Credo New England is open to any player who would benefit from the environment of an intensive weekend of musical instruction. Students will be placed in ensembles with others of similar age and ability. Many Credo students sit at or near the front of their youth orchestra sections, while others are solid players who are just beginning their serious musical journey. Students are admitted to Credo New England based on finding suitable chamber music partners – thus compatibility with other applicants is more of a deciding factor than absolute talent/achievement.
No. Credo New England is a music program of high-level study and performance. Credo programs use faith and service elements to enrich and deepen the student’s commitment to excellence and appreciation of the special power of music.
YES! Credo (Latin for, “I believe”) is a place for development and strengthening of faith. The required morning sing is led from a non-denominational Christian perspective by faculty (Baptist, Catholic, Lutheran, Presbyterian, and Mennonite). At Credo, students from (nearly) all Christian denominations and several non-Christian faiths have grown together by discovering their common beliefs and respectfully discussing differences.
Students engage in musical growth through chamber groups, master classes, large ensembles, and private lessons. They have the opportunity to study with outstanding faculty from high profile schools and orchestras all over the greater Boston area.
Students have the opportunity to work with several members of the faculty as their coaches throughout the program. Credo New England’s exciting faculty is headed by Peter Slowik, of the Oberlin Conservatory, and includes numerous prominent Boston musicians. Check out the full list of faculty here.