, will be the guest of the first Crescendo Lounge.
The topic of the first Lounge is:
God has plans with you also in difficult times / Is my calling as a musician still valid?
View the recording of Delta David Gier's interview with David Chan on YouTube.
In This Moment
An inaugural Crescendo event, a jazz concert was presented at St. Peter’s Church in midtown New York City, December 4 & 5, 2020, with further concerts planned in February, April, and June of 2021. A recording of this concert can be viewed here.