Our Story

Credo is dedicated to combining high-level musical training with Christian mentorship and the opportunity for outreach and service to others.

Credo’s first two-week program in 1999 attracted 43 applicants. Now in our thirteenth season, Credo presents a three-week program for students from over 35 states and several foreign countries.

Throughout the program, students perform over two dozen outreach concerts at area nursing homes, early childhood centers, hospitals, low-income summer schools and more.

Credo offers intensive summer musical programs for serious young musicians between the ages of 12 and 23. The program is under the direction of Credo co-founder, Peter Slowik, Professor of Viola and String Division Director at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.

Credo alumni have been first-place prizewinners in:

  • American String Teachers Solo Competition
  • Music Teachers National Association Solo Competition
  • Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition

Recent professional appointments of Credo alumni include:

  • Viola Faculty, University of Virginia
  • Principal Cellist of the Memphis Symphony Orchestra
  • Hong Kong Philharmonic
  • Charleston (SC) Symphony
  • Pro Musica Chamber Orchestra of Columbus
  • Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra

Credo’s alumni bring their passion for music and service to the country’s leading music schools, including the Juilliard School, Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Indiana University, Eastman School of Music, and the Cleveland Institute of Music. Our alumni are active leaders in chamber music, community service and their communities of faith.

Credo’s commitment to developing the next generation of musical leaders, in the context of integrated music study, service, and faith, empowers its students to be more winsome and productive members of their communities, their musical ensembles, and their families.