Credo Programs

For 2017 Credo will present 4 programs, all based on the principles outlined at the bottom of this page. (Develop, Acknowledge, Respond)

Click the links below to find the program for you:

Advanced String students age 12-18: Credo Oberlin and Credo New England

College and Pre-professional String players: Credo Oberlin and Credo Orchestral

Advanced pianists age 13-23

Advanced Woodwind and Brass students age 12-18

Advanced Flutists of any age

College and Pre-professional Woodwind and Brass players

Credo Oberlin – Oberlin, OH.

July 2 – 22, 2017. Ages 13-23.

Primarily a three-week program of intensive chamber music study and performance. The most advanced students will be invited to attend the Credo Orchestral week. A two-week option is available for the chamber music program.

Credo Orchestral Program – Chicago, IL. 

July 24 – 30, 2017.

Wind and brass players: highly qualified pre-professionals age 20 and above. String players: selected from Credo Oberlin applicants.  An intensive week of orchestral study set in downtown Chicago.  Two concerts featuring Rossini Semiramide Overture and Mendelssohn Italian Symphony.

Credo Flute – Elmhurst, IL.

July 24 – 29, 2017. Ages 14 and up.

A week-long intensive program of master classes, lessons, and performance opportunities.

Credo New England – Wenham, MA.

June 22 – 25, 2017. Ages 13-18.

An intensive festival of master classes, performance, and community engagement for talented students of orchestral instruments.

What is Credo?

Principles common to all Credo programs:

Musical Excellence “Develop the Gift”

At the core of every Credo program is a core dedication to excellence in classical music study and performance. Credo faculty are world-acclaimed leaders in pedagogy and performance.   Credo’s students are all highly talented, dedicated young artists – whether they are leaders in their local school or youth orchestra or the highest pre-professional level conservatory students.

Personal Growth “Acknowledge the Source”

The greatest musical artists are also the greatest human beings. As the famed violinist Fritz Kreisler expressed “No man can achieve great things unless his heart is filled with love.” Credo encourages each student to find their personal path to the source of love. Students and families from a wide variety of faith backgrounds have found themselves enriched by the Credo experience.

Service Projects “Respond with Service”

As an important part of Credo’s mission of service, students devote one day a week to a variety of service activities. They share their special musical gifts in concerts at day-care centers, childhood education centers, nursing homes, and hospitals. They also experience the joy of accomplishment in such tasks as park site preparation, cleaning homeless shelters, and community beautification projects. Each service day offers an opportunity for faculty and students to connect outside the confines of the practice room, and to develop a life-long passion for serving others with our art and being.